Posts Tagged ‘The Strokes’

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 [...]

Live-Tweeting Sweetlife’s Salad Days

Today at Merriweather Post Pavillion, local chain Sweetgreen graduates from mere purveyors of salad to festival magnates. It's the second (and much larger) iteration of the company's Sweetlife Festival—starring acts like The Strokes, Cold War Kids, Ra Ra Riot, Theophilus London, Lupe Fiasco, Crystal Castles, and others. You can watch the whole thing streamed live [...]

Summer Festivals, Brought to You By…

Decades from now, highly selective business schools will devote whole semesters to the flawless understanding of cross-platform brand synergy that is this year’s Sweetlife Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilillion, put on by local eco-friendly salad chain Sweetgreen. Never mind that fans will have to guzzle gas driving to Columbia, Md., for the show: It’s a [...]

Arts Roundup: Two Types of Animal Excrement Edition

Dog Shit? What a Clue! Why Didn't I Think of That?: The Post Style section goes below-the-fold with the gripping story of a D.C. Lottery commercial that's been, shall we say, making people hold their noses while thinking about buying a scratch-off. The ad, which started running during the opening rounds of the NCAA men's [...]

Arts Roundup: Shake Your Tiny Fists Edition

Good morning, radioland. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted to defund National Public Radio yesterday, although it probably doesn't matter: The Democratic-led Senate isn't likely to take up the bill. Shake your fists anyway.
I started reading this Anne Midgette piece—about a performance of Japan's NHK Symphony Orchestra at Strathmore—expecting a big, heaping dose of feel-good. [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Punk and Go-Go In Eckington, Reading Imagining Madoff, The Strokes

Sadie Dingfelder leads this week's arts section with her feature "A Tale of Two Warehouses," about an Eckington punk space that police shut down after 10 months—and an Eckington go-go venue that they shut down before it held a single show. Ted Scheinman breaks down the differences between the original script of Imagining Madoff and [...]

Final Sweetlife Festival Lineup: Girl Talk, Lupe Fiasco, Crystal Castles, More

The Sweetlife Festival—as we noticed when it announced its headliner, The Strokes—got pretty big this year. But how big? Judge for yourself. Here's the rest of the lineup, which I have from a source close to the festival, and which should be officially announced later today:

Girl Talk
Lupe Fiasco
Crystal Castles
Cold War Kids
Ra Ra Riot
Theophilus London
Walk the Moon
U.S. Royalty
Modern [...]

Hey, the Sweetlife Festival Got Big All of a Sudden

If food is the new rock, and eco-friendly food is the new punk rock, then this announcement makes perfect sense: The Strokes will headline this year's Sweetlife Festival on April 30. Because, really, the Strokes are closer to "rock" than "punk rock," and sweetgreen—the chain of eateries founded by three Georgetown grads—is closer to this [...]

Arts Roundup: Hunter S. Thompson Hates Technology Edition

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Morning, readers. And Happy Mardi Gras.
*Today in Posthumousness: Hunter S. Thompson calls audio-video establishment, begins to voice coherent complaint, wavers, descends into blabbering rage, threatens to ruin audio-video establishment by writing about it. (Audio portion above.) Here, the good Doctor might've benefited from M.I.A.'s [...]

The Sleigher: Julian Casablancas’ “I Wish It Was Christmas Today”

HO HO WHO: The Strokes' formerly disheveled (stylishly) and now dapper (very stylishly) frontman covers "I Wish It Was Christmas Today," that bizarre, charming ditty from an SNL sketch featuring Horatio Sanz, Chris Kattan, Tracy Morgan, and Jimmy Fallon.
THE LOWER EAST SIDE RETRO ROCKER: Actual sleigh bells notwithstanding, Casablancas could've played "I Wish It Was [...]

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