Posts Tagged ‘Fillmore Silver Spring’

Photos: Nightwish @ the Fillmore Silver Spring

The famed Finnish six-piece ended its tour at Fillmore Silver Spring last night.

Photos of Behemoth and Cannibal Corpse at the Fillmore Silver Spring

Early pioneers of Polish black metal and U.S. death metal get theatrical

Photos: Amon Amarth @ Fillmore Silver Spring

Fans of Swedish death metal stalwarts Amon Amarth would probably describe the band as "consistent" and "reliable"; detractors might say "predictable" instead. You know what you're going to get from an Amon Amarth album or live show: solid, ridiculously catchy, accessible death metal. In that respect the band's show last Friday came with no surprises—but [...]

Arts Roundup: Butch Warren Edition

Shakespeare Theatre's conflict with its landlord remains unresolved, and raises questions about decades-old developer/nonprofit agreements that may not survive D.C.'s boom times. [Post]
Life stories from jazz bassist Butch Warren, recently diagnosed with terminal lung cancer [Post]
Dutch artist Erik Van Loon wants 25o volunteers to help him with his elaborate tribute to D.C. [Post]
A movie theater near Nationals [...]

Arts Roundup: Soprano Down Edition

Just a week from opening night, soprano Deborah Voigt cancels her appearance in Washington National Opera's production of Tristan und Isolde. [Post]
Black Cat's liquor license modification application moves to the ABC Board. [Short Articles About Long Meetings]
So far, the heavily subsidized Fillmore Silver Spring has not opened its doors to Montgomery County events as promised—but [...]

Sex, Poop, and Homophobia: When Public Officials Meddle With Concerts

Friday, the Washington Post's Bill Turque picked up on a story that had been developing for a few weeks: Local activists were gearing up to protest an August show by Mexican band Molotov (shown above) at Fillmore Silver Spring, citing the band's apparently homophobic lyrics. Activists took issue with a particular song from its 1997 album, which seemed [...]

Arts Roundup: Drum Major Edition

Today, contractors begin removing the contested "drum major" quotation from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. [AP via WJLA]
Wow: Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett tries to cancel a Fillmore show by Mexican group Molotov, saying the group's lyrics are homophobic. [Post]
Abeselom Hailemariam gets three years and four months' prison time for conspiring to steal from [...]

Photos: Courtney Love @ Fillmore

Prior to Saturday's Fillmore show, I photographed Courtney Love twice before. The first was SXSW 2010, where she announced her return with a roaring gusto, and then again a couple of months later at the now-infamous 9:30 Club show. I can report that Saturday was a repeat of SXSW 2010, and anyone who loves an [...]

Photos: Paramore @ Fillmore Silver Spring

"We've been kind of a soap opera for the last couple years," admitted Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams about halfway through her headlining set on Saturday night at the Fillmore in Silver Spring. But the band seemed to have emerged from their tabloidy interlude not too much worse for the wear either musically or commercially. They [...]

Photos: Meshuggah @ Fillmore Silver Spring

Meshuggah vocalist Jens Kidman was sidelined with the flu for several dates of the Swedish metal band's current U.S. tour, though the group famously played at least one show with a cardboard cutout of him onstage. He appeard back in full force on Saturday night at the Fillmore Silver Spring, leading the band through a [...]

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