Posts Tagged ‘Jack White’

Virgin Mobile FreeFest: D.C.’s Signature Fall Social, Believe It or Not

As the sun set on Virgin Mobile FreeFest Saturday, Merriweather Post Pavilion’s panoramic lawn harbored buzz-fed patrons enjoying chicken strips and those lemonade cups that exist to be spiked with clear spirits. Seven p.m. felt like a universally agreed-upon time to chill.
Legacy-act sets are perfect for clapping politely from your camping chair, but ZZ Top [...]

Virgin Mobile FreeFest: We’re Covering It

The Virgin Mobile FreeFest is like that time you bought a Groupon for Virginia wine-country tasting. Your clique lacks cohesion because it consists of people that back-doored into the deal or have a tenuous connection to the driver. There's goat cheese, wine slushies, and Ben Folds Five.
When you finally get there, you might find that [...]

Virgin Mobile FreeFest Lineup: Dismemberment Plan, Jack White, Skrillex

Totally called it: The Dismemberment Plan is playing this year's Virgin Mobile FreeFest on Oct. 6 at Merriweather Post Pavillion. Also on the two main stages' lineups: Jack White, Skrillex, Nas, M83, ZZ Top, Santigold, Alabama Shakes, Ben Folds Five, Allen Stone, Trampled by Turtles, Portugal. The Man, Das Racist, Future Islands, and I.M.P. fave Justin [...]

Arts Roundup: Bonnaroo, Jack White, and Another Free Willy

Good morning, snowed-in readers.
*The 2010 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival line-up was announced yesterday over a painstakingly long unveiling process. Some of the artists for the four-day Tennessee-based festival include: Kings of Leon (the first band to go from a tent stage to a headliner), Dave Matthews Band, Phoenix, Jay-Z, Norah Jones, The xx, Stevie [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘Poetic Resignation’ Edition

*The Guardian's lit blog posits Twitter as an elegant way to announce one's resignation, cites the case of Jonathan Schwartz, who until yesterday morning served as CEO of Sun Microsystems. His #haiku effort:
Financial crisis
Stalled too many customers
CEO no more.
Schwartz loses points for imagery but recoups on the kicker. Bonus point to Alison Flood for the [...]

Directing the Dead Weather’s Next Video

Just gonna say it: The Dead Weather has really been phoning it in on their videos. You'd think Jack White, a film buff with a track record of excellent White Stripes videos who named his record label after an Orson Welles movie (and who's expressed his admiration for the guy in other, less subtle ways), [...]

New Rock Doc Declares Jack White This Generation’s Guitar God

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Jimmy Page has a stronghold on the '70s, The Edge has the '80s cornered, and Jack White holds the title of the 21st century's definitive guitar god? Oscar-winning director Davis Guggenheim's (An Inconvenient Truth) latest doc, It Might Get Loud, chronicles each musician's work [...]