Posts Tagged ‘Robyn’

ToDo ToDay: Robyn + Röyksopp, Shabazz Palaces, and the Cowards Choir

Robyn is that rare pop star whose comeback actually eclipsed her debut. In 1997, the Swede who launched a million bleached-blonde asymmetrical haircuts got major radio play with Robyn Is Here, a feel-good collection of midtempo, R&B-tinged pop jams like “Do You Know (What It Takes),” a coquettish roller-rink classic. But after nearly a decade of [...]

U Street Music Hall Fires Bouncer Who Tried to Boot Male Patrons for Dancing With Each Other

The last time Robyn was in town, she was opening for Katy Perry, playing to a packed  Merriwether Post Pavilion. Last weekend, in D.C. for a two-night stand with Coldplay at the Verizon Center, the Swedish singer brought her vocoded vocals and drum-machine hooks to U Street Music Hall. The 33-year-old performer's Saturday appearance included a [...]

Arts Roundup: No Shirts Allowed Edition

U Street Music Hall co-owner Will Eastman criticizes a contracted security guard for trying to boot two men who were dancing provocatively at the club this weekend. He says the guard was promptly fired. "If anyone knows the individuals who were approached by the security guard please ask them to contact me so that I can offer them [...]

Arts Roundup: LOLcats Edition

Jeff Chang on the legacy of Chuck Brown [Grantland]
Spin interviews Fat Trel [Spin]
Robyn will DJ not one, but two sets at U Street Music Hall July 8 [Post]
BuzzFeed will open a D.C. bureau. LOLcats for everyone! [FishbowlDC]
A chat with 826DC director Joe Callahan [Huffington Post D.C.]

Arts Roundup: Ellen Edition

Ellen DeGeneres gets the Mark Twain prize [Washingtonian]
Coolest Swedish pop star ever Robyn will DJ a set at U Street Music Hall July 7 [Post]
Atlas Performing Arts Center announces its 2012-2013 season [Post]
On the Folger Shakespeare Library's effort to make its collection more accessible [Huffington Post]
DCist reporter manhandled by Jeopardy! flack [DCist]