Posts Tagged ‘Richmond’

Sex, Poop, and Homophobia: When Public Officials Meddle With Concerts

Friday, the Washington Post's Bill Turque picked up on a story that had been developing for a few weeks: Local activists were gearing up to protest an August show by Mexican band Molotov (shown above) at Fillmore Silver Spring, citing the band's apparently homophobic lyrics. Activists took issue with a particular song from its 1997 album, which seemed [...]

You Should Be More Excited About This Upcoming D’Angelo Album

For something so quiet, D'Angelo's Voodoo has so much life in its 13 grooves. Over and over again, a warm truth resonates, fresh as ever: The Richmond-reared R&B maestro was born to do this, with drums and bass leading the way and everything else held firmly in check. In that sense, the record is primarily [...]

Lincoln Biopic to Shoot in Enemy Capital

For the second time in as many years, a big Hollywood production about the presidency of Abraham Lincoln will be filming in the rebel states. Steven Spielberg's long-planned biopic of the 16th president will be shot (zing!) in Richmond and Petersburg, the Virginia Film Office told The Washington Post earlier today.
Spielberg's Lincoln, which stars Daniel [...]

Photos: Lady Gaga @ Landmark Theater, Richmond

Compared to the utter preposterousness that was Lady Gaga at the VMAs, last night's show in Richmond was surprisingly tame. Still, if you've got tickets for Gaga's show tonight at DAR Constitution Hall, you're in for a pretty bizarre spectacle. Lots of photos after the jump and at the full gallery.

Seeking Joe Pug: A Discursive Interview

I’ve come to be untroubled in my seeking
And I’ve come to say that nothing is for naught
I’ve come to reach out blind, to reach forward and behind
For the more I seek, the more I’m sought
These lyrics, from Joe Pug’s “Hymn 101,” might as well be the tagline for Pug’s current year-long tour, which has taken [...]

Folk Wisdom: Steve Earle @ The National

The National, in Richmond, is a decorous little theater with a semiformal air. But on Tuesday night, when Steve Earle played a set of mostly Townes Van Zandt covers from his new tribute album, peppered with anecdotes from his 25-year friendship with its eponymous hero, the venue assumed the close familiarity of a living room. [...]

Photos: Mudvayne et al @ The National

Yes, I did drive all the way to Richmond for a nu-metal band. Each of the bands on last Friday's bill at The National—Mudvayne, Nonpoint and In This Moment—are a real blast to photograph, and so for the first time in my concertgoing life I went to a show more for the photography than the [...]