Posts Tagged ‘Vampire Weekend’

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. [...]

Arts Roundup: Kennedy Center Honors Edition

This year's Kennedy Center Honorees include two Latinos, Carlos Santana and Martina Arroyo. Other recipients are Billy Joel, Herbie Hancock, and Shirley MacLaine. [New York Times]
Metro Connection on the history of Gala Hispanic Theatre and its place in D.C. [WAMU]
U Street's Duke Ellington Memorial won't be restored, but it will be replaced. [PoPville]
Arlington woman leaves $700,000 [...]

Get Your FreeFest Tickets at Noon Today

Today at noon, presale tickets for the 2013 Virgin Mobile FreeFest go on sale on Prior Virgin Mobile Festival ticket buyers, Virgin Mobile customers, and Virgin Mobile Facebook and Twitter followers will receive access codes for today's sales blitz.
So bookmark and refresh this page!
If you miss out, relax: You can still grub up your [...]

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 [...]

The Very Best Go Clubbing

The Very Best, who perform at Rock & Roll Hotel tonight, won widespread acclaim for its bubbly, bright mesh of Afropop vocals and electro, indie rock and hiphop music on a 2008 mixtape and 2009 debut album The Warm Heart of Africa. Then a UK-based trio including Swedish producer Johan Hugo Karlberg, Malawian vocalist Esau Mwamwaya, [...]

A Grup Speaks Up: ‘I Like Vampire Weekend. It’s Something the Whole Family Enjoys’

As a follow-up to yesterday's computer-assisted investigative feature on D.C. grups (and their apparent reliance on Pitchfork), Washington City Paper decided to track down an actual grup and figure out what makes him tick. Matt Frost is married and lives in Virginia. He has a bunch of kids. Dismemberment Plan played a show in his basement once. [...]

Arts Roundup: Gladys, I Love You, Girl, But Oh, Get a Life! Edition

Good morning, D.C.! Yesterday, one of the District's most favoritest bands announced a five-date reunion tour for early 2011. Predictably, the Internet lost its shit over the thought of the Dismemberment Plan playing "Pay for the Piano" (for real, it's a great song). What a Monday!
In slightly less important news, someone from What Not to Wear was here to [...]

Arts Roundup: Sundance 2010 Kicks Off

*Sundance starts today! Briefly noted: Film on Proposition 8, Mormons screens in Utah(!); Banksy paints the town in anticipation of Exit Through the Giftshop; Nowhere Boy, film on John Lennon's adolescence, to screen (video); this year's judges include Karyn Kusama and Parker Posey; Snoop Dogg, Nas, and Slightly Stoopid to perform; James Franco plays Allen [...]

Arts Roundup: Scooter Libby and the Burj Khalifa

Morning, readers. So the other night I attended the launch party, where I saw both Mike Riggs and Scooter Libby. (Thus disproving the "why have I never seen Mike Riggs and Scooter Libby in the same place at the same time?" conspiracy theory.) It was also at this party that I learned, somewhat belatedly, [...]