Posts Tagged ‘Rock the Bells’

Arts Roundup: Ingenuity Edition

The man stabbed outside of a Dupont nightclub has died. [NBC4]
Dave Eggers, St. Vincent, and Doug Aitken among hipster recipients of Smithsonian Magazine's second annual Ingenuity Awards. [AP]
Rock the Bells organizer Chang Weisberg tells us what we already know about why the festival was canceled in D.C. this fall. [Arts Desk]
Wondering where critical reviews are [...]

Chang Weisberg Explains What We Already Know About Rock the Bells’ Cancellation

Guerilla Union chief Chang Weisberg is finally talking about why his touring hip-hop festival Rock the Bells canceled two major dates in D.C. and New Jersey this fall, and his explanation is none too surprising.
"Ultimately, you know, we just didn't sell enough tickets," Weisberg says in a YouTube video posted on Saturday.
No kidding. That's what [...]

Arts Roundup: Big Ol’ Fancy Library Edition

Guerilla Union had signed on to produce three Rock the Bells festivals at RFK. [Washington Business Journal]
Mount Vernon's fancy new Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington is now open. [Post]
In humbler library news, a reminder: D.C. library hours will extend Tuesday. [PoPville]
Another reminder: The National Aquarium closes today. [WTOP]
District puts out an [...]

How to Spend Rock the Bells Weekend (Without Rock the Bells)

Ticket holders may still be reeling from yesterday’s announcement that hip-hop festival-on-wheels Rock the Bells had been canceled. The two-day event, booked by California-based promoter Guerilla Union, was scheduled to take place at RFK Stadium Saturday and Sunday. Due to low ticket sales that would’ve led to a "devastating" financial loss, it’s no longer happening. [...]

Rock the Bells Canceled, According to RFK Staffers

The D.C. stop of traveling hip-hop festival Rock the Bells has been canceled, according to two staffers at RFK Stadium.
The massive two-day festival booked by California promoter Guerilla Union was scheduled to take place at RFK this Saturday and Sunday, with headlining appearances from Kid Cudi, Wu-Tang Clan, Wale, J Cole, Girl Talk, and Black [...]

Arts Roundup: Memorial All Better Edition

SC Johnson donates $5 million to the National Museum of American History's "American Enterprise" exhibit. [Washington Business Journal]
National Park Service says the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial's inscription should be repaired by the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington—aka Aug 28. [Post]
Now that the MLK memorial is being changed, what other monuments need tweaking? [...]

Arts Roundup: The What You Know About That Edition

Good morning, everyone. Autumn just stepped in for a visit. Strange, isn't it? Today's forecast calls for a partly sunny day with a high of 70. I swear, it was sweltering just last week—not sure how I feel about all of this.
In case you missed it, the Dance Party is returning to the District, maybe [...]

Weekend Music Round-Up

Friday

The Dance Party, Ra Ra Rasputin, Tigercity, Casper Bangs. 9:30 club. $15. All ages.
Deja Blue, Clarence “Bluesman” Turner. Bangkok Blues. Call for price.
Handsome Furs, Dri, The Cinnamon Band. Black Cat. $12. All ages.
Lynne Fiddmont. Blues Alley. $25.
Atheist, The Faceless, Psyopus, The Agonist, Gnostic, Condemn the Infected, A Bloodbath in Boston. Jaxx. $20/$23.
Alex Brown Quartet [...]

Tabi Makes Rock the Bells

Everyone's favorite hip-hop mega-fest, Rock the Bells, officially announced its '09 line-up at a fancy Hollywood party last night. Among the many names on the prestigious list: D.C.'s own Tabi Bonney. (He's down there in the lower right-hand corner of the huge bill. See him?) Normal 0 false false false [...]

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