Posts Tagged ‘The Knocks’

ToDo ToDay: Six Americans, the Knocks, and Asher Roth

In addition to hosting touring musicals and ballet companies, the Kennedy Center cultivates young artists through partnerships with arts organizations nationwide. On Monday, six alumni of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Young Artists’ program will present original scenes that examine the program’s history and impact, as well as the performers’ understanding of American identity. [...]

Photos: Virgin Mobile FreeFest 2013 @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

This year's Virgin Mobile FreeFest felt a bit different from the previous versions. The proliferation of dance acts (like Skrillex last year, DJs Kaskade and Pretty Lights played the West Stage rather than the Dance Forest, which caused multiple mass migrations of EDM fans back and forth across the festival grounds), the lack of a [...]

2013 Virgin Mobile FreeFest Schedule Announced

The 2013 Virgin Mobile FreeFest schedule has arrived. College kids! Commence planning your day-drinking.
This year, it's tough to say whether there are any major schedule conflicts. Conceivably some folks won't enjoy having to choose between seeing The Knocks and Ghost Beach, whose sets kick off the fest at 12:15 p.m. and noon on Saturday, respectively. [...]

Virgin Mobile FreeFest: Robin #Thicke, Everybody (Plus Vampire Weekend, Icona Pop, Washed Out, and More)

The 2013 Virgin Mobile FreeFest lineup has been announced, and Robin Thicke is on it, because America's all, "'Blurred Lines' is kinda rapey but I'm doing my little shoulder-shrug dance to it anyway."
The nonchalantly goateed R&B singer is one of a few big names on this year's FreeFest, which takes place Sept. 21 at Merriweather [...]

Photos: Sweetlife Festival @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

The attendees of Sweetgreen's Sweetlife Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Saturday were not daunted by the threat of rain. With a lineup that included Fitz and the Tantrums' blue-eyed soul, Explosions in the Sky's hypnotic post-rock, U.S. Royalty's cock-rock, Kid Cudi's sensitive-dude hip-hop, and Avicii's glittery EDM, there was a little something for everyone across the [...]

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 [...]

ToDo ToDay: Charlotte Rampling’s Serious Life

For Charlotte Rampling, the outstanding actress and once all-powerful Euro diva, life is serious business. It’s in her heavy eyelids, her penchant for intense and sometimes controversial roles (The Night Porter), and The Look, the biography directed by first-timer Angelina Maccarone. Divided into sections with vaguely pretentious names like “exposure,” “age,” “beauty,” “demons,” and “taboo,” The Look [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Why So Bright?

After moving from his home in rural Maine to Brooklyn, filmmaker Ian Cheney says he lost his childhood fascination with astronomy. That’s not surprising in a city where lit-up streets and buildings render stars nearly invisible. Light pollution serves as a frequent boogeyman of the modern age, a metaphor for critics who say we’ve lost [...]

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