Daily Archives: June 25, 2009

Rorschach’s Brainpeople preview’d

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I am, generally speaking, a fan of Rorschach Theatre Company. I don’t love everything they’ve done, but I love their ambition. Here’s my preview of their new production of Jose Rivera’s Brainpeople, which’ll be in tomorrow’s Weekend section.

Live Last Night: Beyonce

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Sorry, Washington, but after careful evaluation of the evidence submitted by our esteemed panel of experts, it is the finding of this commission that you simply are not ready for this jelly.

Gliding down from the pop firmament, then Baltimore, then finally from the Verizon Center ceiling, Sasha Fierce had a tough act to follow last night: her own. ‘Twas mere months ago she came to serenade the new President, albeit in her more modest alter ego of plain old platinum-selling Beyonce Knowles from Houston. Continue reading

Patterson Hood Backs Up the Truck

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My preview of Drive-By Truckers frontman Patterson Hood‘s gig with The Screwtopians at the Black Cat tonight is in today’s Examiner. It’s always a delight to talk to Patterson. We had an even longer, more freewheeling conversation two Sundays ago than when I interviewed him for DCist in May of 2008. Though the Examiner piece was focused on Murdering Oscar, his new-but-not-really “solo” album, we talked a lot about upcoming DBT projects, too. I hope I’ll be able to get that material out sometime soon.
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