Posts Tagged ‘Phoenix’

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 [...]

It’s Here: Sweetlife 2013 Announces Lineup

For the fourth year in a row, the fancy salad purveyors at Sweetgreen are sponsoring the Sweetlife Festival, a daylong music fest to take place on May 11 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. This year's lineup was announced this morning, and it may be the buzziest yet: Phoenix, Passion Pit, Kendrick Lamar, Yeah Yeah [...]

Two Things I Like About the New Tabi Bonney Mixtape and One Thing I Don’t

D.C. skinny-jeans rapper Tabi Bonney released a mixtape yesterday—Postcard From Abroad, a collab with producer Smiles Davis. Lots of its samples seem to have been culled from Pitchfork's Best New Music selections, which isn't so bad since the beats are mostly well-executed and in good taste. Something with the chirpy obviousness of Phoenix's "Lisztomania" shouldn't [...]

Arts Roundup: The Plaid, Tight Pants and Suspicious Deaths Edition

Happy Tuesday! I never liked Tuesdays, but I’ll make an exception this morning since Phoenix was nothing short of wonderful last night, playing to a packed house at DAR Constitution Hall. Though upbeat "Rally" didn’t make it on set, they did manage to fit in the ever-so-kinda-depressing "If I Ever Feel Better," so I forgave [...]

Arts Roundup: Bonnaroo, Jack White, and Another Free Willy

Good morning, snowed-in readers.
*The 2010 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival line-up was announced yesterday over a painstakingly long unveiling process. Some of the artists for the four-day Tennessee-based festival include: Kings of Leon (the first band to go from a tent stage to a headliner), Dave Matthews Band, Phoenix, Jay-Z, Norah Jones, The xx, Stevie [...]

Arts Roundup: Pazz & Jop and then We’re Done with 2009 Edition

Hello! Pazz & Jop! The annual critics' poll organized by the Village Voice went online yesterday, and nothing about the main lists should surprise you: Animal Collective and Phoenix topped the albums list; Jay-Z (and Animal Collective and Phoenix) topped the single list. A number of City Paper staffers and contributers submitted Pazz & Jop ballots. [...]

Music in Review: Records I Liked, But Really, Anything Was Better than That Girls Album

Animal Collective
Merriweather Post Pavilion
I'm pretty sure I tried to call Merriweather Post Pavilion "Record of the year" back in January, when I reviewed it, but City Paper managing editor Andrew Beaujon argued that this statement might be a tad premature, given that '09 still had 11 months left to go. But here we are in [...]

Leak Proof: Green Day, Chris Cornell, Phoenix, In Flagranti

Chris Cornell f. Timbaland: "Part of Me" (Brick Bandits House Remix)
Remember that first song on Soundgarden's Badmotorfinger, the one where Chris Cornell lets out the humongous rock and roll scream that sounds sort of like two asteroids colliding? This remix is the diametric opposite of that moment. The original Timbaland produced track was weird enough, [...]