Posts Tagged ‘Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie’

Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Founder Dave Mann Opens All-Ages Space, 9th & Beats

Dave Mann, founder of the upstart Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Festival, is trying his hand at running a venue.
Last week Mann announced via Facebook that he and partner Rachel Eisley—"Chief Curator of Art and Accoutrements [sic]"—are planning to launch an all-ages space in an underutilized room in the Old Dominion Brewhouse at 1219 9th St. [...]

ToDo ToDay: Jill Townsley! Columbia Heights Day!

Plenty of artists would cringe if the word “workmanlike” were used to describe their output, but Jill Townsley embraces it. In an exhibit appropriately titled “TOIL,” Townsley creates her art by painstakingly repeating humble processes like scribbling. That’s not a new idea—artists from Cy Twombly to Linn Meyers have tried it. But Townsley takes to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

A Critical Guide to the Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Fest

When we last reported on the Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Fest—a quickly launched DIY festival curated by Brooklyn-via-D.C.-via-Texas musician/writer Dave Mann—the lineup of 125-plus bands had been mostly finalized, featuring several local acts including Hiding Places and Last Tide. The (free!) festival finally happens this weekend, so check out our short, to-the-point guide to the [...]

Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie’s Festival Gets Bigger and Gets Free

One of the more intriguing events on offer this summer is a two-day music festival set in restaurants along the U Street NW corridor and put on by Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie, a new D.C. music blog. When we reported on the festival last month, organizer Dave Mann (who used to have a band called [...]

Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie—First a Band, Now a Blog—Gets Ambitious

Dave Mann has got a triple-pronged approach to world domination. No. 1: Launch awesome music blog. No. 2: Launch awesome concert series at local Eritrean restaurant. No. 3: Book really awesome two-day festival at said restaurant.
The Brookland resident, a 32-year old federal employee, officially launched his music blog Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie— which [...]

Folk-Pop Mathematics with Twins of a Gazelle

The D.C. combo Twins of a Gazelle has a lineup that ranges from three to eight or more members, which makes it one of the smaller groups Dave Mann plays in—there's the 40-plus-member Spelling for Bees collective and the 18-piece Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie, not to mention Mittenfields. Twins performs tonight at the Velvet Lounge, [...]