Posts Tagged ‘DAR constitution hall’

Photos of Sufjan Stevens at DAR Constitution Hall

It was Stevens at his best—stripped down, simple, heartfelt.

The Kids in the Hall Bring New Material to D.C., America’s “Flirtiest” Audience

Depending on when you grew up, you probably heard of The Kids in the Hall in one of two ways: During its original run on HBO from 1989 to 1995, or on Comedy Central during its famed late 90s/early 2000s syndication. Though the show lasted only five seasons, it schooled millions of viewers and plenty of [...]

Honoring Marian Anderson, 75 Years After Her Historic Concert

Seventy-five years ago, on April 9th, 1939 (Easter Sunday), African-American opera and gospel singer Marian Anderson performed at the Lincoln Memorial after being barred by the Daughters of the American Revolution from singing at Constitution Hall because of her race. Anderson ended up being heard by 75,000 in-person listeners and millions of others on the [...]

You Will Have to Go Elsewhere to See Pixies Play Doolittle Again

The Pixies' never-ending not-about-the-art reunion tour keeps finding reasons to continue. But it won't be back for another D.C. date this fall (we last got the indie-rock heroes in 2009 at DAR Constitution Hall). The group has announced a "Lost Cities" tour—in which the band will play its Doolittle album in its entirety in cities where [...]

Charlie Sheen to Be Late to His Own Show

Attention Sheeniacs: Your messiah will be performing at 9 p.m. tonight at DAR Constitution Hall, not at 8 p.m. as scheduled. That's all the email from event promoter Live Nation says—I've asked for more details—but I'm guessing this has to do with Sheen's appearance in an L.A. courtroom today, and not, like, another a drug-fueled [...]

Charlie Sheen at Constitution Hall: a FAQ

In the oral tradition of Mark Twain, a very well-to-do man is touring the country, taking stages with nothing but his wits. Unlike Twain, Charlie Sheen has not published any literature that forever changed the course of mankind, unless you count his Twitter feed. So you may be asking yourself, why would anyone pay to see [...]

Photos: The Avett Brothers @ DAR Constitution Hall

The Avett Brothers brought their banjo, cellos, and kick-drum hearts to a sold-out DAR Constitution Hall Friday evening, ready to rock. How does folk music rock, you ask? With influences that include as much Joey Ramone as Ralph Stanley and Scott Joplin, the Avetts' music is, much like Dylan at Newport, changing the definition of [...]

Hard Walkin': Mellencamp by Numbers

So, some data has just come back from the lab in RE: last night's Constitution Hall concert by one John Mellencamp, about which I had plenty to say as it was happening.
Man, I don't know why you hipsters all make fun of this guy. Is it because of the "Cougar" he dropped from [...]

“Sort of Worth It” or Better? Discussing Conan O’Brien at DAR Constitution Hall

Last night, Arts Desk took a field trip to DAR Constitution Hall for Conan O'Brien's Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour, the comedian's cross-country trek following the much-publicized fizzling of his run hosting The Tonight Show. The evening began with a video of O'Brien—unshorn, obese, unemployed—waking up in his home, and it ended [...]

Weekend Music Roundup: Jakob Dylan, Amanda Blank, The Tallest Man on Earth, and More


Jakob Dylan, Three Legs, Neko Case, Kelly Hogan, Mimicking Birds. 9:30 Club. $25.
Lucy Kaplansky. Wolf Trap. $20.
Gist, Gary B. & the Notions, The Courtesy Line. The Red & The Black. $8.
Eilen Jewell, Little Pink. IOTA Club & Cafe. $12.
The Blue Line, Poor But Sexy, The Very Small. Rock and Roll Hotel. $10.
Buckshot Blues. Bangkok Blues. [...]