"Art Beat" with Sabri Ben-Achour - Tuesday, August 24, 2010
(August 24) RODRIGO Y GABRIELA Rodrigo y Gabriela paid their dues as heavy metal musicians in Mexico City. After that scene was played out, they unplugged and carved out a niche-fusing the guitar noodling of Metallica and Zeppelin with fast-paced flamenco.They rock Wolf Trap with Xavier Rudd tonight at 8.
(August 25) UKELADIES
There’ll be strumming on a smaller scale at the Strathmore in North Bethesda tomorrow evening. Uke Fest 2010 brings a coterie of Ukeladies together for a free night of dulcet tones that channels the 4-stringed instrument’s island origins but transcends the uke-usual. Audience members are invited show up early with their own axes for a strum-along at 6.
(August 25-September 12) FAMILY TIME
And Columbia, Maryland’s Rep Stage opens its season with Graham Greene’s Travels With My Aunt tomorrow night. Four actors earn their salt playing 25 characters in the comedic tale of a 55-year-old bank clerk who accompanies his flamboyant Aunt on a series of transformative journeys.
(background music: AIR - Ce Matin La)