When I heard The Black Keys were playing an arena tour in support of their newest release, El Camino, I'll admit I was skeptical. Their songs may soundtrack lots of commercials, and they won a Grammy, but arenas are where people like Bruce Springsteen and Madonna play. Could these grown-up indie upstarts really pack the Verizon [...]
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The sun shone bright Saturday at this year's Virgin FreeFest at Merriweather Post Pavilion, and while the grounds were a bit muddier than last year, at least the Dance Forest wasn't as dusty. It was the first nice afternoon in weeks—as well as the day before the 10th anniversary of 9/11, and the start of [...]
Sky Rockets in Flight: J. Freedom du Lac led yesterday's WaPo arts section with this, his oral history (!) of the locally penned Starland Vocal Band classic "Afternoon Delight." Money quote, from songwriter Bill Danoff: "When it came out, I was getting my car fixed, and the guy said: 'I heard your record. It’s [...]
All week, Arts Desk profiles area artists heading to Texas for the South by Southwest Music Conference, March 15-20.
On last year’s exceptional summer mixtape, The Letterman, DMV rapper Phil Adé made his intentions and aesthetics perfectly clear:“I’m the only 21-year-old that raps like he’s 30.”
Adé’s flow is mature and smoky. Catch his guest verses alongside area MCs [...]
Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney and guitarist-vocalist Dan Auerbach are currently continuing the experimentation heard on 2008’s Attack and Release through their respective side projects. Before regrouping for this fall’s Blakroc project with Mos Def and RZA, Auerbach is touring in support of his solo album, Keep It Hid, and Carney is playing bass in [...]