Posts Tagged ‘Pavement’

Six Degrees of Separation from Ex Hex

One of D.C.'s biggest sonic exports of the year has connections to Fidel Castro, Azealia Banks, and Beavis & Butthead.

Photos: Virgin FreeFest 2010 (Night)

Finally! The second half of our belated FreeFest photo roundup. Check out the first installment here.
The evening portion of this year's Virgin FreeFest was bookended by two equally cool events. It started with randomly meeting Mark Ibold, bass player of Pavement, and ended with making out with M.I.A. (really!sorta!) But more on that shortly...

Virgin Mobile FreeFest: What We Learned

Now that the dust has settled—and I mean settled into my nose, 'neath my fingernails, and in every other crevice of my body—let's talk about what we learned at yesterday's FreeFest at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Things like:
- Toward the end of the day, the beer dropped in price by $1 (a 24 0z. Bud was going [...]

Follow WCP’s FreeFest Coverage, or Else!

Yep! It's time to stop rewriting the lyrics to "Range Life" with references to your enemies! FreeFest is today! We've already told you about the best acts you'll see there—a lineup that includes Pavement, LCD Soundsystem, M.I.A., Sleigh Bells, Neon Indian, Joan Jett, and many others—and, with the release of the official schedule, what order [...]

So T.I. Won’t Perform at FreeFest (Most Likely). What Now?

Virgin Mobile FreeFest performance times debuted yesterday and rapper T.I. is noticeably missing. According to festival organizers in touch with the Post:
We were waiting for final confirmation from T.I.'s camp, but they're focused on tomorrow's hearing and we've not gotten a final commitment. With that in mind, we adjusted set times to give artists more [...]

Arts Roundup: Men with Emotional Problems Edition

Remember that creepy interview Joaquin Phoenix did on "The Late Show" last year where he was completely disengaged and David Letterman totally called him out? Well, now Phoenix is apologizing to Letterman, saying that it was all part of his I'm Still Here rapper character. Performance art is so weird.
The complete schedule has been announced [...]

M.I.A., Pavement, Ludacris, LCD Soundsystem Headlining Virgin FreeFest

Richard Branson just announced on the Virgin Mobile Live Internet radio station the lineup for the Virgin FreeFest—which is, yes, free—at Merriweather Post Pavillion on Sept. 25. Who's playing? M.I.A., Pavement, Ludacris, LCD Soundsystem, T.I., Joan Jett ("our fabulous retro act"), Chromeo, Jimmy Eat World, the Temper Trap, Yeasayer, Neon Indian, Sleigh Bells, Thievery Corporation, [...]

Festival Watch: Does South by Southwest Ignore Mexican-American Music?

SXSW Music 2010: We here at Festival Watch have, from time to time, strapped on the ole press badge in order to piece together a reported effort. We were serving in that capacity this past Thursday when we found ourselves stumbling onto a bit of SXSW-related news.
Each week, the Austin City Council offers its citizens [...]

Festival Watch: Tamworth, Noise Pop, Sasquatch!

2010 Tamworth Country Music Festival: Holy Keith Urban do Australians love them some country music! Don’t believe us? Check out the Web site for this year’s Tamworth Country Music Festival. According to these folks, their event is “[p]ossibly the biggest party in the whole of Australia…a mighty, large beast” which “almost [...]