August 23, 2012 |
THU 23 "Barns, Birds and Blooms" Jewell Pratt Burns, a member of the Loft Gallery, the Art League at the Torpedo Factory and the Prince William Art Society, shares her love of bird watching and nature in her paintings and monotypes. Through Sept. 2. Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-490-1117. www.loftgallery.org . Free. Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons The 2005 biographical musical "Jersey Boys" sparked renewed interest in these Rock and Roll Hall of Famers.
July 29, 2012 |
If you've chatted with a dance music fan lately, chances are you've played the subgenre game. Progressive house or crunkstep? Trance or tribal? Breakbeat or moombahton? Like the world of coffee connoisseurs, it's never as simple as just ordering a cup of joe. It's the same with beats per minute, or BPMs. As electronic dance music and its subgenres have grown in popularity, fans have become more particular. Because they can be. They have options. On Friday, the Identity Festival, a traveling...
June 17, 2012 |
For a moment, forget that it's been packing arenas for more than a decade, and consider the improbability of the Dave Matthews Band. Formed in grunge's early-'90s heyday, a time when nary a man could step on stage without an ax to grind and a guitar to smash, the Charlottesville-bred group propelled itself into the popular consciousness not with a blast of feedback but the gentle hum of an alto saxophone. The drummer mostly plays fills, rather than steady rhythms. The solos come courtesy of an...
May 31, 2012
Best 2-for-1 Miranda Lambert + Pistol Annies June 3 Jiffy Lube Live; $25-$49 As she has ascended the country-music hierarchy, Miranda Lambert hasn't completely lost the firecracker qualities that defined her early career, but it's safe to say she has mellowed a bit. The explosiveness of her first two albums ("I'm going to show him what little girls are made of / Gunpowder and lead," she sneered) has given way to a slightly lighter side. Some of that fiery attitude has returned with Pistol Annies, the group Lambert formed...
May 30, 2012
9:30 Club 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930. www.930.com . The Birchmere 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. Black Cat 1811 14th St. NW. 202-667-7960. www.blackcatdc.com . DAR Constitution Hall 18th and C streets NW. 202-628-4780. www.dar.org/conthall. Fairgrounds 1299 Half St. SE. 202-646-0045. www.fairgroundsdc.com. Fillmore Silver Spring 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring.
November 17, 2011 |
Holy Ghost! released its debut album in April, a shiny and bouncy collection of indie-electro-pop confections. But the New York duo isn't exactly brand new; Alex Frankel and Nick Millhiser have been making music together as Holy Ghost! since 2007. Before that, the pair played together in the short-lived hip-hop group Automato. And before that, they played together in Miss Preston's music class. Holy Ghost! may be a band, but it's also the result of a lifelong friendship between its two principal members.