Monday, August 31, 2009
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The original 3-day ticket for Woodstock 69
photo by Amy Willard
This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of a music milestone, Woodstock. The 3-day peace, love, and music festival first took place in 1969 in Bethel, New York. This monumental event featured music legends: Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, and the Grateful Dead.
The massive crowds, over 200,000 attendees, led to infamous traffic jams, and poor sanitation conditions, making Woodstock '69 one unforgettable experience. The revolution of Woodstock would continue in 1979, 1989, and 1994 before finally being shut down after the chaos of Woodstock 1999.
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By Ben Cantlupe
On Friday, July 24th, security at the 9:30 club in DC was tight. All bags were being checked, and all persons were being patted down. A line was forming around the block, promising a full capacity show, and no one was taking chances on the night that former members of the rap super-group Wu-Tang Clan were rolling into town. The night’s performance was part of the Footprint in Hip-Hop Tour, consisting of opening act Duo Live (pronounced ‘liv’), lyrical master and former Wu-Tang member Ghostface Killah, and headlining superstars Redman and Methodman (also former Wu-Tang member). The show was like a time warp back into the 1990s, when the hip-hop culture was ruled by big shirts and low pants, thick beats and hardcore rap. All of the performers reiterated the theme of ‘real hip-hop’ vs. ‘today’s hip-hop’ during their sets, and from the audience response they were most definitely preaching to the choir.Duo Live was first to take the stage, and they did so with confidence and good humor, considering they seemed relatively unknown to the crowd. DJ Sid V manned his turntables on a platform at the back of the stage, and MC Fre took to the front, accompanied by a woman in a wife beater and bright yellow pants. Her name is Chloe and she was announced as the first hype-girl in the game
By Ben Cantlupe
This summer, RX Bandits and Dredg are touring the US together, promoting their recent album releases. Texas based Zechs Marquise jumped on the tour for a couple weeks, and will be parting ways to tour on their own during August. On Tuesday, July 28th, the three groups performed at Recher Theatre in Towson, MD.Zechs Marquise was first to take the stage. Their first official studio release, called Our Delicate Stranded Nightmare, dropped in spring of 2008 and has since been picking up speed in sales and reviews. The group’s live performance stretched the songs...