Posts Tagged ‘Fillmore’

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 [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Fillmore Opens

If you peeled off $90 plus fees for tonight's Mary J. Blige show at Fillmore Silver Spring, it'll probably be your first glance at the new Live Nation venue on Colesville Road. The nightclub—which is also the subject of Tom Anderson's City Paper story this week—officially opens tonight.
Meanwhile, Strathmore also opens its concert season with [...]

Arts Roundup: Close to Home Edition

Montgomery County Tax Dollars at Work: The Fillmore Silver Spring has announced its first round of ticket sales. Presales for Mary J. Blige, Mos Def and Talib Kweli, Cheap Trick, Chromeo, and others began yesterday, and end tonight at 10 p.m.; public sales begin Friday at 10 a.m. Going Out Guide has a complete list [...]

The Live Nation/I.M.P. Wars Are Not Over

It's a big day for concert behemoth Live Nation: The company announced the first handful of shows at its new Fillmore venue in Silver Spring. It's also been an ugly week: The company is engaged in an astroturf battle with online ticket reseller StubHub. Live Nation started a non-profit called the Fans First Coalition, StubHub [...]

Arts Roundup: No More Drama Edition

The Silver Age: The Fillmore will open in Silver Spring on Sept. 15, and the first headliner is Mary J. Blige, reports Chris Richards in today's Post. This follows what the Post politely refers to as "years of red tape" and what I would probably term allegations of sweet-heart deals and a competitor's lawsuit. According [...]

Fillmore Silver Spring Announces Staff, Preview Center

In a press release today, Live Nation announced a few significant hires at the forthcoming Fillmore Silver Spring concert venue.
Predictably, the entertainment behemoth has packed the club's staff with its own people: Justin Kujawa, former promoter at The Pageant in St. Louis, will lead the club's booking team; Jackie Knight, a former Live Nation tour [...]

Arts Roundup: Had Our Fillmore Edition

Fillmore Yeesh: The Gazette reports that a Maryland judge will dismiss concert promoter I.M.P.'s lawsuit against state and Montgomery county officials over the cost to taxpayers of converting an old department store in Silver Spring into a 2,000-capacity Fillmore venue, to be operated by Live Nation. The cost of the plan rose to $11.2 million from [...]

Arts Roundup: Groundbreaking Edition

Good morning! Lotsa ground-breaking yesterday! The Howard Theatre's seems to have gone off without a hitch. As for the new Fillmore venue in Silver Spring? Hours after a bunch of guys at the site posed with shovels, local concert promoter I.M.P. added Montgomery County to its lawsuit against the state of Maryland, alleging shady use [...]