Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Royalty’

Drake and the Strokes Will Headline a Two-Day Music Festival in D.C. This Fall

Quick! Passes for the Landmark Music Festival start at $100.

Arts Roundup: Poor Acoustics Edition

Ford's Theatre raises $77,000 for Covenant House. [AP]
Danny Glover endorses Andy Shallal for mayor. [AP]
NSO in Your Neighborhood concerts begin today. [DCist]
Bye bye, emo band Monument. [DCist]
Watch this new House of Cards trailer. [DCist]
Photos from the Modern Moves Festival [BYT]
My God, poor acoustics at the symphony! [Post]
Sigh: U.S. Royalty on World Cafe [NPR]

Arts Roundup: Louie Edition

The former H Street Playhouse to become a CrossFit gym. [WBJ]
Members of Congress present a bipartisan bill that would look into establishing a National Women's History Museum. [Post]
Port City Brewing is brewin' up more Borracho beer. [Post]
Local blues player Chris Polk has died. [In a Blue Mood]
Anne Midgette mulls the significance of the Kennedy Center's new president. [...]

Marble Madness: The Biggest Cliché in D.C. Music Videos

Here’s a free tip to anyone making a music video set in Washington, D.C.: Don’t make it look like D.C. At least not an identifiable part of D.C. Why? Because monuments are the Ben’s Chili Bowl of downtown. If you’re shooting a music video in New York City, do you shoot it in front of [...]

Arts Roundup: Bad Molly Edition

Medical examiner says the 9:30 Club's Josh Burdette died of suicide. [Post]
The young woman who died after partying at Echostage last weekend may have taken some bad Molly. [Post]
Kennedy Center formally begins the search for a company to take on pre-construction work in preparation for its planned major expansion. [WBJ]
Honor the dead and buy some Sockets Records [...]

Where Is This U.S. Royalty Motorcycle Going?

It's late afternoon, maybe early evening. Who knows. Who cares. She stomped on your heart, man—again. You've been down this road before, and it just hit a dead end.
You've got a motorcycle and a shattered heart. No, wait—a motorcycle and a tattered dream.
You've gotta go somewhere. Anywhere. Take Rock Creek. There are trees in Rock [...]

Arts Roundup: Because Jay Carney Thinks It’s Cool Edition

U.S. Royalty wins a crucial endorsement from White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. [Post]
D.C. cellist Gordon Withers and his wife Cathy appear on the new album from Swervedriver's Adam Franklin. [Gordon Withers]
Forehead slap of the day: "I don’t know about how things work in Washington, but here in Baltimore ... 'indie' means supporting and being supported [...]

Arts Roundup: Blue Sunshine Edition

The chair of Hirshhorn's Board of Trustees resigns. [Arts Desk, Post]
U.S. Royalty releases unintentionally funny promo video for its forthcoming album, Blue Sunshine. [D.C. Music Download]
Some tickets may still be available for the Kennedy Center's Book of Mormon. [AP via WTOP]
D.C. theater community, meet the Welders. [Post]
The Housing for All campaign sponsors a cool film [...]

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 [...]

Arts Roundup: Wonderwall Pastiche Edition

Streetscape improvements haven't been easy for business owners in Adams Morgan. [Post]
Sixteen members of the world's largest pop group will perform at the Cherry Blossom Festival. [Style Blog]
So many shooting-star noises: Here is a new song by all-American local rockers U.S. Royalty. [Soundcloud]
Why Tom Cochran, the man behind the blog Ghosts of D.C., writes about local [...]

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