Posts Tagged ‘Dave Grohl’

RDGLDGRN Tackles Interracial Dating on New Song, “Robots”

RDGLDGRN's music is made for warm weather, which might be why the Reston, Va., trio spends most of its time playing outdoor festivals during the summer months. Among the shows on its upcoming schedule is this year's Summer Spirit Festival in Columbia, Md., alongside Lauryn Hill, Janelle Monae, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Raheem DeVaughn.
And if it wasn't obvious that RDGLDGRN (pronounced Red, Gold, [...]

Punk the Capital’s James Schneider on the Doc’s Rare Footage

It's a busy week for D.C. punk nostalgia. Tomorrow night at the Black Cat Backstage, Punk the Capital’s D.C.-based directors James Schneider and Paul Bishow will screen rare D.C. punk footage and clips from their work in progress to raise funds for the rest of the film's post-production work. And on Wednesday, at the DC Music [...]

Photos: Surprise Foo Fighters Show w/ the Don’t Need Its and Trouble Funk @ 9:30 Club

"This is a dream come true for me, just to see my face on one of those cardboard go-go posters," said Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl at the 9:30 Club on Monday night. On the posters, Grohl was slated to be the MC of a birthday celebration for Trouble Funk's legendary frontman Big Tony. But Grohl [...]

Arts Roundup: Silo Edition

Local cabdriver/rock star Hailu Mergia talks music with booker Jim Thomson. [Vinyl District]
An oral history of The Beatles' D.C. invasion [Post]
Hey, it's local native Dave Grohl (and some other famous people) playing The Beatles. Nope, The Beatles stuff ain't stopping anytime soon. [Spin]
Michael Kaiser says: Beware of silos, arts organizations! [Huffington Post]
New Veep trailer, folks. [Huffington Post]
The Washington Post [...]

Arts Roundup: Grammy Aftershocks Edition

This is what the Kennedy Center may look like in a few years. [Arts Desk]
Vocalists compete to play the Cherry Blossom Festival. [WTOP]
After multiple stabbings, District nightclub remains closed. [PoPville]
Area reporter outraged about Academy Awards' snub of Dave Grohl appeased by Grammy wins. [Post]
That time The Beatles came to the British Embassy and were miserable. [...]

Watch: RDGLDGRN, “Doing the Most”

If you've followed the Reston band, you know the story of RDGLDGRN. But it's still kind of hard to believe. After some finagling by its producer, the band got D.C. hardcore and grunge vet Dave Grohl to record drums for its go-go-tinged single, "I Love Lamp." After they wrapped, Grohl asked the band, "Well, do you [...]

Arts Roundup: Slicknosity Edition

The recent documentary Chinatown looks at a D.C. neighborhood with an increasingly meaningless name. [WAMU]
Senior Historian David Ward talks history and controversy at the National Portrait Gallery. [Post]
Mayor Vince Gray to launch his re-election campaign at THEARC. [WTOP]
In advance of his New Year's Eve concert at the Hamilton, Dr. John drops science and some creative lingo [...]

Arts Roundup: Halfway House Edition

Post-retirement, Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser plans to teach arts management. [Post]
The suspected National Cathedral vandal has been released to a halfway house. [Post]
...and the cathedral has launched a fundraiser to help pay for vandalism- and earthquake-related damage. [Huffington Post]
Contrary to reports, the Smithsonian says it's not looking to acquire Trayvon Martin's hoodie at the moment. [...]

Watch: RDGLDGRN, “Lootin’ in London”

RDGLDGRN has made tremendous strides since its members split up The Five One and linked with drummer Dave Grohl. In February, the Reston, Va., band released an EP and performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and just a quick look at their Instagram shows recent tour stops in Denver, London, and Ireland.
Accordingly, RDGLDGRN's new video, "Lootin' in London," [...]

Photos: D.C. Bands @ SXSW 2013

At this year's SXSW, we kept our eyes trained on D.C. This year, the conference saw Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds before they left for Europe, the fresh power-pop sounds of America Hearts, and the straight-ahead punk intensity that is Clutch. Oh, and one of D.C.'s favorite natives, Dave Grohl, gave a great [...]

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