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Hot Ticket: Tim and Eric & Dr. Steve Brule @ Lincoln Theatre, 10/9

Tim and Eric @ Dr. Steve Brule Live @ Lincoln Theatre 10/9

Tim and Eric @ Dr. Steve Brule Live @ Lincoln Theatre 10/9

If you’ve caught the Adult Swim programming late night on the Cartoon Network anytime in the last 10 years, you’ve likely encountered surrealist comedy duo Tim and Eric (born Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim).

The two have a new show coming up on the Cartoon Network with Tim and Eric’s Bedtime Stories, and their well-regarded last show, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, spun off Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule (portrayed by John C. Reilly).

This Thursday, Oct. 9, the Lincoln Theatre hosts two live performances by Tim and Eric AND Dr. Steve Brule—at 7pm and 10pm! The comedy concert promises to bring elements of their television programming to a live venue as Dr. Steve Brule “discovers and shares bits of great knowledge about all areas of life,” in a manner similar to his television show.

The Los Angeles Times gave the stage show a positive review when it hit the west coast last month, as Randall Roberts described some of it:

For their part, the characters played by Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, the comedy team whose cockeyed sketch series “Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!” birthed the cult of Brule, were just as busy and equally disconcerting. As unprepared but confident “improvisers,” the pair set the tone early by utterly failing at improv — with Heidecker shushing and berating the crowd for ruining his focus.

Tim and Eric AND Dr. Steve Brule 2014 Tour
Lincoln Theatre
Doors @7pm

Tim and Eric AND Dr. Steve Brule 2014 Tour
Lincoln Theatre
Doors @10pm

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We Love Music: Morrissey, Interrupted

Wednesday morning update: Morrissey announced the cancellation of the entire tour on Tuesday evening.

“It is with great sadness that the remainder of the U.S. Tour has been cancelled. The respiratory infection Morrissey contracted in Miami has worsened, and in the interest of making a full recovery, all further touring plans have been halted. Morrissey thanks his fans for their compassion, understanding, and well-wishes during this difficult period as he recuperates,” according to a statement on his official Facebook page.

Get well soon, Morrissey!

As every Morrissey fan undoubtedly already has heard, the Man from Manchester has rescheduled tonight’s performance in Baltimore and tomorrow’s performance in DC for dates two weeks later.

In a statement late Monday, I.M.P. Productions, which is supporting both shows, said, “At the advice of Morrissey’s medical team, Baltimore at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall is now rescheduled for June 24 and The Lincoln Theatre in Washington, DC, is rescheduled for June 25. All tickets previously purchased will be honored for the new dates.”

Shortly before the cancellation announcement, I.M.P. announced the availability of more tickets for the previously sold-out Baltimore show. As of this moment, there are still tickets remaining for that show on Tuesday, June 24. It’s definitely worth considering, as refunds will be made available if Moz cancels the date.

The show at the Lincoln Theatre also had been sold out, but the rescheduling apparently has freed up tickets as refunds are issued for those who cannot make the new date. So if you were thinking of going to see Morrissey at the Lincoln on Wednesday, June 25 (and even do so in a general admission show), now also is your chance!

Moz of course is promoting his new album, World Peace Is None of Your Business, on this tour. Above he appears in a promo with Pamela Anderson for the album.

In an apparently unrelated development, opening act Kristeen Young has left the tour. Morrissey performed in Boston on Saturday, June 7, without an opener.

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
Baltimore, Md.
Tuesday, June 24
Doors @7pm
All ages

The Lincoln Theatre
Wednesday, June 25
Doors @6:30pm
All ages

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Hot Ticket: Peter Frampton @ Lincoln Theatre, 7/8/14

Deep Purple In Concert“Ooh baby, I love your way, everyday
I wanna tell you I love your way, every way
I wanna be with you night and day, ooh yeah”

Everybody over 30 likely recognizes the lyrics to “Baby, I Love Your Way,” arguably the biggest hit from English guitar hero Peter Frampton.

And arguably, Frampton will play this classic, which itself turns 40 years old next year, when he comes to town on July 8 to perform at the Lincoln Theatre in DC!

Here’s a live rendition of it from a relatively recent performance at a radio station:

A glance at recent setlists by Frampton reveal that he plays his own classics as well as occasionally some surprising covers, like “Black Hole Sun” by Soundgarden? And “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” by the Beatles.

Those of us who have the young Frampton (circa his hit live album, Frampton Comes Alive!) stuck in our heads may recall that he has an association with the Beatles through his performance with the Bee Gees in Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

It’s on avaialable on Netflix and for rent on YouTube (through UniversalMovies) if you’re looking for something to completely distract yourself late, late at night sometime. :)

Peter Frampton
The Lincoln Theatre
Tuesday, July 8
doors @6:30pm
$55-$75 and VIP $175
All ages

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Q&A with Steve Hackett (performing @Lincoln Theatre, 3/26/14)

Steve Hackett live color publicity photo credit www.iconphoto.chSteve Hackett, formerly of Genesis, is one of the world’s greatest guitar players. And he’s bringing the classic Genesis catalog to a tour of the United States starting with a show in DC at the Lincoln Theatre in a little over a week on Wednesday, March 26. We Love DC had the remarkable opportunity to chat with Hackett about the show, what else the future may hold for him and his advice for young guitarists! We also couldn’t resist asking a bit about Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins, his old bandmates in Genesis (with whom he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010).

Mickey McCarter: I’m excited to see you’re coming to DC next week. Can you tell us a little bit about the show? What can we expect?

Steve Hackett: It’s a show of Genesis music that was written between ’71 and ’77. It’s classic Genesis. I’m doing exclusively Genesis music on that show. We have a six-piece band.

It hails from the era when we worked as a five-piece and we had five different writers — Peter Gabriel, myself, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins. I’m highlighting the era when the band was at its most creative, I think.

I took this show last year on the road and it took off in such a big way. We ended up doing a show in London and we have a DVD from that which is just finished.

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Hot Ticket: Steve Hackett: Genesis Revisited @ Lincoln Theatre, 3/26/14

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Steve Hackett first revisited material by the prog-rock band Genesis in a 1996 album of reworked songs by the band. And in 2012, he did it again, recording lush guitar solos with various guest singers who reinterpreted selections from the six classic studio albums Hackett made with the band.

Hackett is taking Genesis Revisited II on the road starting with a date in D.C. on Wednesday, March 26 at the Lincoln Theatre.

It’s a rare stateside opportunity to see a guitar master in his element, playing the songs that put him on the map. After all, he’s likely to revisit guitar classics like “Horizons” (from Foxtrot) and “Dancing with the Moonlit Knight” (from Selling England by the Pound).

According to his Wikipedia entry, Hackett refined several guitar techniques for the age of classic rock, introducing tapping and sweep picking to a new genre of songs. The end result sounds great on the recordings, which manage to capture a bold mystic and occasionally romantic sound. But let’s not put our stock in critics and recordings. Let’s go see the man himself and hear him live.

Steve Hackett: Genesis Revisited
The Lincoln Theatre
Wednesday, March 26
doors @7pm
All ages

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Hot Ticket: Lauryn Hill @ Lincoln Theatre, 2/9/14

Killing you softly with her song, Lauryn Hill visited the 9:30 Club in December and sold out the place! Now she’s returning for a seated show at the Lincoln Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 9.

Many still remember Hill best for the lead vocals on the 1996 cover of Roberta Flack’s “Killing Me Softly” by the Fugees. She loomed large in the public eye in 1998 with the release of her only solo album to date, the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. That album alone earned her 10 Grammy nominations, of which she won five (including Album of the Year).

Her recent burst of activity comes at a time of revitalization for the singer, as she has new material with songs like “Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)” and “Consumerism.”

The Washington Post highly praised Hill’s 9:30 Club appearance, calling her connected and engaged. “Once L Boogie took the stage, she kicked off her shoes, showered the audience with compliments (‘You’re great, if no one told you today!’) and worked some of her best-known material into beautifully complex arrangements without erasing their most beloved elements. Best of all, her voice sounded rich and strong,” wrote Sarah Godfrey.

She seems like she’s on a roll. Check her out when she returns to play the Lincoln Theatre on Feb. 9

Lauryn Hill
Lincoln Theatre
Sunday, Feb. 9
Doors @8pm
All ages

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Lincoln Theatre To Screen Documentary “Marching Band” on Feb. 20

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This Saturday, February 20, at 6pm, the Lincoln Theatre will host a FREE, one-time screening of Marching Band, a documentary that captures the spirit of the 2008 Presidential election through the young and talented students of the University of Virginia and Virginia State marching bands.

While the film centers around the Obama campaign, politics is not the focal point. The film really tells the story of these two collegiate marching bands, the kids who love playing music and marching, and their experiences of the change facing their country and themselves. Continue reading

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The “New” Ford’s Theatre Museum

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Last night, Ford’s Theatre re-opened its museum after nearly two years of extensive renovation. The result is a transformed space that magnificently shows off the National Park Service and Ford’s Theater Society’s remarkable collection of artifacts of President Lincoln and the events surrounding his assassination on April 14, 1865.

The museum now tells the story of Lincoln from his arrival in Washington in 1861 through the Civil War and the sudden end of his life. Lauren Beyea, the museum’s publicist, explained that they “tried to create a greater sense of the context of what Lincoln’s life was like when he was in Washington. The city doesn’t have anything like that – we have monuments and things that are in tribute to him scattered around the District. But being Ford’s Theatre and storytellers ourselves, we thought it would be a great opportunity to really embrace the history that surrounds this place as well as Lincoln himself.”

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