Posts Tagged ‘Zola Jesus’

ToDo ToDay: Hannibal Buress, Pond, and Zola Jesus

Sneak behind the scenes at the Hirshhorn tonight.

Zola Jesus On Why the Hirshhorn is the Perfect Music Venue

"I’m not trained in visual arts; I’m not trained in dance. I’m not trained in anything else is the thing that comes most naturally to me. It’s the nucleus."

Photos: Sweetlife Festival @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

The attendees of Sweetgreen's Sweetlife Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Saturday were not daunted by the threat of rain. With a lineup that included Fitz and the Tantrums' blue-eyed soul, Explosions in the Sky's hypnotic post-rock, U.S. Royalty's cock-rock, Kid Cudi's sensitive-dude hip-hop, and Avicii's glittery EDM, there was a little something for everyone across the [...]

Here Are the Set Times for Sweetlife Festival

Salad chain Sweetgreen's third annual Sweetlife Festival—its second at Merriweather Post Pavillion—takes places this Saturday, and the event's organizers have just revealed the hour-to-hour schedule. So: some advice! Straightahead indie fans will have to make some hard choices, seeing as The Shins' mainstage set overlaps with Zola Jesus' and Twin Shadow's in the Treehouse (Sweetlife's second [...]

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 [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Flock of Dimes

Jenn Wasner seems like a swell Baltimore citizen. While her band Wye Oak was on the rise, she accepted an invitation to meet Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley—so he could show them Maryland’s famed Wye Oak desk. On tour, Wye Oak likes to bring other Baltimore bands along for the ride; last year, Wasner lent her [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Howard Homecoming, Jewish Literary Festival

If you’re a Howardite—or just an aficionado—you know the university’s homecoming week is truly a beacon, and the admission-free International Yardfest is the most economical way to celebrate. (Though acquiring a fresh outfit still costs money.) As usual, this year’s lineup is semi-secret, perhaps because organizers tend to book acts down to the wire—though Young [...]

What I Learned at the Pitchfork Music Festival

The sixth annual Pitchfork Music Festival wrapped this weekend. Dismemberment Plan smiled the whole way through. Attendees got mad at Odd Future for saying offensive things. Face paint sales throughout the Midwest rose. It was dusty. It was hot. It was fun. I learned a few things that concert-goers, specifically those who have tickets to [...]

Photos: Zola Jesus @ Red Palace

Clip Job: Five Minimalistic Indie Bands with Soul

Former Black and White Jacksons guitarist Tim George formed Dizzy Spells with Kelela Mizanekristos, and the group's songs can be ethereal and deeply felt or playful and jagged. The band describes itself as "Rock/Americana/Neo-Soul," which is pretty apt, but it ignores the woozy trip-hop sound that's all over "Laser Light." You can stream that song [...]