Posts Tagged ‘verizon center’

Photos: Arcade Fire @ the Verizon Center

Arcade Fire came to the Verizon Center last night, armed with their approximately 106 band members, their costumes, their energy, and those papier-mâché heads. The show kicked off with the wild destruction of a snare drum held aloft by keyboardist Will Butler, and ended with the anthemic sound of "Wake Up."
But for Fugazi fans, the highlight (or, depending on your [...]

Arts Roundup: Arcade Fire Swallows Planet Edition

The museum isn't open yet, but the National Museum of African American History and Culture is in the process of installing two major artifacts. [WJLA]
Man stabbed outside of Dupont nightclub. [Post]
It has come to this: Arcade Fire booked to play Verizon Center in 2014. [Stereogum]
Garry Trudeau-helmed comedy Alpha House deemed unfunny by Hank Stuever. [Post]
Bob [...]

Photos: Nine Inch Nails @ Verizon Center

I first saw Nine Inch Nails in a 1,500-capacity club in New York City in 1991, and was blown away by the intensity. Modern-day Nine Inch Nails hasn't changed in that respect. On Friday night, lead singer Trent Reznor brought his band to a full Verizon Center—armed with The Who bassist Pino Palladino no less—and proved [...]

Tales From the Swift

As I learned Sunday night, a Taylor Swift concert is its own ecosystem with its own natural order. Bathed in blue light at a sold-out Verizon Center, the sweet-voiced, ginger-haired Ed Sheeran is elevated to the rank of Dear Leader; children are both marketed to and disregarded; moms sport Taylor Swift back patches; and everyone, at some [...]

Arts Roundup: Sweetlife Edition

Sweetlife Festival schedule announced. [Facebook]
The Rolling Stones play Verizon Center June 24. [Post]
Theater Alliance announces a Monday night reading series that focuses on women playwrights. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
Photos from Michelle Obama's book signing at Politics & Prose [AP via Huffington Post D.C.]

Arts Roundup: Verizon Center Lights Up Edition

Verizon Center digital billboards approved—with conditions. [Washington Business Journal]
The Cyrus Cylinder, which goes on view tomorrow at the Sackler Gallery, is notable for its own history, but also for the significance various groups and leaders have projected upon it over time, writes Phil Kennicott. [Post]
Study: Alexandria's arts scene produces more than $70 million a year [...]

Photos: The Who @ Verizon Center

The Who brought its second rock opera, Quadrophenia, to the Verizon Center last night, led by the band's two surviving original members, lead singer Roger Daltrey and singer/guitarist Pete Townshend. The band wasn't same high-energy act of yesteryear—Townshend didn't slide across the stage on his knees, and Daltrey dialed back his microphone cord-swinging. But then again, [...]

Arts Roundup: No Shirts Allowed Edition

U Street Music Hall co-owner Will Eastman criticizes a contracted security guard for trying to boot two men who were dancing provocatively at the club this weekend. He says the guard was promptly fired. "If anyone knows the individuals who were approached by the security guard please ask them to contact me so that I can offer them [...]

Photos: Radiohead at Verizon Center

I could easily limit this recap of Radiohead's appearance last night at the Verizon Center to what you see above—Andi Watson's cerebral, retina-singeing light display, captured in glorious .gif form. Watson, a lighting and stage director who's worked with Radiohead since the mid-1990s, approaches his sets as an equal creative partner in the planning of each tour. [...]

This One Time, We All Got Bandanas: Bruuuuuuuuce Returns to D.C.

Bruce Springsteen was back at the Verizon Center for the first time in two and a half years last night to bind up our nation’s wounds once more. Also to send us home with our ears ringin’, our back achin’, and our sexual organs stimulated, to paraphrase some of the stage-patter he repeated [...]

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