Posts Tagged ‘RDGLDGRN’

RDGLDGRN Tackles Interracial Dating on New Song, “Robots”

RDGLDGRN's music is made for warm weather, which might be why the Reston, Va., trio spends most of its time playing outdoor festivals during the summer months. Among the shows on its upcoming schedule is this year's Summer Spirit Festival in Columbia, Md., alongside Lauryn Hill, Janelle Monae, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Raheem DeVaughn.
And if it wasn't obvious that RDGLDGRN (pronounced Red, Gold, [...]

Watch: RDGLDGRN, “Doing the Most”

If you've followed the Reston band, you know the story of RDGLDGRN. But it's still kind of hard to believe. After some finagling by its producer, the band got D.C. hardcore and grunge vet Dave Grohl to record drums for its go-go-tinged single, "I Love Lamp." After they wrapped, Grohl asked the band, "Well, do you [...]

Arts Roundup: Remiiiix! Edition

The Helen Hayes Awards will change venues and formats this year. [Post]
Listen to a go-go take on Lorde's "Royals." [Post]
Northern Virginia's RDGLDGRN drops a new video with an assist from Dave Grohl and Pharrell. [Huffington Post]
Drop Electric also releases a new music video, though without celebrity endorsements. [D.C. Music Download]
Ex-9:30 Club booking manager Lisa White [...]

Arts Roundup: Slicknosity Edition

The recent documentary Chinatown looks at a D.C. neighborhood with an increasingly meaningless name. [WAMU]
Senior Historian David Ward talks history and controversy at the National Portrait Gallery. [Post]
Mayor Vince Gray to launch his re-election campaign at THEARC. [WTOP]
In advance of his New Year's Eve concert at the Hamilton, Dr. John drops science and some creative lingo [...]

ToDo ToDay: Porgy and Bess, Stand-Up Comedy, and Cotton Candy

The return of Porgy and Bess to the National Theatre means much more than rousing dance numbers: It was the first musical performed for a desegregated audience at the gilded Pennsylvania Avenue NW venue. This tour stop of the much-updated Porgy and Bess, which snagged the 2012 Tony for Best Revival, is unlikely to reach similar heights of [...]

Observations From Trillectro: A Lethargic Glizzy, A Surprise Fat Trel, and Part of a Wale Show

It seemed like D.C. didn't know what to make of last year's Trillectro Music Festival. Curated by bloggers Modele "Modi" Oyewole, Quinn Coleman, and Marcel Marshall, Trillectro was the first of its kind for the region—a rare event where hipsters and hip-hop heads converged.
The crowds may have been more ready for this year's festival, having absorbed round after round of Trillectro [...]

Watch: RDGLDGRN, “Lootin’ in London”

RDGLDGRN has made tremendous strides since its members split up The Five One and linked with drummer Dave Grohl. In February, the Reston, Va., band released an EP and performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and just a quick look at their Instagram shows recent tour stops in Denver, London, and Ireland.
Accordingly, RDGLDGRN's new video, "Lootin' in London," [...]

Arts Roundup: Wayne’s World Edition

Ex-Ford's Theatre chairman Wayne Reynolds throws a fancy party to pitch his ideas for the Corcoran. [Post]
Arts Desk fave RDGLDGRN plays Jimmy Kimmel. [Absolute Punk]
More about The River and the Mountain, the play controversial in Uganda for featuring a gay character, that comes to Artisphere this weekend. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
Capital Fringe wins the Washington Post [...]

RDGLDGRN’s Red Gold Green EP, Reviewed

Something intriguing happens on "Doing the Most," RDGLDGRN's high-wattage collaboration with producers Dave Grohl and Pharrell Williams. At first, frontman Green sings longingly over a straightforward electronic pop track. Then, suddenly, the song breaks into a raucous go-go jam accentuated by Grohl's snare-heavy percussion and Red's well-timed guitar stabs. For the band, it's a perfect blend [...]

Listen: RDGLDGRN, “I Love Lamp” with Dave Grohl

Two weeks ago, Reston, Va., band RDGLDGRN released "Million Fans," a hard-charging track with gritty drums and edgy guitar chords. It was the band's first single since 2011's "I Love Lamp," which blended pounding go-go percussion with lighthearted Caribbean notes.
The single was infectious enough, though it sounded a lot like the RDGLDGRN members' old band, [...]

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