Posts Tagged ‘LCD Soundsystem’

This Year’s AFI DOCS Slate: Muppets, Indie Rockers, and Nostalgia

The worlds of make-believe and rock 'n' roll are on full display at this year's AFI DOCS. In addition to the previously announced opening and closing night films honoring American icons Hal Holbrook (above) and Roger Ebert, the annual documentary celebration highlights sports from football to Quidditch, high-profile criminals, and one very fancy cat.
Many of the [...]

Atmosphere’s Slug Moves Past the Self

Slug has been a professional rapper for over 20 years. He’s happily married, runs a flagship indie hip-hop label, and cares tons about his legacy. To points of paranoia: It’s days before his sixth Atmosphere album, The Family Sign, hits shelves and Slug can’t pirate it online.
“Usually if it doesn’t leak through the press circuit [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘Look at This Fucking [Sociological Treatise on the Modern] Hipster’ Edition

Morning, folks!
The mysterious purveyor of the Felice Brothers golden-ticket essay contest named a winner Friday. I’ll share the winning essay here later today, but here’s a taste of the author’s pathos at work:
I don't know how I missed out. But don't make me sit at home alone on Friday night, listening to Adventures of the [...]

Virgin Mobile FreeFest: What We Learned

Now that the dust has settled—and I mean settled into my nose, 'neath my fingernails, and in every other crevice of my body—let's talk about what we learned at yesterday's FreeFest at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Things like:
- Toward the end of the day, the beer dropped in price by $1 (a 24 0z. Bud was going [...]

So T.I. Won’t Perform at FreeFest (Most Likely). What Now?

Virgin Mobile FreeFest performance times debuted yesterday and rapper T.I. is noticeably missing. According to festival organizers in touch with the Post:
We were waiting for final confirmation from T.I.'s camp, but they're focused on tomorrow's hearing and we've not gotten a final commitment. With that in mind, we adjusted set times to give artists more [...]

Arts Roundup: Men with Emotional Problems Edition

Remember that creepy interview Joaquin Phoenix did on "The Late Show" last year where he was completely disengaged and David Letterman totally called him out? Well, now Phoenix is apologizing to Letterman, saying that it was all part of his I'm Still Here rapper character. Performance art is so weird.
The complete schedule has been announced [...]

Arts Roundup: The “Where Are Your Friends Tonight” Edition

Good morning, people. Happy Wednesday! Only one more day of random torrential downpours, and then it's sunny Thursday, and then it's the weekend again! And the Rock & Roll Hotel's Summer Eve party! Kind of late for summer's eve, no?
In case you missed it, NYT writes that Imagining Madoff is indefinitely postponed, Bluebrain graces us [...]

M.I.A., Pavement, Ludacris, LCD Soundsystem Headlining Virgin FreeFest

Richard Branson just announced on the Virgin Mobile Live Internet radio station the lineup for the Virgin FreeFest—which is, yes, free—at Merriweather Post Pavillion on Sept. 25. Who's playing? M.I.A., Pavement, Ludacris, LCD Soundsystem, T.I., Joan Jett ("our fabulous retro act"), Chromeo, Jimmy Eat World, the Temper Trap, Yeasayer, Neon Indian, Sleigh Bells, Thievery Corporation, [...]

Arts Roundup: The Plaid, Tight Pants and Suspicious Deaths Edition

Happy Tuesday! I never liked Tuesdays, but I’ll make an exception this morning since Phoenix was nothing short of wonderful last night, playing to a packed house at DAR Constitution Hall. Though upbeat "Rally" didn’t make it on set, they did manage to fit in the ever-so-kinda-depressing "If I Ever Feel Better," so I forgave [...]

Arts Roundup: “We Love the 1860s” Edition

Good morning! Today is Emancipation Day, which commemorates Abraham Lincoln's 1862 proclamation freeing the more than 3,000 slaves in the District. There is a lot of related stuff to do!
Also on a Civil War tip: Titus Andronicus is headlining what I'm pretty sure is the highest-profile Positive Force benefit show in a while, tonight at 7:30 [...]

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