Posts Tagged ‘The Beatles’

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Fan: Den-Mate

"I think a lot of little girls want to be Gwen Stefani,” she says. “I think a lot of grown-up girls want to be Gwen Stefani.”

Beauty Pill Marks New Album Release With Second Artisphere Residency, Hamlet Score

The band will perform in a circle around audience members, who can live-mix the songs as they please.

Arts Roundup: Up Yours, Snow Edition

Architectural firm picked to redesign Martin Luther King Jr. Library. [Housing Complex]
The prez loves his HBO drama series. [Huffington Post]
Netflix is ramping up its lobbying efforts on the Hill. [CPI via Huffington Post]
Woolly Mammoth is like, "F a snowstorm." [Post]
A new book prize honors deceased Politics & Prose co-owner Carla Furstenberg Cohen. [Post]
Ron Moten releases [...]

It Was 50 Years Ago Today

Fifty years ago today, The Beatles played their first U.S. concert on a glorified boxing-ring stage at the Washington Coliseum at 3rd and M streets NE. For the band, it was a first taste of a live American audience (and American politics—the day after, President Lyndon B. Johnson reportedly told British Prime Minister Sir Alec [...]

ToDo ToDay: Hailu Mergia, Sharon Jones, and $1 Oysters

In 1985, Hailu Mergia released a spacey solo album, Hailu Mergia and His Classical Instrument, which reinterpreted traditional Ethiopian accordion music. The album never took off in the States, and Mergia settled into a career as a cab driver in the D.C. area. Nearly three decades later, Brian Shimkovitz of the Awesome Tapes from Africa record [...]

Arts Roundup: Silo Edition

Local cabdriver/rock star Hailu Mergia talks music with booker Jim Thomson. [Vinyl District]
An oral history of The Beatles' D.C. invasion [Post]
Hey, it's local native Dave Grohl (and some other famous people) playing The Beatles. Nope, The Beatles stuff ain't stopping anytime soon. [Spin]
Michael Kaiser says: Beware of silos, arts organizations! [Huffington Post]
New Veep trailer, folks. [Huffington Post]
The Washington Post [...]

Arts Roundup: How You Doin’? Edition

Possible designs for Martin Luther King Jr. Library released. [Housing Complex]
Kennedy Center expansion OKed by feds. [AP]
Talk show host Wendy Williams donates her stuff to the Smithsonian. [AP]
An analysis of Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company's next season [Post]
Stomp dancers advise the Gallaudet Dance Company. [WJLA]
The Julie Ruin has a new music video [Pitchfork]
Relive The Beatles' 1964 concert at [...]

Arts Roundup: Last Exit to Brookland Edition

Lorde will headline Preakness InfieldFest. [Post]
Beatle hair: In 1964, uncool Washingtonians (and the Washington Post) hated it. Anyone surprised? [Post]
Eight things to know about The Beatles' first U.S. concert, which happened to take place here. [WBJ]
D.C. is America's most literate city, at least according to one ranking. [Post]
Brookland, rising arts district [East City Art]
An interview with the [...]

Arts Roundup: Grammy Aftershocks Edition

This is what the Kennedy Center may look like in a few years. [Arts Desk]
Vocalists compete to play the Cherry Blossom Festival. [WTOP]
After multiple stabbings, District nightclub remains closed. [PoPville]
Area reporter outraged about Academy Awards' snub of Dave Grohl appeased by Grammy wins. [Post]
That time The Beatles came to the British Embassy and were miserable. [...]

Listen: Jon Laine, Number 9 EP

KRS-ONE, Jay Z, and The Beatles. Blaxploitation flicks, nuclear holocaust protection, and Diet Coke. These are just a few of the things you'll hear referenced on producer Jon Laine's new 21-track EP, Number 9. The versatile release is his first project since 2011's GIANT, which paired local MCs with his drum-heavy beats.
For the most part, Laine goes at it [...]