Posts Tagged ‘Neil Young’

Arts Roundup: Pipe Down, Grandpa! Edition

Old people be talkin' during movies. In a crazy ironic twist, they're also the first to shush you in the library. John Kelly should write a column about that, too. [Post]
This forthcoming animal art in Capitol Hill had better be damn cute. [DCist]
Billy Joel is overwhelmed by the Kennedy Center Honors. Overwhelmed! [Los Angeles Times]
Let D.C. [...]

Arts Roundup: Chopping Block Edition

Smithsonian stares down a potential $65 budget cut, brought to us by Congress. [AP]
Montgomery County is hungry for millennials. Maybe the District can slough a few off 14th Street NW. [Post]
Neil Young will release a live solo album recorded at D.C.'s Cellar Door in 1970. [Rolling Stone]
The D.C. Preservation League and Douglas Development will present a [...]

We Still Care: A Conversation With Rhett Miller of Old 97’s

Formed in Dallas in 1993, the alt-country act Old 97's combines the heart-tugging wordplay of Townes Van Zandt with the attack of The Clash. After a couple of indie releases in the mid-'90s, the group was the beneficiary of a bidding war, signing with Elektra Records. Their major-label debut, 1997's Too Far to Care, remains [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘Minimalist Environmental Cinema’ Edition

Morning, folks! I normally do this thing on Mondays, but over the weekend I saw a trailer for The Human Centipede and have spent the last two days reconciling my sense of the world with the existence of such a film.
Speaking of horror flicks, the BP’s live feed of the ruptured oil well is [...]

This Week in Film: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and Neil Young Trunk Show

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is a violent tale of rape and murder—with scattered moments of levity. Noomi Rapace plays the main character, Lisbeth, to perfection as a brilliant, angry, and antisocial hacker. (She scooped up Sweden's Best Actress Oscar-equivalent for her performance in the titular role.) Based on a book of the same [...]

Salvation As A Song: Magnolia Electric Co. @ Black Cat

All a great country song needs are "three chords and the truth," the songwriter Harlan Howard famously once said. But to hear Magnolia Electric Co.'s electric Rust Belt hymns Monday night was to understand the trope's country-rock application: same alchemy, really, just a little more misery and noise.
Morose yet cathartic, Magnolia Electric Co.'s songs trace [...]

Neil Young Goes Millenial

When Neil Young took his first stab at environmental advocacy in 1970 with “After the Gold Rush”—a sweet, somber retelling of a dream he has in which mankind so thoroughly befouls Mother Earth that they have to abandon her in spaceships—folk music was still among the younger set’s prime tools for expressing outrage. These [...]