Posts Tagged ‘Dave Mann’

Mittenfields’ Optimists, Reviewed

The local indie-rock quintet fills lighthearted noise-pop with solid hooks.

9th & Beats Venue Changes Its Name and Management

9th & Beats, the venue inside of the Old Dominion Brewhouse on 9th Street NW, has undergone a change in management—and it's got a new name.
The three-month-old space is now just called Beats, and original co-founder Dave Mann is out of the picture. When reached, Mann says his transition out of the venue began a [...]

ToDo ToDay: Trey Songz! 9th & Beats! Nam June Paik Opens!

Like his idol R. Kelly, R&B crooner Trey Songz’ performances are known to unpredictably shift between raunchy seduction numbers, lovely ballads, soul classics, and groove-filled party numbers. While the Virginia-born lothario seems cartoonishly over-the-top on songs such as “I Invented Sex” and “Panty Droppa,” hits like 2009’s “Say Aah” and current smash “Dive In” triumph—despite [...]

Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Founder Dave Mann Opens All-Ages Space, 9th & Beats

Dave Mann, founder of the upstart Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Festival, is trying his hand at running a venue.
Last week Mann announced via Facebook that he and partner Rachel Eisley—"Chief Curator of Art and Accoutrements [sic]"—are planning to launch an all-ages space in an underutilized room in the Old Dominion Brewhouse at 1219 9th St. [...]

Onward and Upward With Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Festival

When Dave Mann first conceived Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Festival last year, he imagined a 35-band, two-day festival in an Eritrean restaurant on 9th Street NW. After returning from the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas—his inspiration—he gave himself about a month and a half to plan the event. By the time the festival [...]

Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Festival Turns to Fundraising

You may remember Dave Mann, erstwhile City Paper cover boy and founder of last year's two-headed DIY juggernaut, Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie. If you don't, here's a recap: Last summer, Mann improbably pulled together a sprawling rock festival at a handful of Ethiopian and Eritrean restaurants around town. The thing kept growing, but ticket sales [...]

Don’t Be Bored: High ABV

If you ask a beer historian about barleywine, they may quarrel with the broad classification, perhaps preferring something more suited to the quaff’s complexities. Fortunately, not everyone who savors well-crafted beer is hung up on the semantics of suds; they merely want a well-sourced beverage that demands another go. To this end, there is Pizzeria [...]

Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Festival: A Postscript

I didn't spend as much time at the second iteration of the Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Music Festival as I wanted—on Saturday I was busy being Jewish, and on Sunday I was busy being sick—but I did circulate from venue to venue for several hours. By a few reasonable metrics the event struck me as [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Dave Mann, “30 Americans,” Toast

I've got this week's cover story with a profile of Dave Mann, the eccentric indie rocker behind the city's hardest-to-explain rock festival, Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie. Jeffry Cudlin leads the arts section with a review of the Corcoran's "30 Americans," whose art, he says, is stunning, but whose argument is nowhere to be seen. In [...]

Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Festival Announces Lineup

Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Music Festival, the District's biggest and strangest celebration of small and far-flung indie-rock bands, is back, following its inaugural running this June. As previously reported, its second edition is set for Oct. 8 and 9. Now, the free festival has announced some lineups and venues.
There are three venues along the U [...]