Posts Tagged ‘M.I.A.’

ToDo ToDay: M.I.A., Woods, and a Live Action Graphic Novel

The 79-year-old dancer Yvonne Rainer’s long career has revolved around “radical juxtaposition,” a concept from Susan Sontag. In her new works “Assisted Living: Good Sports 2” and “Assisted Living: Do You Have Any Money?” Rainer brings her photographer’s eye to the possibilities of her original medium, loading up her dances with narrative in the form of [...]

The Very Best Go Clubbing

The Very Best, who perform at Rock & Roll Hotel tonight, won widespread acclaim for its bubbly, bright mesh of Afropop vocals and electro, indie rock and hiphop music on a 2008 mixtape and 2009 debut album The Warm Heart of Africa. Then a UK-based trio including Swedish producer Johan Hugo Karlberg, Malawian vocalist Esau Mwamwaya, [...]

Follow WCP’s FreeFest Coverage, or Else!

Yep! It's time to stop rewriting the lyrics to "Range Life" with references to your enemies! FreeFest is today! We've already told you about the best acts you'll see there—a lineup that includes Pavement, LCD Soundsystem, M.I.A., Sleigh Bells, Neon Indian, Joan Jett, and many others—and, with the release of the official schedule, what order [...]

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: 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, [...]

Tonight at the Freer: Get Your Bhangra On

Maybe you have a secret fantasy about going to a rave in a museum, or maybe you’ve got a fetish that compels your hips to shake when you see a statue of Buddha. Either way, the Asia After Dark series at the Freer is where you want to be. DJ Rekha will be on hand [...]

Goodbye 21st Century, Hello 18th: A Farewell Post

As of Friday, I’m leaving City Paper to enter a doctoral program at UNC Chapel Hill. It’ll be a lot like working here, except the dick jokes are fancier.
I’m going to miss covering baseball-bat crime; waxing pedantic about bad drivers; conducting opaque interviews with Zachary Mason and Van Morrison; reporting on Elie Wiesel's undue influence [...]

Download: D.C.’s Nacey Remixes M.I.A.

A lot of, though not nearly all, critics think her new record isn't so great, but everybody's talking about M.I.A. this week. I'm sort of on the same page as Click Track on this one: don't love the album, but her appearance last night on The Late Show (with Martin Rev!) was awesome.
Also riding the [...]

Arts Roundup: Ordinary Life Is Pretty Complex Stuff Edition

Good morning!
Tuli Kupferberg, poet, co-founder of the Fugs, is dead. Harvey Pekar, grouch, legend of American indie comic books, is dead. If you belonged to a certain Greenwich Village milieu in the '60s and were an utter sad sack in the '70s, you can't be doing too well right now. I doubt the city of [...]