Posts Tagged ‘The Beatles’

Blues Guitarist Bobby Parker Dies at Age 76

Bobby Parker, the massively talented but under-recognized blues-rock guitarist known for his landmark 1961 cut "Watch Your Step," died last Thursday at Bowie Health Center in Bowie, Md. He was 76.
Besides Parker's claim to fame as the inspiration behind surely dozens of rock songs in the 1960s and beyond—including The Beatles' "I Feel Fine" and [...]

Arts Roundup: Chopping Block Edition

Smithsonian stares down a potential $65 budget cut, brought to us by Congress. [AP]
Montgomery County is hungry for millennials. Maybe the District can slough a few off 14th Street NW. [Post]
Neil Young will release a live solo album recorded at D.C.'s Cellar Door in 1970. [Rolling Stone]
The D.C. Preservation League and Douglas Development will present a [...]

Arts Roundup: My First White Girl Edition

D.C.'s Beautiful Swimmers will drop their debut LP, Son, on July 2. [Resident Advisor]
The congressional committee overseeing the Eisenhower Memorial will consider legislation that could reform the Eisenhower Memorial Commission. [Washington Times]
A tiny library comes to F Street NE. [DCist]
Ex-Bad Brains group The White Mandingos drop a video for "My First White Girl." [Couch Sessions]
Madame Tussauds [...]

The Long, Winding Road to the “Lost” Elliott Smith WMUC Session

The indie corner of the Internet went nuts Monday after WaPo's David Malitz published a piece about the recent rediscovery of a rare Elliott Smith recording. The story went that a former WMUC DJ Ben Weisholtz found a copy of a 1996 live radio session—"Misery Let Me Down"—in an old MiniDisc player he sold on [...]

Which Beatles Tribute Act to See This Weekend

Let’s say that June 18, 2011, is the only day in your life when you can see a Beatles tribute band. You can choose between "1964"...The Tribute at the Birchmere or RAIN at Wolf Trap. I’m the perfect person to help you: I have never seen a Beatles tribute band. Or a real Beatle perform [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 36

The 36th chamber is hardly a place of contemplation, but we'll definitely kick a statistic at you: The Twitter List will hit 90 this week. It's simple: If we republish your tweet in Far Out vs. Hot Dang, you go on the list. PERMANENTLY. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the list is 99.9 percent rappers.

"you’d want [...]

Arts Roundup: Mixed Metals Edition

First rock icon, now lauded author: Last night Patti Smith won the National Book Award for nonfiction for Just Kids, her memoir about her relationship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe in the '60s and '70s. Some people are so talented I can hardly stand it.
In other book news, you know that memoir Roger Sterling's been working all [...]

Arts Roundup: Dancing For Our Freedom Edition

Previously on Arts Desk: Bossman Jonathan L. Fischer introduced his new "Fare Assessment" feature, in which he analyzes The Washington Post Style Section's assignments that send its critics out of town and rates them on a scale from hitchhiking to Acela. First up was Anne Midgette's trip to Carnegie Hall for a performance by the [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘John Waters, Bettye LaVette, and Updike’ Edition

Morning, readers.
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*NPR lavishes much-deserved attention on Jeff Campbell, the man behind D.C.'s Hungry for Music, which supplies underprivileged kids with used instruments.
*The D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities today announced the audition schedule for the 2010-11 American Youth Chorus.
*In the Post, Jonathan Yardley [...]

Arts Roundup: Stay Away from That Lifeguard Edition

Good morning! I feel old and I feel bloated, which is the perfect lead-in to two things I am very excited about:

The dance-focused U Street Music Hall is starting to book indie-rockish shows that start at 7 p.m. and end before the venue's usual oomph-oomph-ing gets going at 10. Look at the July 22 show: [...]

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