Posts Tagged ‘rolling stones’

Arts Roundup: Sweetlife Edition

Sweetlife Festival schedule announced. [Facebook]
The Rolling Stones play Verizon Center June 24. [Post]
Theater Alliance announces a Monday night reading series that focuses on women playwrights. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
Photos from Michelle Obama's book signing at Politics & Prose [AP via Huffington Post D.C.]

Arts Roundup: Jams Edition

Musician Alex Minoff was destined to play the role of an intense yet helpful bureaucrat, and this video for D.C. Design Week proves it [Twitter]
For your desk jamming today: Protect-U has a new mix [Noise In My Head]
D.C.'s most "swoonworthy" male DJs assemble Spotify playlists for the readers of Refinery 29; jury still out on whether Refinery's demographic [...]

His Cover’s Blown: A Chat with A.V. Club Editor Josh Modell

Ted Leo And The Pharmacists cover Tears For Fears
What constitutes a good cover? Over the last five months, the endearingly opinionated commentariat over at The Onion’s A.V. Club have publicly debated their merits and pitfalls below each installment of Undercover, its 25-week web series. The premise: Bands cram into a quaintly claustrophobic studio to perform selections [...]

The Playlist: Apples in Stereo

The Apples in Stereo can surely be considered one of indie pop's greatest input-output contraptions. The band—born in Colorado in the early '90s, and a founding ensemble of the Athens, Ga., Elephant 6 collective—has spent a career sharpening the recognizable tropes and aberrant impulses of '60s sunshine pop and psychedelia. Some of the group's albums, [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘Dusty Stones & Broken Bells’ Edition

*Yes, another Exile on Main Street reissue. This one appears to have some worthy items, but if it's priced anywhere the Stones' Best Buy-approved 40 Licks, scurry over to your Torrent client of choice. For a lo-fi taste of the flotsam involved, listen to this track: "Good Time Women," a "Tumbling Dice" prototype. BONUS: Producer [...]

Dead Meadow Makes Concert Film. Wait, People Still Watch Concert Films?

Forty years ago, concert film were big. No really, they played on big screens and carried cultural import. In 1970, the documentary Woodstock won an academy award. When Talking Heads released Stop Making Sense in 1984, people were apparently dancing in the aisles of the theater.
Then, shortly thereafter, there were no aisles left to dance [...]

T.S.O.O.L is the Cheese Beneath My Wings

I'm fascinated by the notion of influences and inspirations, especially when they're mashed up and twisted by geographical and cultural differences. Listening to any The Soundtrack Of Our Lives album conjures up bits from the historical nature of rock n roll—how it was served like a flaming tennis ball across the pond to Britain by [...]