― Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Tuesday, 10 February 2004 21:19 (12 years ago) Permalink
The only electronic night i have ever been to is called Matter and it is held at the Blue Room on 18th street. I am not sure if it still exists, as i havent seen it listed for a while. The Djs played a lot of techno, including all the requisite hip german stuff, but whenever i went, there were 20 people there, and everything was being played at lounge volumes. it was a bit sad really, though the bar has a good beer selection.
― Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Tuesday, 10 February 2004 21:26 (12 years ago) Permalink
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― Debito (Debito), Wednesday, 11 February 2004 04:32 (12 years ago) Permalink
SALT (listed first, because it's my night, dammit)synthfunk, indiepop, dancehall, grime, electropunk, hip hop, industrial, hitsDJ's Sad and Lonely1st Wednesday monthlyCafe Saint-Ex
<>indiedisco and beyondDJ Will Eastmangenerally 3rd Saturday monthlythe Black Cat Confusiondisco, new wave, funk, postpunk, hiphopDJ's Serpico, William Alberque, Cullen Stalin, Sadgenerally 4th Saturday monthlythe Black CatYellow Feverreggae, groove, soul, hip-hop, dubDJ's Yellow FeverTuesdays biweeklyCafe Saint-ExSpilt Milkrock, disco, funk, mod, punk, soulTuesdays biweeklyRedBlowoffindie house?DJ's Bob Mould and Richard MorelSaturdays9:30 ClubTaking the Pissjingle-jangle indie pop & psychedelicoccasional FridaysMarx CafeWe Fought the Big OneUK post punk, shoegaze, guitar pop, indie danceDJ's Brandon Grover and Rick Taylor1st Friday monthlyMarx CafeThe Wag60's garage soul & trashDJ Mark Zimin1st Saturday monthlythe Black CatThe Mousetrapbrit pop, indieDJ Mark Zimingenerally 2nd Saturday monthlythe Black CatColdcoldwave, darkwave2nd Sunday monthlythe Blue RoomAtmospherepost punk, UK indie, dream pop3rd Sunday monthlythe Blue RoomThe Melting Poteverything, 1964-1980DJ Neville Chamberlain Thursday biweeklyCafe Saint-ExUH-HUH!rock and rollDJ JohnnySundaysCafe Saint-ExGroovesoul, mod, garageDJ Beat Neat-OThursdays biweeklyCafe Saint-ExI'll work on a whole separate list of the club/hip hop/EDM events...― Brian Miller, Wednesday, 11 February 2004 14:55 (12 years ago) Permalink
Confusiondisco, new wave, funk, postpunk, hiphopDJ's Serpico, William Alberque, Cullen Stalin, Sadgenerally 4th Saturday monthlythe Black Cat
Yellow Feverreggae, groove, soul, hip-hop, dubDJ's Yellow FeverTuesdays biweeklyCafe Saint-Ex
Spilt Milkrock, disco, funk, mod, punk, soulTuesdays biweeklyRed
Blowoffindie house?DJ's Bob Mould and Richard MorelSaturdays9:30 Club
Taking the Pissjingle-jangle indie pop & psychedelicoccasional FridaysMarx Cafe
We Fought the Big OneUK post punk, shoegaze, guitar pop, indie danceDJ's Brandon Grover and Rick Taylor1st Friday monthlyMarx Cafe
The Wag60's garage soul & trashDJ Mark Zimin1st Saturday monthlythe Black Cat
The Mousetrapbrit pop, indieDJ Mark Zimingenerally 2nd Saturday monthlythe Black Cat
Coldcoldwave, darkwave2nd Sunday monthlythe Blue Room
Atmospherepost punk, UK indie, dream pop3rd Sunday monthlythe Blue Room
The Melting Poteverything, 1964-1980DJ Neville Chamberlain Thursday biweeklyCafe Saint-Ex
UH-HUH!rock and rollDJ JohnnySundaysCafe Saint-Ex
Groovesoul, mod, garageDJ Beat Neat-OThursdays biweeklyCafe Saint-Ex
I'll work on a whole separate list of the club/hip hop/EDM events...
― Brian Miller, Wednesday, 11 February 2004 14:55 (12 years ago) Permalink
24 Hour Access: 24 Hour Psycho
February 28, 2004 at 5:30 p.m. A first for the Hirshhorn---the Museum will open the Douglas Gordon exhibition for twenty-four consecutive hours. 24 Hour Psycho (1993), the artist's video installation that stretches the Hitchcock classic into a twenty-four-hour experience, is the inspiration for this all-night happening. Launch the leap year with this unique, drop-in event, which will also include music, gallery discussions, and a "Meet the Artist" interview with Douglas Gordon conducted by Hirshhorn Director of Art and Programs and Chief Curator Kerry Brougher on Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Ring Auditorium. "24 Hour Access: 24 Hour Psycho" is made possible through the generosity of Aaron and Barbara Levine. http://hirshhorn.si.edu The following music (presented by Signal 66) will be played:5:30 ˆ 7:00pm DJ Sandwich Man7:00 ˆ 8:00pm Band Chessie8:00 ˆ 8:30pm DJ Debut8:30 ˆ 9:15pm Band The Hipnotix9:15 ˆ 9:45pm DJ Beat Neat-o of Groove9:45 ˆ 10:30pm Band Rose10:30 ˆ 11:00pm DJ Neville Chamberlain11:00 ˆ 11:45pm Band The Phobes11:45 ˆ 12:15am DJ Neville Chamberlain12:15 ˆ 1:00am Band Sounds of Kaleidoscope1:00 ˆ 1:30am DJ Happy Family1:30 ˆ 2:15am Band Sons of Disobedience2:15 ˆ 2:45am DJ Neville Chamberlain (tentative)2:45 ˆ 3:30am Band Gully Jimson
― Brian Miller, Wednesday, 11 February 2004 14:57 (12 years ago) Permalink
Habib Koite from Mali at the National Geographic GrosvenorHall--Habib's got a nice live cd out--He trys to meld styles fromdifferent parts of Mali, and while he's not a big fave of mine he'sdefinately not bad
Bobby Sanabria & Quarteto Ache at the K. Ctr. Eisenhower Theater--Awonderful percussionist, bandleader, and sideman (not to mention acollege professor) who is very charismatic and entertaining with his band
Los Hombres Calientes from New Orleans at the Clarice Smith Center-Aninteresting bunch from New Orleans who blend that city's jazz withflavors from throughout the Caribbean. I believe WPFW's Jim Byers ishosting and leading a chat with them as well.
Muzsikas at the Freer-Hungarian vocal combo________________________________________________________________ Sat. 2-14
Sanchez and Richie Stephens at the Crossroads-Jamaican lovers rock for Valentines Day_________________________________________________Sun. 2-15
Haj Youness, Casablanca, Moroccan oud player and the Voice of WisdomOrchestra at 2 p.m. at the Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley CenterLecture Hall
La India and Sonora Caruseles at the Washington Hilton, 1919Connecticut Ave. NW salsa__________________________________Tues. 2-17
Peru Negro at the Kenn. Ctr- Excellent Afro-Peruvian veteran combo--ifyou like Eva Aylon or Susanna Baca this outfit's blend of soaringmelodies, strumming, and funky drumming (on instruments includingwooden boxes and donkey jawbones) will be up your alley__________________________________Other cool stuff:2-11-Super Furry Animalsfrom Wales at 930;2-12( & 2-13) jazz singer Jane Monheit at theBirchmere; 2-13-Atmosphere at 930;2-14 Black Dice at Ottobar;Jazzsinger Dee Dee Bridgewater at K. Ctr.;Carmaig De Forest at Roots Cafe;
To get on my DC African/Latin/World whatever events ocassional e-mail thing, contact me at email@example.com The above comes from that...
― Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Wednesday, 11 February 2004 16:05 (12 years ago) Permalink
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― Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Wednesday, 11 February 2004 20:08 (12 years ago) Permalink
― Brian Miller, Wednesday, 11 February 2004 21:08 (12 years ago) Permalink
Which reminds me...any news regarding a new location for the Metro Cafe?
― j.lu (j.lu), Wednesday, 11 February 2004 21:10 (12 years ago) Permalink
― Brian Miller, Wednesday, 11 February 2004 21:28 (12 years ago) Permalink
― Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Thursday, 12 February 2004 05:39 (12 years ago) Permalink
― Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Thursday, 12 February 2004 05:47 (12 years ago) Permalink
Dizzee's supposedly coming back for a bigger tour in the summer, but I'm not sure if he'll hit DC or not. I don't know of anything regarding Dear or Mayer, but if they came I imagine it would be at 5ive, unless it was a one-off somewhere else.
― Brian Miller, Thursday, 12 February 2004 14:49 (12 years ago) Permalink
― Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Thursday, 12 February 2004 14:59 (12 years ago) Permalink
What's odd it that it seems to be only the EDM scene that really tries to escape the city - the most successful go-go and indie artists are, if anything, too tied to DC.
Is it odd that the most interesting and boosterish electronic dance DJ in DC over the last year has been Bob Mould?
― Brian Miller, Thursday, 12 February 2004 15:33 (12 years ago) Permalink
― Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Thursday, 12 February 2004 15:39 (12 years ago) Permalink
― Brian Miller, Thursday, 12 February 2004 16:20 (12 years ago) Permalink
The DC go-go artists have seemingly given up on being national and international acts (go-go hasn't crossed over) although Chuck Brown gets flown to Japan periodically to play.
Dischord indie rockers are always playing worldwide but such gigs just never get much local press here. Q and Not U are also booked to play that big fest coming up in California over the summer(Coachatella or something). Black Eyes toured Europe awhile back.
― Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Thursday, 12 February 2004 17:19 (12 years ago) Permalink
― Brian Miller, Thursday, 12 February 2004 17:53 (12 years ago) Permalink
Why did they locate it in Georgetown? You can only make so much money from selling prog to white hats from GW. Better to be on U st with a big deep house section. They never seemed to have their shit together anyways. They cheated me out of $40 once but totally inadvertantly. I had my revenge during their clearance sale I guess.
As for Q and not U, I tried to see their last show at the Black Cat and ended up waiting in line for an hour by myself. As I was waiting, the show sold out. That is all. They need to play here more often.
― Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Thursday, 12 February 2004 18:55 (12 years ago) Permalink
I always wanted to check out the Grits & Gravy dj night at Bar Nun... Years ago I saw DC rappers Opus Okuben playing with a live band at the now defunct Metro Cafe. Wow, they were great. Now they just mostly play Europe, sometimes with Ny jazz guy Steve Coleman. They were at Black Cat around New Years Eve but I missed them.
― Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Friday, 13 February 2004 04:38 (12 years ago) Permalink
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― Brian Miller, Friday, 13 February 2004 22:59 (12 years ago) Permalink
― Michael Minnich, Wednesday, 18 February 2004 23:16 (12 years ago) Permalink
anyways, wednesday night P Brotzmann is playing with Hamid Drake and William Parker. Its at Twins on U st (btw 13th and 14th?) at 8pm.
― Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Monday, 1 March 2004 18:31 (12 years ago) Permalink
― Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Monday, 1 March 2004 19:40 (12 years ago) Permalink
― Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Monday, 1 March 2004 19:43 (12 years ago) Permalink
DC 9 is in the original Asylum space, I'm not sure what it was between then and now. Half the music I've heard played there has been great indie/hip hop/disco, the other half has been too much midrange compressed guitar and singers that sound like they're in beer commercials. Which is a better hit rate than most places, but the DJs seriously can't mix or sequence their tracks.
― Brian Miller, Monday, 1 March 2004 20:06 (12 years ago) Permalink
― Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Monday, 1 March 2004 23:32 (12 years ago) Permalink
List of EDM events is not so good. Seems like no place is doing well with regular nights and lineups are changing like crazy. And Cubik is filling the main room at Nation with the level of talent that would have played the front room at Buzz.
― Brian Miller, Tuesday, 2 March 2004 03:09 (12 years ago) Permalink
how long have you been in DC? what is the reason for the instability?
― Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Tuesday, 2 March 2004 03:47 (12 years ago) Permalink
― Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Tuesday, 2 March 2004 14:24 (12 years ago) Permalink
Is the below show which is at the Ottobar coming to DC?
Thursday March 25th DEFINITIVE JUX PRESENTS: Murs The Perceptionists (Feat. Mr. Lif, Akrobatik, DJ Fakts One) RJD2, C Rayz Walz Hangar 18, SA Smash and more Doorsat 8pm/ Show at 9pm- ALL AGES
― Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Tuesday, 2 March 2004 15:43 (12 years ago) Permalink
― Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Tuesday, 2 March 2004 15:46 (12 years ago) Permalink
― Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Tuesday, 2 March 2004 17:15 (12 years ago) Permalink
3 years! I want stuff NOW ;)
I've been complaining to friends for 2 or so years that I wish someone would book all of the Afropop and Latin acts that play for free in Central Park in NY each summer, in DC... So I'll have to form my own group to do this...
― Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Tuesday, 2 March 2004 18:53 (12 years ago) Permalink
There's the once.twice festival coming up in Baltimore next month-
April 15th - 17th, 2004Baltimore's 4th Annualonce.twice:festival of sound and video art feat.AKUFEN . DIMBIMAN . AGF . CHRISTOPHER WILLITS . DABRYE . SUE COSTABILE . MATTHEW DEAR .GHISLAIN POIRIER. NAUTICAL ALMANAC.JIMMY EDGAR MYLENA BERGERON . CAROLINE HAYEUR . SCOTT PAGANO + more TBA
once.twice also runs the occasional Treatment night at Sonar, the last one in November featured Magda and Sammy Dee.
― Brian Miller, Wednesday, 3 March 2004 20:22 (12 years ago) Permalink
― Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Thursday, 4 March 2004 04:26 (12 years ago) Permalink
― Brian Miller (Brian Miller), Thursday, 4 March 2004 06:53 (12 years ago) Permalink
On a different note, any musicians (d.j.'s?) who wanna perform for free outdoors or maybe at Carter Barron or other locations during the June 18-21st 2nd annual Fete de la Musique DC should call 202-724-5614 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . There will also be meetings at the DC Arts Commission, 410 8th St. NW , 5th Fl. on Mon. 3-15 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 and on Thurs. 3-18 from noon to 1.
I'm trying to encourage them to expand the musical horizons of this event...
― Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Thursday, 4 March 2004 16:52 (12 years ago) Permalink
Five is a great venue, nearly perfect, but the different promoters that do nights there only really book house, d+b, and reggae. There was the electroclash/breaks night there, too, but that's over and has turned into a retro night.
9:30 Club, as you mentioned, is a live music venue. They'll have the occasional DJ, but it always comes off as a bit out of place.
It costs a lot of money to run a club in DC due to the scarcity of suitable spaces. In a town with 8-foot ceilings in 95% of all buildings, there’s going to be a lot of competition for the remaining few with large open spaces. Permitting, safety codes, and accessibility standards are pretty tightly enforced, which means you have to sink a lot of money into a space before you can do anything with it. This goes for bars, dance clubs, live music clubs, and pretty much everything. And don't even get me started on ANC's and "voluntary agreements".
― Brian Miller (Brian Miller), Thursday, 4 March 2004 18:24 (12 years ago) Permalink
― Brian Miller (Brian Miller), Friday, 5 March 2004 00:56 (12 years ago) Permalink
"After over 4 years in business, the owners of Now! Music and Fashion have decided to close permanently, so we can move on and pursue other opportunities. We've had a blast talking to you about music, putting on instore performances, and participating in the local community. But the best thing about running a record store has been the opportunity to meet you. Many thanks to our loyal customers and friends we've made along the way.
We will be having a going-out-of-business sale beginning this weekend. All clothing and music (except consignments and bargain bin stuff) will be on sale for 30% off the regular price."
― Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Tuesday, 9 March 2004 05:45 (12 years ago) Permalink
So I don't think DC's gone utterly down the pan. Close, but not gone yet.
― paul c (paul c), Tuesday, 9 March 2004 15:42 (12 years ago) Permalink
― Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Tuesday, 9 March 2004 17:35 (12 years ago) Permalink
They're also stocking the Ellen Allien album and remixes, Coloma's Finery. I think I even saw that Damon Album demo double 10" there, too!
― paul c (paul c), Tuesday, 9 March 2004 17:40 (12 years ago) Permalink
Melody on Conn. Ave. is very underrated - I always thought they were better than DCCD for keeping up with current releases and pointing customers in the right direction. Good international and classical sections, too.
― Brian Miller (Brian Miller), Tuesday, 9 March 2004 18:27 (12 years ago) Permalink
Need to write up my mixed thoughts on Funk Parade sometime...what I like and what I don't like and what I wish for
― curmudgeon, Monday, 9 May 2016 15:07 (2 months ago) Permalink
x-post Shawn Brown of Dagnasty...
― curmudgeon, Monday, 9 May 2016 18:34 (2 months ago) Permalink
Will there be more Fort Reno drama this summer? Jack on Fire tweet states there's been no request for tapes (from groups that might want to perform). Website is still in 2015 mode. I think Amanda M. doesn't start on this until June though
― curmudgeon, Monday, May 2, 2016 10:35 AM (1 week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
It looks like Fort Reno is NOT happening this year. I for one am bummed.
― Diana Fire (j.lu), Friday, 13 May 2016 17:24 (2 months ago) Permalink
― dc, Friday, 13 May 2016 17:27 (2 months ago) Permalink
Amanda wouldn't respond to my email either. Saw her from a distance at the John Stabb tribute show. Shoulda tried to talk to her there.
Someone else should just apply.
― curmudgeon, Monday, 16 May 2016 14:03 (2 months ago) Permalink
It's been 4 years since Chuck Brown died, and in a first annual tribute, 9 go-go bands released new songs. Details here plus thoughts from Frank Scooby Sirius of Chuck Brown Band and Team Familiar, Sweet Cheire of Be'laDona and Chuck Brown Band, and Moe Shorter, mgr. of Junkyard Band
― curmudgeon, Monday, 16 May 2016 14:06 (2 months ago) Permalink
D. Floyd led Rare Essence for 20 years. He's been vocalizing and playing sax for Team Familiar for many years now. He talks about their band here
― curmudgeon, Monday, 16 May 2016 14:08 (2 months ago) Permalink
But MacKaye says Fort Reno fans have no reason to worry yet. “There is no story here,” she writes in a brief email to WAMU. “It would appear on the Internet that liberty has been taken to create a controversy where there is none. Things are just moving slower on my end.”
MacKaye still has time to submit a permit application for use of the Tenleytown park this summer, says a National Park Service spokesperson.
“She can submit the application at least 48 hours in advance of the proposed event,” the spokesperson says, though it’s wiser to apply earlier. She adds that MacKaye has been in touch with NPS permit office staff.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 17 May 2016 02:07 (2 months ago) Permalink
She still hasn't updated the Fort Reno website, or sent out a request for bands to send her music to be considered
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 17 May 2016 15:55 (2 months ago) Permalink
Also was the drummer for Tru Fax & the Insaniacs
― curmudgeon, Friday, 20 May 2016 15:42 (2 months ago) Permalink
and an anti-nuke activist
― curmudgeon, Friday, 20 May 2016 16:02 (2 months ago) Permalink
didn't make it to JLin or to Brandy Clark or I think there was another ogig this week I wanted to see.
― curmudgeon, Friday, 20 May 2016 16:38 (2 months ago) Permalink
brandy clark back (kinda) 6/4 for a "matinee" gig in annapolis
― dc, Friday, 20 May 2016 16:53 (2 months ago) Permalink
Fort Reno website finally updated. Shows in July. Bands can contact Amanda by May 31 if they want to participate http://www.fortreno.com/
Donations asked for also
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 21 May 2016 20:45 (2 months ago) Permalink
That was nice of Seth H from 930/IMP to visit Big Tony F of TroubleFunk in the hospital. Tony just had a kidney transplant and has been, happily it appears, posting pics of himself (and sometimes with visitors) on FB and Instagram
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 24 May 2016 16:32 (2 months ago) Permalink
Former New England Patriot Darryl Haley is bringing obscure local r'n'b and gospel groups & some rappers to the Washington Monument's Sylvan Theatre stage on the first and third Fridays. He will also be bringing acts to Carter Barron
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 24 May 2016 16:37 (2 months ago) Permalink
exhibit and special event at the U of MD Clarice Smith Center Friday night from 6 to 8:30 pm or so
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 26 May 2016 15:17 (2 months ago) Permalink
Matos on the early 90s DC techno and rave scene at WUST (before it became the 930) and Wilmer's Park-- a show with Moby. But hey, he describes WUST as "filthy." That's not how I remember it
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 26 May 2016 16:35 (2 months ago) Permalink
go-go bands keep making the rounds of the morning tv talk shows...Team Familiar was on News Channel 8 this morning
― curmudgeon, Friday, 27 May 2016 17:53 (1 month ago) Permalink
I don't think these djs have been on any morning tv shows lately...
ESL Sunday Memorial Day Edition with Francois K, Sam “The Man” Burns, The Metaphysical and Keenan Orr and Groovetop with Mkni, Hakob and Caspian at Eighteenth Street Lounge
Daylight Tenth Year Anniversary with DJ Divine at The 201 Bar
― curmudgeon, Monday, 30 May 2016 01:27 (1 month ago) Permalink
Old School go-go percussionist Hosea Williams will be inducting drummer Juju House into the Go-go Hall of Fame tonight on his internet Heartbeat Conga Hour radio show. This morning they were on the Fox 5 Morning tv show
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 31 May 2016 14:41 (1 month ago) Permalink
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 1 June 2016 15:49 (1 month ago) Permalink
They got themselves in a financial hole to start with the cost of refurbishing the theatre, and have struggled on many nights filling their big space. CLub owner vows to keep it going, even if its via reorganizing in bankruptcy.
They've had some nice r'n'b bookings. Plus I saw Nigerian Orlando Julius there (last-minute scheduled show with a small crowd)
― curmudgeon, Friday, 3 June 2016 13:48 (1 month ago) Permalink
b/w this and joe's, music is really strugglin in bethesda.
― dc, Friday, 3 June 2016 13:50 (1 month ago) Permalink
Montgomery County building rules red tape before opening you mean? Joe's, as in Joe's Record Paradise? Joe's is in Silver Spring and failed to realize how much red tape they would have to comply with before opening in a new locale.
Perhaps, Bethesda Blues and Jazz in refurbishing their classic old theatre also incurred similar such costs.
― curmudgeon, Friday, 3 June 2016 14:14 (1 month ago) Permalink
But yeah, there hasn't been much music in Bethesda since Twist & Shout and Psychedelly days way back when...
― curmudgeon, Friday, 3 June 2016 14:15 (1 month ago) Permalink
yeah meant moco
― dc, Friday, 3 June 2016 14:16 (1 month ago) Permalink
I attended two crowded gigs at Bethesda Blues n Jazz. I liked that they had some go-go bands open for r'n'b acts, and that they had old-time DC soul artists like Skip Mahoney and Eddie Jones there.
DC's indie-rock obsessed websites don't seem to care, since the club largely ignored that genre. No tweets or articles yet from any of them (although the news in new).
Trying to compete with Birchmere, Blues Alley, Hamilton and Howard Theatre for the pricey dinner and music audience alone, isn't easy(although Bethesda Blues also has general admission seats in the back without dinner and drink rules)
― curmudgeon, Friday, 3 June 2016 14:20 (1 month ago) Permalink
I know very little about choral music, but this DC based Latino one has for 25 years offered an eclectic repertoire. They're calling it quits after a Saturday night gig that will include a Calle 13 song.
― curmudgeon, Friday, 3 June 2016 17:32 (1 month ago) Permalink
Joe's Record Paradise still has not opened yet at new location. I think they sold some records in a room of the Record Exchange in Silver Spring this past weekend.
― curmudgeon, Monday, 6 June 2016 15:32 (1 month ago) Permalink
No further details re Bethesda Blues and Jazz club.
― curmudgeon, Monday, 6 June 2016 15:33 (1 month ago) Permalink
The Smithsonian Folklife Fest always includes a Ralph Rinzler Tribute Concert that includes various artists not connected to their themes for the year (2016 themes are Basque country; and Traditional ethnic music based in California). So Sunday July 3rd on the mall will include:
The Chuck Brown Band; an Iraqi oud player; an Irish-American fiddler; dobro player Jerry Douglas; and Flaco Jimenez and Texmaniacs
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 8 June 2016 20:58 (1 month ago) Permalink
I was there at the Gregory Porter gig, but didn't see her. Oh well. A great show.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 9 June 2016 21:19 (1 month ago) Permalink
Is Blues Alley facing a rising rent and thinking of moving somewhere?
Mr. Schnipper sought to purchase a space for Blues Alley and hoped the District would approve the Historic Music Cultural Institutions Expansion Tax Abatement Act of 2013.
The legislation would give a tax abatement to qualified D.C. historic music centers that want to lease or purchase sites to expand their clubs. Although the D.C. Council has approved the bill, neither Mayor Vincent C. Gray nor current Mayor Muriel Bowser has funded it, offering no tax relief for impresarios.
“After the loss of the bill I put out there for three years, I see no reason to remain,” Mr. Schnipper said.
― curmudgeon, Friday, 10 June 2016 19:26 (1 month ago) Permalink
― curmudgeon, Monday, 13 June 2016 16:09 (1 month ago) Permalink
with bandcamp link
― curmudgeon, Monday, 13 June 2016 18:52 (1 month ago) Permalink
Anybody check any of the Fringe music fest acts last weekend?
― natlawdp, Monday, 27 June 2016 22:37 (4 weeks ago) Permalink
Nope, was out of town. Did you? I have seen locals Kino System once --Ethiopian meets Afrobeat...
Curious about the fingerpicking guitarist Daniel Bachman, and Juanita Cash-- Latino country or something...also Sal P from the legendary Liquid Liquid
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 28 June 2016 14:52 (4 weeks ago) Permalink
As I was out of town I missed this old-school soul and disco tribute show and panel. Was pleased to see there were around 250 or so there, via pics and video i saw on facebook. Here was my preview with quotes from the late Billy Stewart's younger cousin, singer Calvin Ruffin (whose Dad was also a singer back in the '40s and 50s)
Stewart came from musicians on both parents’ sides, and he performed in family gospel and secular groups as a kid. These days, Ruffin looks back glowingly on his late cousin’s talents. But he acknowledges that Stewart had personal problems, too.
Discovered by Bo Diddley and signed to Chess Records, Stewart released a song in 1962 called “Fat Boy” that referred to his own large size. When others mocked him for his weight, it was a different matter.
“When I was with Billy he had an entourage, before we had even heard of the term ‘entourage,’” says Ruffin. “If someone called him ‘fat boy,’ he pulled out a gun on them. I was with him at that time. The only reason I know that is the gun’s barrel is about as big as I was. Real long. He would always get an attitude if someone called him that. He had a real complex when it came to his weight, as he was real heavy.”
While Stewart wrestled privately with his health, his fans seemed aware only of his multifaceted vocals. He harmonized with Marvin Gaye as fellow substitute members of The Rainbows, and developed a distinctive variation on jazz scatting, where he repeated words in a powerful yet sweet, church-developed manner.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 28 June 2016 14:57 (4 weeks ago) Permalink
I think Big Tony is gonna be back onstage with TroubleFunk Saturday at the 930. He recently had a kidney transplant
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 30 June 2016 19:14 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
Title Tracks is on a Thursday July 7th bill at the first Fort Reno show of the summer
― curmudgeon, Friday, 1 July 2016 14:01 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
Fort Dupont and Carter Barron starting late-- July 30th.
― curmudgeon, Friday, 1 July 2016 14:02 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
Still getting used to Smithsonian Folklife Fest having to comply with NPS rules banning tents and such on main portions of the mall lawn. That means 1 big stage, and then smaller tents under the trees with less daytime performances. I did enjoy last night's afghan duo who were joined for a couple of songs by a Basque accordionist and percussionist/singer.
Chuck Brown Band is part of Sunday's special evening Ralph Rinzler memorial show there.
― curmudgeon, Friday, 1 July 2016 14:05 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
So former football player and now promoter Darryl Haley may be well-intentioned, but I don't think people are gonna pay $25 a benefit show at Carter Barron to see the same obscure local acts he has been presenting at the Sylvan Theatre on the mall for free. He has 6 of these events planned.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 7 July 2016 19:26 (2 weeks ago) Permalink
that local rock series Fort R--- starts tonight. You might have heard about it...
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 7 July 2016 19:27 (2 weeks ago) Permalink
― curmudgeon, Friday, 8 July 2016 15:33 (2 weeks ago) Permalink
Team Familiar and some others go-go acts are on a special go-go vacation with gigs thing in Puerto Rico; and other go-go acts are doing the same down in Miami and South Beach right now.
― curmudgeon, Friday, 8 July 2016 18:33 (2 weeks ago) Permalink
WPFW benefit with a who's who of local jazz folks, out at Bethesda Blues and Jazz tonight
Fort Reno night of 1,000 cakes with Dot Dash and others
― curmudgeon, Monday, 11 July 2016 14:28 (2 weeks ago) Permalink
I went to Lubber Run Amphitheater in Arlington for the first time, and saw the great Nigerian sax player Orlando Julius and his band Saturday night. What a nice place to see free shows. 300 seat amphitheater under trees, with some room around the edges for standing or sittin on your own chair or blanket. The former Artisphere booking agent Josh is handling the booking, and he had Anthony Pirog the night before and they have Congolese electro-soukous act Mbongwana Star Saturday August 13th. Lots of locals-- I missed some of the international ones I like back in June--Elikeh, Feedel Band, Cissa Paz. Its getting no publicity, as area media folks only tout Fort Reno.
― curmudgeon, Monday, 25 July 2016 14:23 (Yesterday) Permalink
Me writing up a new Md Haitian band
― curmudgeon, Monday, 25 July 2016 16:00 (Yesterday) Permalink