Posts Tagged ‘Led Zeppelin’

Arts Roundup: ‘John Waters, Bettye LaVette, and Updike’ Edition

Morning, readers.
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*NPR lavishes much-deserved attention on Jeff Campbell, the man behind D.C.'s Hungry for Music, which supplies underprivileged kids with used instruments.
*The D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities today announced the audition schedule for the 2010-11 American Youth Chorus.
*In the Post, Jonathan Yardley [...]

Dead Meadow Makes Concert Film. Wait, People Still Watch Concert Films?

Forty years ago, concert film were big. No really, they played on big screens and carried cultural import. In 1970, the documentary Woodstock won an academy award. When Talking Heads released Stop Making Sense in 1984, people were apparently dancing in the aisles of the theater.
Then, shortly thereafter, there were no aisles left to dance [...]

Tomorrow Night: Lez Zeppelin @ the State Theatre

Today, as John Paul Jones announces that Led Zeppelin will no longer seek a touring replacement for an intransigent Robert Plant, D.C. fans can take solace in the imminent arrival of Lez Zeppelin.
The all-female five-piece—after Bonnaroo, no longer a parlor trick but still an oddity—sacrifices little in its sonic parrotry: enlisting Eddie Kramer to produce [...]

Led Zeppelin at the Wheaton Community Center Saturday (sort of)

Fascinated with DC rock music history, filmmaker Jeff Krulik, best known for producing  "Heavy Metal Parking Lot," with John Heyn, will be working on a documentary in progress Saturday afternoon at the Wheaton Community Center entitled "Led Zeppelin Was Here."   Krulik (conflict of interest note-I first met when we we were young lads in Bowie, MD)  after finding out that  [...]

Led Zeppelin: Better Off Dread

Recently there's been some speculation that since Robert Plant is unwilling to give up on his intended two-year his sabbatical, the remaining members of Led Zeppelin will simply reunite and tour with a different singer. But who? Chris Cornell? Eddie Vedder? I'm sure Scott Weiland would gladly commit to singing "Big Empty" 15 times per [...]