Posts Tagged ‘Sweetlife’

Photos of the Sweetlife Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion

Kendrick Lamar, Bleachers, Tove Lo, and more

How Many Women Play in D.C.-Area Music Festivals?

See how dude-heavy Sweetlife, Maryland Deathfest, Capital Jazz Fest, and Landmark Music Festival are.

Arts Roundup: 2 Chainz & the Gang Edition

Foster the People, Lana Del Rey, 2 Chainz among the performers at this year's Sweetlife festival. [Arts Desk]
Chain & the Gang to release a new album in April. [Arts Desk]
While staging Yellow Face, a play that addresses white people portraying Asian people onstage, an unfortunate accident forces Theater J to do the same. Oh, this is just excellent. [...]

Foster the People, Lana Del Rey, 2 Chainz to Play 2014 Sweetlife

Foster the People, Lana Del Rey, and 2 Chainz are among the acts scheduled to perform at the 2014 Sweetlife festival, the event's publicists announced today. The fest takes place May 10 at Merriweather Post Pavilion.
Other performers include Fitz and the Tantrums, Capital Cities, Chromeo, St. Lucia, Bastille, Hozier, Bombay Bicycle Club, ASTR, Spirit Animal, That [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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