Posts Tagged ‘Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Festival’

Onward and Upward With Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Festival

When Dave Mann first conceived Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Festival last year, he imagined a 35-band, two-day festival in an Eritrean restaurant on 9th Street NW. After returning from the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas—his inspiration—he gave himself about a month and a half to plan the event. By the time the festival [...]

Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Festival Turns to Fundraising

You may remember Dave Mann, erstwhile City Paper cover boy and founder of last year's two-headed DIY juggernaut, Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie. If you don't, here's a recap: Last summer, Mann improbably pulled together a sprawling rock festival at a handful of Ethiopian and Eritrean restaurants around town. The thing kept growing, but ticket sales [...]

Read Our Annotated Guide to 2011!

There's no arts section to recap this week. For our Dec. 23 issue—on stands today!—the Washington City Paper staff took a look back on the year that was. No surprise, then, that a good chunk of our Annotated Guide to 2011 is devoted to the arts. Pick up a copy! Or read it online. Either [...]

Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Festival: A Postscript

I didn't spend as much time at the second iteration of the Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Music Festival as I wanted—on Saturday I was busy being Jewish, and on Sunday I was busy being sick—but I did circulate from venue to venue for several hours. By a few reasonable metrics the event struck me as [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Dave Mann, “30 Americans,” Toast

I've got this week's cover story with a profile of Dave Mann, the eccentric indie rocker behind the city's hardest-to-explain rock festival, Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie. Jeffry Cudlin leads the arts section with a review of the Corcoran's "30 Americans," whose art, he says, is stunning, but whose argument is nowhere to be seen. In [...]

Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Festival Announces Lineup

Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Music Festival, the District's biggest and strangest celebration of small and far-flung indie-rock bands, is back, following its inaugural running this June. As previously reported, its second edition is set for Oct. 8 and 9. Now, the free festival has announced some lineups and venues.
There are three venues along the U [...]

Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Festival Wants Your Submissions

A leftover from last week, but a good one: Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie, the fun and scattershot and extremely perplexing two-day music festival put on by local indie rocker Dave Mann last month, is accepting submissions for the next iteration of the event, set for Columbus Day weekend.
The quickly organized first edition was free and [...]

Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Festival: What I Learned

Walking around this weekend's Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Festival, there was really just one question to ask: Why?
Simple, according to Dave Mann, the musician who organized the two-day event featuring more than 125 bands performing at six restaurants along the U Street NW corridor: "If I'm going to fail," he said Saturday," I want to [...]