Posts Tagged ‘Obama’

Arts Roundup: ‘Kanye Ends the Recession’ Edition

Kanye West’s new album is officially out, and is reportedly maximal enough to move markets. WaPo’s Click Track offers a steady stream of Kanye stuff, and Best Westhoff offers his own take on My Beautiful, Dark, Twisted Fantasy here on City Paper. The New York Times also spills some generous ink.
When John Updike died, not [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 4

Your favorite assemblage is back, and we've got nothin' but love for you, baby! We don't call it "aggregation," because aggregation is too aggro. In the land of FO-vs.-HD, all the pieces fit together like a giant group hug. D.C. deserves it! Catch up here. Then accept this week's embrace. Then go make some art [...]

Q & A with Asleep at the Wheel’s Ray Benson

Austin's Asleep at the Wheel has a lengthy résumé that includes nine Grammys, tours with Bob Dylan, and a recent well-lauded collaboration with Willie Nelson—Willie and the Wheel. The members of Asleep at the Wheel are practitioners of Western Swing, and, according to their Web site, they have "kept a buzz on a genre that [...]

Big Shoulders Ball: More Pictures

On Monday night, the Black Cat hosted the Big Shoulders Ball. We were there. We took pictures. We shot some video of Ted Leo and Andrew Bird. By now, other sites have weighed in. DCist posted its review. So yeah this show has pretty much been blogged about enough. It was a great night–one that [...]

Watch: Andrew Bird and Ted Leo @ Big Shoulder’s Ball

We wrote about Monday's awesome Big Shoulders Ball. There were more than a few transcendent moments. The show was reviewed by Brooklyn Vegan and Pitchfork, and captured by everyone else with a flickr account. But we got video. We captured two of the sweeter moments:
Ted Leo covering Pete Seeger:
Andrew Bird with members of Eleventh [...]

Big Shoulders Ball Photos

Last night I went to the Big Shoulders Ball at the Black Cat. The show was tons of fun and without all the pomp and cheese cubes. The ball was "thrift store formal." And it was a benefit too. Highlights: Ted Leo covering Pete Seeger and Curtis Mayfield. Andrew Bird's wondrous violin plucking that he [...]

I Missed George Clinton

Andrew over on City Desk posted a smart critique of the Lincoln Memorial concert. The show's lineup, he wrote, was way too boomercentric. Of course, he's right. Garth Brooks singing "American Pie" had nothing to do with the future of the American economy, Obama, netroots, etc. It was just Hollywood's outdated response to the failing [...]

Wyclef Jean@The Green Inaugural Ball: Kinda Sad

I just got back from the Green Inaugural Ball on Constitution Ave at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium. I'm sure Darrow will have photos of this event soon. But I was thinking: I just saw Wyclef Jean. And I felt nothing. At one point in my life, Jean's old band dominated every single house party [...]

Ugh! Beyonce To Sing For Obama’s First Dance

It is 12:34 a.m. This blog will be posted later. But right now, I am trying to get my head around the dullest news possible breaking out of the inaugural festivities. WTOP is reporting that at the Neighborhood Ball, Beyonce will be singing the first song that Barack and Michelle Obama will dance to. Beyonce [...]

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