- Local rock group Beauty Pill will complete its Immersive Ideal project next month at Artisphere when the band returns to the Arlington cultural center to celebrate the completion of the album it recorded there over the summer. From Jan. 7-22, visitors will be able to listen to Beauty Pill’s album and take part in an installation that “will feature a user-interactive, monome-controlled array of photographs from the recording sessions,” while listening to the album, which will be exclusive to the exhibition.
- Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are picking up the tab for the funeral of late blues guitar great Hubert Sumlin.
- Coldplay ’s “Mylo Xyloto” tour will bring the band to D.C.’s Verizon Center on July 8. Tickets go on sale next Saturday, Dec. 17.
- It turns out Forever 21 will sell their version of a Flipper t-shirt made to look like the one Kurt Cobain wore during the height of Nirvana-mania. Christmas is saved for your 15-year-old grunge nephew!
- Over on The Root, Natalie Hopkinson explains why she's shutting off local hip-hop stations WPGC and WKYS in her home.
- New York DJ Jonathan Toubin is in critical condition after a freak accident in which he was run over by a taxi that crashed into his ground floor hotel room in Portland, Ore. Toubin is best known for his New York Night Train parties, which he has brought to D.C. for many sweat-filled nights.
- In today’s Weekend section, young Mexican singer-songwriter Ximena Sarinana is profiled before her performance at Rams Head Tavern on Saturday. Also reviewed are albums by: young, promising local star Chelsea Lee (at Jammin’ Java on Wednesday); country star Rodney Atkins (at Patriot Center on Saturday); banjo hotshot Noam Pikelny (at Iota on Sunday); local indie rock stalwarts the Jet Age (at Comet Ping Pong tonight); and vintage British blues-rockers Savoy Brown (at Rams Head Tavern tonight).
Watch: Ty Segall, “Where Your Head Goes”