Posts Tagged ‘Ben Folds’

Arts Roundup: Get Your Shit Together For the Holidays Edition

Plus: Kennedy Center's Ben Folds/NSO concert disappoints.

Virgin Mobile FreeFest: D.C.’s Signature Fall Social, Believe It or Not

As the sun set on Virgin Mobile FreeFest Saturday, Merriweather Post Pavilion’s panoramic lawn harbored buzz-fed patrons enjoying chicken strips and those lemonade cups that exist to be spiked with clear spirits. Seven p.m. felt like a universally agreed-upon time to chill.
Legacy-act sets are perfect for clapping politely from your camping chair, but ZZ Top [...]

Virgin Mobile FreeFest: We’re Covering It

The Virgin Mobile FreeFest is like that time you bought a Groupon for Virginia wine-country tasting. Your clique lacks cohesion because it consists of people that back-doored into the deal or have a tenuous connection to the driver. There's goat cheese, wine slushies, and Ben Folds Five.
When you finally get there, you might find that [...]

Arts Roundup: I’m One Game Away From Crying in My Beer Edition

With its liquor license revoked, shows cancelled through at least Nov. 3 and kinks still being worked out at The Red Palace, Arts Editor Jonathan L. Fischer examines whether DC9 is finished in the wake of the death last week of Ali Ahmed Mohammed.
So, have you heard The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is taping [...]

Stay Up Late with Jukebox The Ghost

The quasi-local popsters Jukebox The Ghost are stepping their game up. To promote their soon-to-be-released Yep Roc debut, Everything Under The Sun, the trio scored a last-minute spot on the Late Show with David Letterman which airs this very evening. The GW grads have been touring like crazy for a few years now, hopping on [...]

Album Review: That Ben Folds A Cappella Record

So I finally got around to listening to Ben Folds' new a cappella album, and I had some thoughts I wanted to append to last week's post. Those of you who are still in the process of forgiving me for bringing Ben Folds and a cappella in to this space to begin with will probably [...]

Ben Folds Takes Five

In certain company, few admissions invite greater scorn than revealing a fondness for Ben Folds or a cappella. (I speak from experience.) Some people regard the former, if you're not a melodramatic 17-year-old, as symptomatic of arrested emotional development; and the latter, to use the unfortunate parlance of the times, as "super gay."
These people might [...]