Posts Tagged ‘U Street Music Hall’

Listen to a Preview of What You’ll Hear at Union BBQ

U Street Music Hall has handpicked a variety of local, national, and international electronic artists to provide the soundtrack for the Union BBQ coming to Union Market's Dock 5 on June 14. Among the headliners: Jamie xx of the xx; Canadian hip-hop remixer Kaytranada; and a DJ set from Animal Collective's Deakin and Geologist.
In anticipation of the music [...]

Animal Collective Members, Martyn, Tons of Local DJs Added to Union BBQ Lineup

The seasons must be changing: My eyes are itchy, my nose is running, and summer music festivals are dropping lineups like they're hotdogs.  The latest reveal comes from U Street Music Hall, host of the Union BBQ, an all-day electronic music fete at Union Market's Dock 5 on June 14.
When U Hall announced the festival last month, [...]

How to Listen to the New Thievery Corporation Album at Eric Hilton’s Bars

Let us stipulate up front that Saudade, the newest full-length by the D.C. production duo Thievery Corporation, is last-call music—an album to half-listen to after your fourth or fifth Vieux Carre as you weigh whether to hail an Uber or push on ’til daylight. Like every record by Eric Hilton and Rob Garza, it’s an [...]

Arts Roundup: Death Cab Edition

Two new Union Station pavilions are forever dated by Death Cab for Cutie lyrics. [Racked, DCist]
The African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation raises money to repair the memorial. [AP]
Meet the Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra. [WJLA]
FACT Magazine is giving away free tickets to U Street Music Hall's anniversary. [Blisspop]
Poetry group Split This Rock has a [...]

Arts Roundup: Daft Punked Edition

Mariah Carey will perform at this Friday's National Christmas Tree lighting. [WTOP]
No, no, no—Daft Punk is not playing U Street Music Hall. [D.C. Music Download]
The green-paint vandal makes a courtroom appearance. [DCist]
Rep. John Lewis donates digital copies of his civil rights memoir to every member of Congress. [Post]
Will Ferrell talks Anchorman at the Newseum. [WTOP]
Neighbors protest Mova Lounge's liquor license [...]

Tonight at U Street Music Hall, Thundercat May Sacrifice a Six-Year-Old

Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner can tweet some wild things when he's under the influence. Like this tweet from two weeks ago—a vague transmission about throwing salt in his own eyes and drinking a Bullet energy drink. "Wait, what did I say?" Thundercat asks me. Then: "Yeah, that happened. I didn't even know I tweeted that."
There's also the new [...]

Arts Roundup: Halfway House Edition

Post-retirement, Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser plans to teach arts management. [Post]
The suspected National Cathedral vandal has been released to a halfway house. [Post]
...and the cathedral has launched a fundraiser to help pay for vandalism- and earthquake-related damage. [Huffington Post]
Contrary to reports, the Smithsonian says it's not looking to acquire Trayvon Martin's hoodie at the moment. [...]

Arts Roundup: Theater Bailout Edition

Odd: The Arlington County Board gives Signature Theatre a $250,000 grant to cover its outstanding tax debts. [ARLnow]
Daft Punk's Random Access Memories is so-so—but sounds better at U Street Music Hall, writes Chris Richards. [Post]
What to look forward to at this year's Capital Fringe: more beer, barbecue sandwiches, cardboard art [Post]

ToDo ToDay: Company at Signature Theatre and a Daft Punk Listening Party

For its current production of Company, Sondheim's musical tribute to thirtysomething urban dwellers, Signature Theatre has dug deep into its own company: All of the actors have performed in at least two previous productions with the Arlington theater. A dark musical comedy about the woes of adult relationships might hit too close to home, [...]

Arts Roundup: Bad News for Artisphere Edition

Arlington County slashes Artisphere funding. [WTOP]
Kennedy Center announces its 2013-14 season. [Kennedy Center]
The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History adds a gem-laden, 77-carat brooch to its collection. [AP via WTOP]
"Searching for the Seventies: The Documerica Photography Project" comes to National Archives. [Post]
An Adams Morgan mural is in dire need of repairs. [Hola Cultura]
More about Mingering [...]

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