Posts Tagged ‘merriweather post pavilion’

Photos: Sweetlife Festival @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

This year's version of Sweetgreen's Sweetlife Festival was a bit of a one-note affair, with a lineup dominated by danceable pop-rock bands whose music largely blended into one another.
Two of the outliers got by far the most delirious crowd responses. Rapper 2 Chainz was relegated to the secondary stage but put on an energetic set [...]

Photos: The Fans at Virgin Mobile FreeFest

The bands and performers at FreeFest were pretty interesting to look at (here's the evidence), but not nearly as interesting as the fans. To be fair, the fans had an unfair advantage: The bands got to stay dry. As in previous years, this year's FreeFest attracted a lot of neon-clad ravers (Kaskade had a bigger [...]

Photos: Virgin Mobile FreeFest 2013 @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

This year's Virgin Mobile FreeFest felt a bit different from the previous versions. The proliferation of dance acts (like Skrillex last year, DJs Kaskade and Pretty Lights played the West Stage rather than the Dance Forest, which caused multiple mass migrations of EDM fans back and forth across the festival grounds), the lack of a [...]

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. [...]

Photos: Warped Tour @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

The Vans Warped Tour is a bit of a strange beast, with something like 90 bands spread out across seven stages over the course of about seven hours. Catering to a teenage demographic means the tour is now made up largely of pop-punk, hardcore, and metalcore bands, with a few hard-edged EDM and hip-hop acts [...]

Arts Roundup: Gehry FTW Edition

The story of The Doors' legendary 1967 show at the Alexandria Roller Rink, aka that time Jim Morrison gave his hometown the finger [Post]
After Frank Gehry debuts some tweaks to the Eisenhower Memorial, the Memorial Commission approves that joint. [Post]
A report from the Frederick Douglass statue unveiling at the Capitol building, where House Minority Leader Nancy [...]

Photos: The Postal Service @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

"We're an imaginary band called The Postal Service," said Ben Gibbard by way of introduction after a few songs, garnering more than a few chuckles. For an imaginary band, The Postal Service—Gibbard, Jimmy Tamborello, Jenny Lewis and D.C.'s own Laura Burhenn (of The Mynabirds, Georgie James)—put on quite a good show last night.
They played, of [...]

The 2013 Sweetlife Festival Awards

Honoring the best and the worst of Saturday's Sweetlife Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion
Most Glaring Statistic: Approximately 98 percent of attendees were white (margin of error: 2)
Most Glaring Statistic, Runner Up: Attendees' average age (19)
Worst Idea: During her set, Solange implored people to start grinding, saying she wanted to turn this into a "high school [...]

I.M.P. Brings Morrissey to National Theatre April 5

Update March 17: This show has been canceled.
Yesterday morning, I received a press release that probably would not have existed last year. Or ever. The subject line read: "I.M.P. PRESENTS MORRISSEY AT THE NATIONAL THEATRE."
Yes, yes, I know, Moz just played Strathmore back in January. But this is still pretty big news—for National Theatre as well as [...]

Photos: Florence & the Machine @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

Playing to what appeared to be a nearly capacity crowd at one of Merriweather's last shows of the season, Florence and the Machine delivered an inconsistent performance last night that highlighted just how difficult it must be to pull off some of their songs in a live setting.

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