5 Acts: August 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010



Marco Mahler


The Kissaway Trail

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Blackbird Blackbird


Foxes In Fiction

Glass Vaults

Candy Claws

Monday, August 23, 2010

Teen Daze





Saturday, August 07, 2010

CD giveaway:
Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants

Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants will be playing DC9 on Monday night. If you'd like to try to win a copy of the self-titled CD, email me at 5actsblog at gmail dot com with the subject "Get Along." Contest ends on Monday night at 9pm ET.

Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants on MySpace

Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants on The Hype Machine

Friday, August 06, 2010

Dream Boat

Arthur And Martha



Jaguar Love

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Wallpaper at U Street Music Hall

Wallpaper at U Street Music Hall - Tuesday, August 10 - Tickets $8

A B & The Sea cover Katy Perry

This news is a few days old, but I still think it's worthy to mention. For whatever reason, A B & The Sea decided it was a good idea to cover KP's "California Gurls" and even mix some Beach Boys into it. Check it out below.

A B & The Sea - California Gurls

A B & The Sea on MySpace

A B & The Sea on The Hype Machine

Florence + The Machine: VMAs Nominee

Florence + The Machine's stunning video for "Dog Days Are Over" has been nominated for a multiple VMAs, including Video of the Year, Best Rock Video, Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography. The last two are up to MTV judges, but fans are able to vote for Best Rock Video and Video of the Year until Tuesday, August 24. Do it now, fans!

"Florence + The Machine on MySpace

Florence + The Machine on The Hype Machine

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Dominant Legs

Men Among Animals

The Dogs

The Sleeping Sea


Tuesday, August 03, 2010

signed album giveaway: Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright is currently touring to support his latest album and will be coming close to DC this Saturday (08/07/2010) - at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda. To celebrate, I've got one signed copy of All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu. If you'd like a shot at winning it, e-mail me with the subject "Lulu" at 5actsblog at gmail dot com. Contest ends Friday (08/06/2010) at 5pm ET.

Tour Dates:
08/04 - Mann Center for the Performing Arts - Philadelphia, PA
08/06 - The Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT
08/07 - Music Center at Strathmore - North Bethesda, MD
08/08 - Carnegie Music Hall - Pittsburgh, PA
08/10 - Pabst Theatre - Milwaukee, WI
08/11 - Orchestra Hall - Minneapolis, MN
08/13 - Bank of America Theatre - Chicago, IL
08/15 - The Midland by AMC - Kansas City, MO
08/17 - Paramount Theatre - Denver, CO
08/20 - The Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
08/21 - Fox Theater - Oakland, CA
08/22 - Uptown Theatre Napa - Napa, CA
08/23 - The Mountain Winery - Saratoga, CA
08/25 - Paramount Theater - Seattle, WA

Monday, August 02, 2010


Boy Eats Drum Machine

Chew Lips

John & Jehn

Dial M For Murder!

Sunday, August 01, 2010

ticket giveaway: Hey Marseilles
at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue

Seattle supergroup Hey Marseilles will be playing at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue here in DC on Wednesday evening (08/04/2010) with local favorite Vandaveer. What a great venue for this pairing! If you'd like to win a pair of tickets, e-mail me by 2pm ET on Wednesday at 5actsblog at gmail dot com with the subject "To Travels And Trunks."

Hey Marseilles on MySpace

Hey Marseilles on The Hype Machine