Police say three musicians, two from an Iranian-American indie rock group, were shot and killed early Monday and a fourth person was wounded in the East Williamsburg area of Brooklyn, New York. The alleged assailant, who took his own life, was also a musician, they said.
Originally published on Tue November 12, 2013 2:19 pm
As often as we can, your tech team is focusing our reporting into themes over the course of a week, and this week, we're all about the sharing economy, or collaborative consumption. (Check out the series page where we'll archive all the stories from the week.)
A cross adorned with a poppy was among the ways Harold Percival was remembered Monday. Poppies have been a symbol of remembrance for veterans since <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/11/11/142235639/we-pause-for-veterans-day-to-reread-in-flanders-fields">the poem <em>In Flanders Fields</em> was written in 1915</a> by a Canadian military doctor.
Lobbyists for Citigroup, one of the country's largest banks, offered lawmakers draft language for a bill that was obtained by <em>New York Times</em> and <em>Mother Jones</em> reporters. And 70 of the 85 lines in the final House bill reflected Citigroup's recommendations.
A remarkably illustrated setlist for musician Dan Wilson.
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Coco Rosie at the 9:30 Club (Washington, D.C.), Jan. 29, 2005. They followed Tilly And The Wall in our first live concert webcast.
The Flaming Lips at The Belmont (South by Southwest Festival - Austin, TX), Mar. 14, 2013.
Lou Reed at the 9:30 Club (Washington, D.C.), Apr. 23, 2008.
Metric at the 9:30 Club (Washington, D.C.), Jun. 18, 2009.
Nickel Creek at the 9:30 Club (Washington, D.C.), Nov. 2, 2007.
Olivia Tremor Control at the Bottom Lounge (Chicago, IL), Oct. 27, 2008.
Spoon at the 9:30 Club (Washington, D.C.), Oct. 23, 2007.
St. Vincent at the 9:30 Club (Washington, D.C.), Nov. 1, 2011.
Tilly And The Wall at the 9:30 Club (Washington, D.C.), Jan. 29, 2005. This one, scribbled on a paper plate, was from the very first live webcast we ever did.
Tim Kasher at the Rock and Roll Hotel (Washington, D.C.), Nov. 5, 2013.
Wilco at the Tiny Desk, Oct. 17, 2011.
<p>Brand New at the Live Music Hall (Köln, Germany), Feb. 1, 2007.</p><p>Check out this massive setlist collection <a href="https://www.facebook.com/strassencowboy/media_set?set=a.749086685118009.1073741827.100000500527399&type=3" target="_blank">on reader Olf Spleen's Facebook album</a>.</p>
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Bon Iver at the Wilbur Theatre (Boston, MA), Dec. 12, 2008.<br /><em><br />"Got it from the sound guy. Bri?" - @kevinmccaul</em>
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<p>Yeah Yeah Yeahs at the House of Blues (Boston, MA), May 12, 2003.</p><p><em>"Waited years to see them, my favorite band, and had to fight off some drunk girl as she tried to grab it from me. Snagged some Y confetti as well just for fun." </em>- ssophia</p><p></p>
<p>The Lone Bellow at Kean University's Enlow Hall (Union, NJ), Oct. 19, 2013.</p><p><em>"Got to meet them after the show and they signed the set list. Most people asked for [a] CD or Vinyl or poster to be signed, but when they saw I snagged a set list, they all lit up. Like they were thinking, 'Someone cared enough to take our set list, we made it.'" </em>- M00nmaster</p>
<p>Wolf Parade at The Warsaw (Brooklyn, NY), Aug. 19, 2007.</p><p><em>"Love the nicknames (for the songs)."</em> - @kevinmccaul</p>
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<p>Randy Newman at the Sheldon Concert Hall (St. Louis, MO), May 4, 2008.</p><p></p>
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<p>Ra Ra Riot at Funk 'n Waffles (Syracuse, NY), Mar. 4, 2008.</p><p><em>"They apparently recycled the setlist from their 3/2/08 show."</em> - Travis B.</p><p></p>
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<p>Sufjan Stevens at the Beachland Ballroom ("Surfjohn Stevens' Christmas Sing-A-Long Tour" - Cleveland, OH), Dec. 16, 2012.</p><p></p>
<p>Left: Morrissey at The Fillmore (San Francisco, CA), Sept. 26, 2007.<br />Right: Johnny Marr at The Fillmore, Nov. 1, 2013.</p><p><em>"I'm very lucky. I work at a music venue, so I get setlists often (but only for bands I really love!)." </em>-Dina Marie</p>
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<p>Devenda Banhart at the Bowery Ballroom (New York City, NY), Oct. 28, 2012.</p><p><em>"[He] opened for Swans </em><em>on the eve of Hurricane Sandy."</em> - @oh_starship</p>
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<p>Dan Wilson at Joe's Pub (New York City, NY), Nov. 7, 2013.</p><p><em>"I'm usually going home with set lists to use as a reference for writing up concerts ... but I was recently impressed [that] Jagwar Ma had none (it was just in their heads!) Plus, now many bands are using laptops or iPads for this purpose ... I worry this is going to be a lost art/souvenir." </em>- Anonymous</p>
<p>Derek Trucks Band at The Vogue (Indianapolis, IN), Sept. 8, 2008.</p><p><em>"Handwritten on a printer's test page." </em>- @cyrilwood</p><p></p>
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The Avett Brothers at UIC Pavilion (Chicago, IL), Apr. 25, 2011.
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Jason Bartell, a guitarist in Fang Island, collects set lists from bands the group tours with, and makes them into charcoal drawings. This is a drawing for a setlist from the band Like Pioneers.
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Mazzy Star at Greenstreet's (Columbia, SC), 1990.
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Neutral Milk Hotel's first live show in 15 years; at Space 2640 (Baltimore, Maryland), Oct. 11, 2013.
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<p>Beach House at the Variety Playhouse (Atlanta, GA), Sept. 16, 2012.</p><p><em>"[The] setlist [was] split four ways, all of them signed [by the band]."</em> -@kevfbrownn</p>
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<p>City and Colour at Passionkirche (Berlin, Germany), Jan. 4, 2008.</p><p>Check out reader Olf Spleen's massive setlist collection <a href="https://www.facebook.com/strassencowboy/media_set?set=a.749086685118009.1073741827.100000500527399&type=3" target="_blank">on his Facebook album</a>.</p>
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<p>Broken Social Scene at the Aspen Spring Jam 2011 (Aspen, CO), Mar. 18, 2011.</p><p><em>"Amazing show, but most of the family vacationers had no clue who they were." </em>- @shelosaurus</p>
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<p>Superchunk at City Plaza (Hopscotch Music Festival - Raleigh, NC), Sept. 10, 2011</p><p></p>
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<p>The Lumineers at the Magic Bag (Ferndale, MI), Jun. 9, 2012.</p><p><em>"Before they were headlining festivals, [The Lumineers'] Neyla Pekarek gave me this handwritten setlist." </em>- @taylorhornecker</p>
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<p><em></em>Ben Folds at the University of Chicago's Mandel Hall (Chicago, IL), Mar. 1, 2008.</p><p><em>"First song they play? NOT EVEN ON THE THING. I had to write it on. Hence all the crazy numbering on the side. Nothing was in order."</em> - Allison S.</p>
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<p>Arcade Fire at the Troubadour (Hollywood, CA), Jan. 16, 2005.</p><p><em>"It was a performance that could be described as life-changing without being hyperbolic, and I wanted a souvenir to commemorate the occasion, and have been collecting ever since."</em> - Frank Mojica</p>
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Elliott Smith at the Sapphire Supper Club (Orlando, FL), Mar. 15, 1999.
<p>Soundgarden at the Newport Music Hall (Columbus, OH), Mar. 14, 1990.</p><p><em></em><em>"They were the first band of the night. Second band was Faith No More and Voi Vod was the headliner. Tickets were $12.50. Seems like last week."</em> - Ryan Hamler</p>
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Bright Eyes at 9:30 Club (Washington, D.C.), Jan. 29, 2005. This was the headliner for our first-ever live concert webcast.
Originally published on Fri November 15, 2013 1:33 pm
Earlier this week we asked you to submit photos of the setlists you've collected over the years. We got a lot of amazing pics. Some, such as the Elliott Smith setlist from 1999, felt like rare treasures. We've added some of our favorites to the gallery below. Click the info icon or mouse over the images for captions and explanations for each one.
The botched start of HealthCare.gov is just the latest big federal tech system to fail at launch, but information technology research group Standish found that during the last decade, 94 percent of the large-scale federal IT projects have been similarly unsuccessful.
This Veterans Day, considers these lines from the preface to Fire And Forget, a collection of short stories by veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan:
On the one hand, we want to remind you ... of what happened ... and insist you recollect those men and women who fought, bled, and died in dangerous and far-away places. On the other hand, there's nothing most of us would rather do than leave these wars behind. No matter what we do next, the soft tension of the trigger pull is something we'll carry with us forever.
State Sen. Mark Obenshain speaks at the Virginia Republican convention in Richmond on May 18. He currently holds a 17-vote lead over Democratic state Sen. Mark Herring in the state's attorney general election.
Originally published on Mon November 11, 2013 2:06 pm
There's still one election yet to be decided from last Tuesday: the Virginia attorney general's race.
The latest figures released Sunday night show it's about as close as it gets: Republican state Sen. Mark Obenshain leads Democratic state Sen. Mark Herring by just 17 votes out of more than 2.2 million cast.