Posts Tagged ‘merriweather post pavilion’

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.

Photos: Sweetlife Festival @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

The attendees of Sweetgreen's Sweetlife Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Saturday were not daunted by the threat of rain. With a lineup that included Fitz and the Tantrums' blue-eyed soul, Explosions in the Sky's hypnotic post-rock, U.S. Royalty's cock-rock, Kid Cudi's sensitive-dude hip-hop, and Avicii's glittery EDM, there was a little something for everyone across the [...]

Remember the Radiohead Concert That Wasn’t a Disaster?

And now for a positive take on news Washington City Paper's competitors have decided to spin negatively. (When's the last time that happened?)
Radiohead is returning to D.C. on June 3 with a concert at the Verizon Center. If you're a member of the band's online store, W.A.S.T.E., you can buy tickets there on March 8. [...]

Photos: Virgin FreeFest 2011

The sun shone bright Saturday at this year's Virgin FreeFest at Merriweather Post Pavilion, and while the grounds were a bit muddier than last year, at least the Dance Forest wasn't as dusty. It was the first nice afternoon in weeks—as well as the day before the 10th anniversary of 9/11, and the start of [...]

Well Those Went Fast: Virgin Fest Pre-Sale Tickets Disappear in 10 Minutes

If you'd been looking forward to seeing Patti Smith, Deadmau5, or any of the other acts playing this year's Virgin Mobile FreeFest, there's a chance you suffered some disappointment this morning. A pre-sale giveaway—offering up free tickets to Virgin Mobile users and attendees of previous festivals—sold out in about 10 minutes. Apparently some people had [...]

Hey, the Sweetlife Festival Got Big All of a Sudden

If food is the new rock, and eco-friendly food is the new punk rock, then this announcement makes perfect sense: The Strokes will headline this year's Sweetlife Festival on April 30. Because, really, the Strokes are closer to "rock" than "punk rock," and sweetgreen—the chain of eateries founded by three Georgetown grads—is closer to this [...]

WKYS Has Vids Galore from Summer Spirit Fest 2010

Oh, hey, a lot of R&B and hip-hop artistes did their Summer Spirit Festival on Saturday at Merriweather Post Pavilion. If you added Cypress Hill and some shitty reggae-rockers, you could've called it Smokin' Grooves 2010! But what do I know? I wasn't there. People from WKYS-FM were indeed there, however. (They had enough corporate [...]

Arcade Fire at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Discussed

In the mid-2000s, mainstream music got injected with an unexpected shot of indie rock, and Arcade Fire was one of the lucky bands to bask in that exposure. While the band hasn't ruled the airwaves with quite the same ubiquity that so-called grunge bands achieved in the early '90s, Arcade Fire has topped the billboard [...]