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which is the one that is (was?) closing, i thought it was love

fauxmarc, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 02:50 (four years ago) Permalink

not a shock that a certain city paper writer doesn't understand the distinction between highest grossing and most profitable.

I DIED, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 07:30 (four years ago) Permalink

She's kinda new. But yes.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 15:02 (four years ago) Permalink


a possible new sw DC club. But will it offer the Caribbean and African and adult r'n'b sounds that former SW DC club Zanzibar featured, or the Latin sounds of H20, I doubt it.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 15:57 (four years ago) Permalink

a bit disappointed with Black Cat's bookings and sound quality lately - not that the horrible sound is anything new, but I find myself going to RNR Hotel a lot more often lately.

skip, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 16:06 (four years ago) Permalink

Any theories on why?

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 16:42 (four years ago) Permalink

Red Palace has gotten new Pitchfork faves Cloud Nothings

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 16:43 (four years ago) Permalink

ticketed for Cloud Nothings, made sure to buy before the pitchfork review.

not sure why... lots of ebb and flow in these things. Maybe it's nothing.

skip, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:28 (four years ago) Permalink

"before the pitchfork review"....

Speaking of rock shows not at Black Cat, I see that the Clean & Times New Viking tour is gonna be at the RnR Hotel in June.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:12 (four years ago) Permalink

Wish I could convince more folks that Otis Taylor's trance blues is not like conventional bar band blues. He's at Blues Alley tonight (nice cozy sit-down place except for annoying 2 drink minimum)

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:16 (four years ago) Permalink

Wanda Sykes $95! Ouch!

skip, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 22:12 (four years ago) Permalink

“The interior has a very modern feel — it’s very sleek, there’s lots of wood, video walls, recessed lighting. I think people are going to be impressed by the scope of what we’ve done.”


got to admit I wasn't really hoping for a "very modern feel" from a $29 million renovation of a century old theater.

I DIED, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 22:37 (four years ago) Permalink

They just kept the outside

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 22:57 (four years ago) Permalink

even as a full rebuild I wish they would have done something more in line with the feel of the building... I don't know, maybe it'll be great.

I DIED, Thursday, 23 February 2012 01:16 (four years ago) Permalink

Maryland teaches Kirk Franklin the gospel gogo chop dance

curmudgeon, Thursday, 23 February 2012 05:10 (four years ago) Permalink


fauxmarc, Thursday, 23 February 2012 06:04 (four years ago) Permalink

awesome isn't it

curmudgeon, Thursday, 23 February 2012 14:58 (four years ago) Permalink

Saturday the 25th:

Noon:30 and Priests at Comet Ping Pong,

and 3 blues/soul gigs:
The D.C. Blues Society presents Memphis' Daddy Mack Blues Band at 8 p.m. at the American Legion Post 41, 905 Sligo Ave., Silver Spring. $17.

Veteran Southern soul acts Roy C. and Jim Bennett perform at 9 p.m. at Lamonts, 4400 Livingston Road, Pomonkey, Md. $25.

longtime acoustic bluesman John Hammond performs at 8 p.m. at the Church of the Epiphany,1317 G St. NW. $25.

curmudgeon, Friday, 24 February 2012 23:00 (four years ago) Permalink

john hammond!!

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Saturday, 25 February 2012 03:18 (four years ago) Permalink

Levine School of Music has brought him to town

curmudgeon, Saturday, 25 February 2012 15:46 (four years ago) Permalink

Saw local jazz singer Lena Seikaly and band do their final set for the evening last night at the fairly new place, Melody Tavern at Route 1 and Glebe Road(Arlington near a Harris Teeter just north of Potomac Yard Shopping Ctr in Alexandria). It's basically a spors bar; so it was a tough crowd to win over--loud, chattering, drinking...She's got a great voice btw

curmudgeon, Saturday, 25 February 2012 15:51 (four years ago) Permalink

But due to family committments missed Amiri Baraka and all the zillions of Saturday night events--the ones mentioned above plus Haitian band Djakout Mizik in Hyattville and Colombian salsa band Fruko y Sus Tejos in Rockville , and more including Guns n Roses-- at Fillmore (maybe that was Thursday)

curmudgeon, Monday, 27 February 2012 04:58 (four years ago) Permalink

I bet this was cool too:
The Fortune's Bones cantata, performed by a full symphony, two choirs, seven soloists and a chorus of African bells featuring creator Dr. Y. Barnswell from Sweet Honey in the Rock at the Clarice Smith Center

and maybe even Blake Shelton at Patriot Center. really

curmudgeon, Monday, 27 February 2012 05:23 (four years ago) Permalink

i've seen noon30 like 3 times now and i am not gonna see them again until they have more than the same damn EP's worth of songs

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 27 February 2012 21:28 (four years ago) Permalink

Y'all were hanging with Trey Songz and members of the Wizards Saturday, right? After Songz DAR gig. Sax lounge is on 11th St NW between G and H. looks pretty snazzy


Saturday’s guest list-only party saw some 200 revelers pack both floors of SAX’s sleekly lit entertainment space, with the upstairs bar area serving as an exclusive ‘vVIP’ space for Liles, Songz, fellow ‘2our’ performer Big Sean, rapper Young Jeezy, and Washington Wizards point guard John Wall, among others.


curmudgeon, Monday, 5 March 2012 16:13 (four years ago) Permalink

Jeezy was gigging at the same time out at the Fillmore

curmudgeon, Monday, 5 March 2012 16:14 (four years ago) Permalink

And soul godfather Smokey Robinson was doing a Duke Ellington School benefit at the Kennedy Center, and I missed all of them. I am ashamed.

curmudgeon, Monday, 5 March 2012 16:15 (four years ago) Permalink

I only hang out in places with vVIP sections

skip, Monday, 5 March 2012 16:37 (four years ago) Permalink

going to Korallreven at Black Cat tonight (despite no vVIP area).

skip, Monday, 5 March 2012 16:39 (four years ago) Permalink

Ha. They're Swedish right? And synth-pop influenced by Catholic choirs in Samoa? Interesting. Plus likely no mediocre Wizards players.

curmudgeon, Monday, 5 March 2012 17:14 (four years ago) Permalink

I've been really not excited at the movies playing in the area lately (especially E street, seems like it hasn't rotated in a while) but an animated musical "Chico + Rita" is playing for a week starting the 16th, set across cuba, the us and france, might be ok

fauxmarc, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 16:02 (four years ago) Permalink

Oh, that's the one I mentioned on the Afro-latino thread. I think it's directed by the guy who did the Latin-Jazz documentary Calle 54.

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 16:20 (four years ago) Permalink

I think it won awards during its earlier European/Uk release

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 16:22 (four years ago) Permalink

ah i was going to check the a-l thread.

also the "5x5" project is about to start, 25 public art installations across the city, starts the 10th i think then a public reception at the skyline on the 24th



fauxmarc, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 16:25 (four years ago) Permalink

was nominated for best animated feature at the oscars

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 18:02 (four years ago) Permalink

gonna be a good couple weeks for robble robble punk

tomorrow night hole in the sky reopens for shows!!! cool serbia (loveable mbv wannabes) from austin are playing!

3/9 it's The Screws, Dead Face, & (the awesome) Booze Riot at La Casa
3/16 it's coke bust, sick fix & history repeated (ex-Gov Issue) at La Casa
3/18 it's walk the plank & thick skin at ras hall

i'm so goddamn glad it's spring

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 03:46 (four years ago) Permalink

ps hole in the sky is thursday, not tomorrow, my whoops

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 03:46 (four years ago) Permalink

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 03/09/2012
Washington Post Pop music coverage moves from Click Track to the Style blog
By Click Track

curmudgeon, Saturday, 10 March 2012 21:51 (four years ago) Permalink

I wanna see the Mick Rock photos, presumably of Iggy, David Bowie, lou Reed at the W Hotel

You have between now and March 31st to lay your eyes on this exhibit. Don’t miss, because then it’s off to San Francisco.

The W Hotel is located at 555 15th Street, NW.

Did not get an invite to the opening bash last week


curmudgeon, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:54 (four years ago) Permalink

$4.50 at the door

fauxmarc, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 18:52 (four years ago) Permalink


BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 19:37 (four years ago) Permalink

Big deal, only 50 cents cheaper than Fugazi, a few decades later!

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 20:11 (four years ago) Permalink

it's the .50 that gets me tbh

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 20:11 (four years ago) Permalink

Ha. More history:

Rauschenberg dancing at DC event in 1963 or something (plus brief mention about Velvets early appearance)


curmudgeon, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 20:13 (four years ago) Permalink

Love community radio? Help yourself to a slice of pie: Today is Pi Day, of course, and Emily Hilliard of Nothing In the House is seizing the opportunity to host a sweet benefit for Mt. Pleasant-based station Radio CPR. Grab a sliver, a cup of coffee, walk the Pi(e) Walk to win a tasty prize, and enjoy live old-time music and sets from Radio CPR DJs. Oh, and bring your own fork and plate, please. 6 p.m. at St. Stephen and the Incarnation Church, 1525 Newton St. NW. $5 suggested donation.

Wednesday March 14

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 15:09 (four years ago) Permalink

cpr's mothershiester will be bringing an avocado pie.

i just joined them, doing fridays 9-11 starting this week, will be switching up between contempish latin dance, spanish hip-hop, and uk bass, maybe a little house.

also: derrick carter (!!!) + alan braxe + juan zapata (formerly of the east coast boogiemen!!!) at u street music hall this friday.

fauxmarc, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 15:47 (four years ago) Permalink

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