The motto for the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, “Standing Up for Real Jazz,” smacks of rigid definition—the Jazz-as-Ideology school. But festival curator Paul Carr doesn't just wave the banner of purism: He builds a case for it. The first day alone features 21 different performances of solid, swinging, straight-ahead jazz (with an opening-night performance by Giacomo [...]
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Rare is the modern dance company that devotes equal resources to developing dancers as choreographers, and acquiring works from the best choreographers in the rest of the world. But that’s what Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will do during its visit to the Kennedy Center this weekend. Read more >>> Hubbard Street Dance performs Oct. 17 to Oct. [...]
Best Coast's airy Bethany Cosentino and the husky twang of Those Darlins' Nikki and Jessi Darlin seemed like an odd pair at first, but live, it was all about powerful sounds barreling off the stage. Between Best Coast's lo-fi buzz and Those Darlins' '60s-girl-group-gone-to-Memphis vibe, Saturday's sold-out show at 9:30 Club was enough to light up [...]
Nashville spitfires Those Darlins are what happens when you take Phil Spector's classic girl-group sound, throw in some '60s garage and CBGBs stank and wash it all down with a few shots of Tennessee's finest. It doesn't always sound pretty, but then again, it was never supposed to. With a show at the Black Cat tonight opening for big-band throwbacks Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears and a new album about to hit the shelves, the Darlins are proof positive that it ain't all that bad when things turn South.
You've gotta hand it to Those Darlins for driving through terrible weather to make it to D.C. last night, and to their fans as well, who packed the Black Cat backstage despite it being a dreary Sunday night. The Darlins' music is country, but their ethos is distinctively punk, and they led the crowd through [...]