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Organ Donor: “To mark the 40th anniversary of the Kennedy Center and the 80th anniversary of the National Symphony Orchestra, center chairman David M. Rubenstein is donating a new organ to the Concert hall,” reports Arts Post. So, that’s what you do when you get rich in the performing arts world.
Cowbell, Etc.: David Malitz reviews The Rapture for Click Track; ruminates a bit on what it means to be U Street Music Hall: “The Rapture can be viewed as a crucial building block of the aesthetic that helped shape U Hall and the current dance-happy indie rock world, one in which disco beats and searing guitars are treated as equals.”
Yes! I Am a Long Way from Home: Mogwai is postponing the postponement of several scheduled East Coast dates. The devastatingly loud Scottish band (this blogger saw them in 2009, and couldn’t hear properly for a week afterward) was supposed to bring the drone to venues including 9:30 Club a few months ago, but had to scrap the tour due to visa problems. Pitchfork says Mogwai is axing the dates yet again.
Yesterday on Arts Desk: (e)merge just happened, but it’s already on again! Wilco at Merriweather Post Pavilion, in photos! Details on Joe Barber‘s memorial service and funeral.