June 30, 2013 |
For someone who seems perfectly comfortable stirring up a massive storm of controversy, Brad Paisley was awfully quiet Saturday night. Not literally. The 40-year-old country crooner sprinted onto the stage at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow with a deafening vengeance, then kept an undercurrent of electric guitar running through a solid list of old and new hits. Noticeably not in the mix, however, was "Accidental Racist," Paisley's recent and extremely polarizing collaboration with LL Cool J about racial tension...
June 1, 2013 |
Kid Rock is a scalper. The 42-year-old singer, who is launching a summer tour where most tickets are priced at $20, said he's scalping about 1,000 tickets from each show to make up for the cheaper regular price. "I'm in the scalping business, but you know what? We told everyone. A lot of artists have been doing this for years behind fans' backs, taking all these backdoor deals," he said. "We look at StubHub and other places and see what they're selling them for and we just undercut them.
December 27, 2012 |
T hey came here to dance to big sounds, deep into the tiny hours. So they peel off their bulky winter jackets at the coat check like 2,000 Clark Kents and stride onto the dance floor, faces fixed with sequins, ears pierced with golf tees, garments aglow with chemiluminescent piping. It's the second-to-last Saturday night of 2012 at Echostage , a massive new club on Queens Chapel Road NE, just north of New York Ave. In three short months, the venue has already hosted some of the...
October 10, 2012 |
THU 11 "Tierra y Memoria" The paintings and linocuts by Juan E. Hernandez were inspired by everyday life in the artist's native Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Reception Thursday 6:30-8 p.m. Exhibit through Nov. 5. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League Gallery, Room 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-683-1780. www.theartleague.org . Free. After-Work Jazz+Mixer Washington native Yvonne Johnson has been performing keyboard for more than 20 years. Music 5:30-8 p.m., concessions available 4-7:30 p.m. Artisphere, Lower Town Hall,...
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...