Posts Tagged ‘I.M.P.’

Virgin Mobile FreeFest Isn’t Happening This Year

Once upon a time, it wasn't fall until Merriweather Post Pavilion welcomed a slate of buzzy bands and EDM purveyors to play a free show for what seemed like half of D.C.'s under-25 population and all of its flower-crown wearers.
Those days are over—at least for now. Virgin Mobile USA announced today that Virgin Mobile FreeFest will [...]

Meet Marc Eisenberg, the Man With the 9:30 Club Hookup

Marc Eisenberg probably has plenty of friends. As the executive director of the Washington Bach Consort and founder of the D.C. Music Salon—a regular series of conversations and presentations about this city's musical heritage—Eisenberg has surely shaken hundreds of hands, many of them belonging to ardent lovers of music. But now, Eisenberg is going to [...]

2013 Virgin Mobile FreeFest Schedule Announced

The 2013 Virgin Mobile FreeFest schedule has arrived. College kids! Commence planning your day-drinking.
This year, it's tough to say whether there are any major schedule conflicts. Conceivably some folks won't enjoy having to choose between seeing The Knocks and Ghost Beach, whose sets kick off the fest at 12:15 p.m. and noon on Saturday, respectively. [...]

Arts Roundup: RIP Josh Burdette Edition

Longtime 9:30 Club staffer and the face of the 9:30 Club, Josh Burdette, has died. [Arts Desk]
Revisit Danny Harris' bio of Burdette [PoPville]
While staff mourns Burdette, the 9:30 Club's operators still have to open a venue this week: Lincoln Theatre opens its doors under its new manager, I.M.P., tomorrow night. [Post]
I.M.P. has also launched a [...]

Josh Burdette, 9:30 Club Manager and Crew Chief, Has Died

According to a 9:30 Club spokesperson, club manager and crew chief Josh Burdette has died.
Casual club patrons may not have known Burdette's name, but it would have been hard not to know his stretched earlobes, surly tattoos, and friendly smile. Burdette began working at the V Street NW venue in 1997, and for about as long, he was [...]

Fiona Apple, Cheech & Chong to Play Lincoln Theatre in October

I.M.P. has announced two more shows at the Lincoln Theatre, and the only thing they have in common is a certain illegal substance: Fiona Apple plays the theater with Blake Mills Oct. 25 and Oct. 26, and Cheech & Chong perform there Oct. 24.
The 9:30 Club and Merriweather Post Pavilion promoter recently took over the [...]

Virgin Mobile FreeFest: Robin #Thicke, Everybody (Plus Vampire Weekend, Icona Pop, Washed Out, and More)

The 2013 Virgin Mobile FreeFest lineup has been announced, and Robin Thicke is on it, because America's all, "'Blurred Lines' is kinda rapey but I'm doing my little shoulder-shrug dance to it anyway."
The nonchalantly goateed R&B singer is one of a few big names on this year's FreeFest, which takes place Sept. 21 at Merriweather [...]

Virgin Mobile FreeFest Will Happen September 21

Ghanians know it as Founder's Day. Armenians celebrate their independence from the Soviet Union on this day each year. Around the world, it's called International Peace Day. But this year in Columbia, Md., September 21 belongs to an event of greater importance to drunk college kids: Virgin Mobile FreeFest.
This morning, I.M.P.'s spokesperson announced that the [...]

Mayor Announces Slate of Vanilla Shows at Lincoln Theatre

Today, Mayor Vince Gray announced the first set of I.M.P.-booked shows at the Lincoln Theatre. It may be the first and last time D.C.'s mayor announces anything having to do with Scottish wuss-rock band Travis.
Here are the first publicized shows I.M.P. will present as the Lincoln Theatre's new full-time operator. Tickets go on sale July 12 at [...]

I.M.P. Productions to Take Over Operations of Lincoln Theatre

The city selected a new operator for the troubled Lincoln Theatre back in April, and now, finally, we know who it is. I.M.P. Productions, the company that owns the 9:30 Club and books Merriweather Post Pavilion, will take over booking at the U Street NW venue beginning in September, the mayor's office announced this afternoon.
The [...]