Posts Tagged ‘sweetgreen’

ToDo ToDay: The Hood Internet, Richard Ford, and Hip-Hop Dance Battles

Not every mashup works, but remix musicians the Hood Internet have perfected the art. Armed with laptops and wildly open minds, DJs ABX and STV SLV mash indie rock, pop, rap, and R&B into an aural pulp that sounds best in crowded, sweaty clubs. Ever wanted to hear Drake and Jay Z spitting verses together? Yearning [...]

Arts Roundup: $21 Million, That’s My Number Edition

Toots and the Maytals singer Frederick "Toots" Hibbert is suing an alleged bottle-thrower for $21 million. [WTOP]
David Alpert thinks zoning tweaks will help local theaters find places to perform. [Post]
Could more local theaters learn from Woolly Mammoth's digital-engagement initiatives? [Post]
In the 1940s, what's now the 9:30 Club was Duke Ellington's. [Post]
The Shakespeare Theatre Company might [...]

The 2013 Sweetlife Festival Awards

Honoring the best and the worst of Saturday's Sweetlife Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion
Most Glaring Statistic: Approximately 98 percent of attendees were white (margin of error: 2)
Most Glaring Statistic, Runner Up: Attendees' average age (19)
Worst Idea: During her set, Solange implored people to start grinding, saying she wanted to turn this into a "high school [...]

ToDo ToDay: Hemingway Ballet! Daft Punk Bike Ride!

Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 novel The Sun Also Rises is populated with the writer’s most colorful cast of characters. There’s the grizzled journalist Jake Barnes and all his ex-pat pals,  and, of course, the glamorous, carefree divorcee Lady Brett Ashley. All will be on their feet when The Washington Ballet premieres Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises. To recreate [...]

ToDo ToDay: Harry and the Potters! Sweetgreen Rewards! Tim Noyes!

Superfans of J.K. Rowling already know they’ll be summoning themselves to the Black Cat tonight: The club certainly sounds like a Potterverse venue,  and the staff do their part to set the mood. The Cat has also gone and booked Harry & the Potters, the best magical family act since the Weird Sisters. Muggles take [...]

It’s Here: Sweetlife 2013 Announces Lineup

For the fourth year in a row, the fancy salad purveyors at Sweetgreen are sponsoring the Sweetlife Festival, a daylong music fest to take place on May 11 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. This year's lineup was announced this morning, and it may be the buzziest yet: Phoenix, Passion Pit, Kendrick Lamar, Yeah Yeah [...]

Here Are the Set Times for Sweetlife Festival

Salad chain Sweetgreen's third annual Sweetlife Festival—its second at Merriweather Post Pavillion—takes places this Saturday, and the event's organizers have just revealed the hour-to-hour schedule. So: some advice! Straightahead indie fans will have to make some hard choices, seeing as The Shins' mainstage set overlaps with Zola Jesus' and Twin Shadow's in the Treehouse (Sweetlife's second [...]

Sweetlife Second Stage Includes Delta Spirit, Zola Jesus, Bluebrain, and More

When Sweetgreen announced its 2012 Sweetlife Festival, I wasn't exactly thrilled by its mostly bland, "indie" but inoffensive tasting menu of a mainstage lineup. I feel better about what's been booked for The Treehouse, the event's second stage: Americana ramblers Delta Spirit, hypnagogic disco purveyor Twin Shadow, art-goth wailer Zola Jesus, insufferable sophistipop party starters The Knocks, stalwart [...]

Avicii, Kid Cudi, and The Shins Will Headline Sweetlife Festival

If you can make a mean salad, you can make a rock festival: The Sweetgreen salad chain's annual Sweetlife Festival is back April 28 for the third year. Headlining the daylong concert at Merriweather Post Pavillion? Avicii, the 22-year-old Swedish house producer and DJ who's the same age, I'd wager, as the average Sweetlife attendee. [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Sweetgreen’s Cultural Strategy, Thievery Corporation, Merchant of Venice

Sadie Dingfelder has this week's cover with her look at Sweetgreen, the local chain that's gone from selling $9 salads to booking The Strokes. Ally Schweitzer leads the arts section with an essay about another group packaging music and hospitality: Thievery Corporation, which has remade D.C. nightlife but still sounds homeless on its albums. Bob [...]

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