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 [...]
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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 [...]
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. [...]
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," [...]
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 [...]
Something intriguing happens on "Doing the Most," RDGLDGRN's high-wattage collaboration with producers Dave Grohl and Pharrell Williams. At first, frontman Green sings longingly over a straightforward electronic pop track. Then, suddenly, the song breaks into a raucous go-go jam accentuated by Grohl's snare-heavy percussion and Red's well-timed guitar stabs. For the band, it's a perfect blend [...]
Two weeks ago, Reston, Va., band RDGLDGRN released "Million Fans," a hard-charging track with gritty drums and edgy guitar chords. It was the band's first single since 2011's "I Love Lamp," which blended pounding go-go percussion with lighthearted Caribbean notes.
The single was infectious enough, though it sounded a lot like the RDGLDGRN members' old band, [...]
The West Wing might be maligned for inspiring a generation of idealistic young wonks, but the stellar acting at least justified the piles of awards the show won. Tonight, one of those awarded actors returns to the District in a new production at Shakespeare Theatre: Richard Schiff, a.k.a. Communications Director Toby Ziegler, stars in Eugene [...]
Scream’s Franz Stahl on Being a Teamster, Reconciling With Dave Grohl, and Playing Hardcore Fests Again
D.C. hardcore legends Scream are not the first band to do the punk reunion thing, and won't be the last. But they're doing it in earnest—or at least, as earnestly as adult life permits. Longtime Scream guitarist (and former Foo Fighter) Franz Stahl spoke with Arts Desk by phone from L.A. before flying out for [...]
in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.
1. Death Comes to Pemberley, by P.D. James.
This isn't a Jane Austen novel, or a Jane Austen-plus-zombies novel, but a murder-mystery sequel to a Jane Austen novel. In other words, it's fan fiction. When is "Stone Cold" Steve Austen gonna write a WWF-meets-Pride and [...]