Posts Tagged ‘Nick Lowe’

ToDo ToDay: Chicago Electric Blues

The local Stacy Brooks Band is not breaking any new ground with its Chicago-style electric blues, but thanks to Brooks’ booming vocals, her group displays a timeless vitality. Brooks, a D.C. native who moved to Germany with her Army-stationed father and returned to the area in 1988, has been singing onstage since age 5, when [...]

Photos: Wilco @ Merriweather Post Pavillion

Wilco's setlist last night at Merriweather Post Pavilion had something for fans of every Wilco. Prefer cowpokey Wilco,  from immediately after the days of Uncle Tupelo? They played "Boxful of Letters" off of A.M. ("The record six of you bought," said frontman Jeff Tweedy.) The netherworldly sonics of the band's output from the last decade or [...]

Pure Pop for Then People: Nick Lowe Abides

Nick Lowe was talking in between bites of chips after his Birchmere set Monday night about Rick Astley, he of the 1987 hit-cum-Internet whoopee cusion “Never Gonna Give You Up.” So ubiquitous was the tune that Lowe was still pissed off about it three years later, to the extent that he seems to get [...]

Clip Job: Five Genre-Identifying Band Names

Channeling late '70s bands like the Jam and the Beat, D.C.'s Modest Proposal was a fixture of the city's early-'80s mod and ska scenes, and the group performed for several years before disbanding in 1986. The few songs it committed to vinyl, on several singles and compilations, are charming, catchy examples of a movement that—with [...]