What do "Fake Accents" sound like?
I listened to Raheen DeVaughn's finally released cd in Tower and was impressed. I wonder if he'll get any national r'n'b exposure.
I haven't made it to Fort Reno this summer. What have been some fave shows?
I did make it to Fort Dupont for the first time in ages. I saw old-school soul act the Dramatics.
― steve-k, Sunday, 7 August 2005 16:16 (7 years ago) Permalink
Has anyone been to any of those dance clubs opening up on NY Avenue--'Avenue' and I forget the name of the other ones. The "Going Out Gurus" on Washington Post.com write about such places...
― steve-k, Sunday, 7 August 2005 19:01 (7 years ago) Permalink
I don't worry about appearances like I used to, but I worry about encountering bad attitudes and bad vibes when I move back to DC. I am going to try hard to keep an open mind, though. Also to see different kinds of shows, not just whoever's at Black Cat, Fort Reno, etc.
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― The Mad Puffin (The Mad Puffin), Monday, 8 August 2005 13:17 (7 years ago) Permalink
The most complete go-go listings are at the Take Me Out to the Go-go website. Uh, various go-go clubs have have had violence take place in or near them, and the shows start real real late at night. Sometimes go-go bands play at non-go-go clubs. Chuck Brown has done shows at the Warner Theatre and he's playing a birthday party for himself at the 930 Club on Aug. 27th.
― steve-k, Monday, 8 August 2005 13:26 (7 years ago) Permalink
― steve-k, Tuesday, 9 August 2005 02:35 (7 years ago) Permalink
It's maybe the only place in the city I'd ever been where you knew anyone could have a great time anytime
yes. has it reopened?
― gabbneb (gabbneb), Tuesday, 9 August 2005 03:45 (7 years ago) Permalink
Dischord News and DC band and label updates:
We'd like to express our appreciation and gratitude to the many people who have written us to express their support and outrage over Nike's misappropriation of the Minor Threat Imagery for their skateboarding demo. We would also like to acknowledge the people at Nike skateboarding for their apology and prompt removal of all offending posters and web-ads. The members of Minor Threat continue to work on a creative resolution to this matter and will have more to say when an agreement is finalized.
French Toast have returned home from a very successful European tour in support of their debut album, "In A Cave." Medications are heading to Europe in November. The Evens are headed to Japan to play shows in September and will head to Europe in October.
― steve-k, Tuesday, 9 August 2005 16:02 (7 years ago) Permalink
Kingpin, which caught fire on Christmas Day, remains closed while its owners deal with insurance issues. In the meantime, members of the Kingpin staff are taking over the top floor of Wonderland in Columbia Heights on Sunday nights and resurrecting a bit of the old Kingpin vibe.
― steve-k, Tuesday, 9 August 2005 16:12 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Tuesday, 9 August 2005 18:40 (7 years ago) Permalink
(And in answer to steve-k's question, the Franchise is mostly geeky rock with an 80s flavor, more They Might Be Giants than Gang of Four. For more information than you could really ever want, see http://www.listentothefranchise.com or http://www.cdbaby.com/thefranchise.)
― The Mad Puffin (The Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 9 August 2005 19:06 (7 years ago) Permalink
"HIS LOVE IS REAL BUT HE ISN'T!! HIS LOVE IS REAL BUT HE ISN'T!!" I couldn't name a high-concept act that I genuinely like.
This year at Fort Reno I saw the Evens and Q and Not U. There's a note on my calendar for Mary Timony and Medications on the 15th, but we'll see if I make the effort to actually go there.
― j.lu (j.lu), Tuesday, 9 August 2005 20:04 (7 years ago) Permalink
you should listen to a madonna interview, that oughta give you a pretty good idea.
bandwise though, people have told me at various points that we reminded them of the fall, unrest, archers of loaf, pavement, the pixies, the stones, polvo, superchunk, the stooges and the velvet underground. i agree with some of those more than others, but overall i would say that i tend to write spiky, strummy, distorted pop songs, and dave usually goes for rocking fall/velvets-worshipping one riff wonders. thanks for asking, by the way.
in any case, as pete noted, if you're interested you should come see us at the warehouse the 22nd. if you can't, we're also gonna be at the black cat sept 9. if you make it to either, please say hi, it'd be rad to meet some dc-area ilxors. i'd actually been debating proposing a dc-area FAP, but you know, apathy and all that, so this'd be an acceptable substitute.
― Zack Richardson (teenagequiet), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 01:27 (7 years ago) Permalink
― steve-k, Wednesday, 10 August 2005 03:11 (7 years ago) Permalink
I saw these guys at a basement show back in my college days. They're quite worth seeing. I remember during that song ("HIS LOVE IS REAL BUT HE IS NOT!") I turned to my friend and said, without irony, "Is this supposed to be about Jesus?"
― Hurting (Hurting), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 03:20 (7 years ago) Permalink
anyone going to bmore to see zombi?
― ebrecht, Thursday, 18 August 2005 14:33 (7 years ago) Permalink
― steve k, Monday, 12 September 2005 03:01 (7 years ago) Permalink
Kevin Costner's Russian's Rusty: Washington DC Metropolitan Area Thread II
― Steve K (Steve K), Wednesday, 26 October 2005 02:32 (7 years ago) Permalink
Robert Redford Is A Republican. DC Metro Area Thread 3.
― curmudgeon steve (DC Steve), Saturday, 24 December 2005 02:47 (7 years ago) Permalink
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Richard Harrington who presented the WAMA lifetime achievement award to Link Wray will also speak.Rare film footage of Link from the 1950's!Musical guests for the evening will include:Former Link Wray side Men: Ricky Mitchell, Ed Cynar, Johnny Sneed
Jack Casady & the Triumphs - The Triumphs are the group Jack & Jorma Kaukonen played with when they were youngsters in DC, prior to playing moving to California and founding the Jefferson Airplane. The Triumphs opened for Link Wray in the local DC clubs in the early 1960's. The band will be comprised of Jack Casady,Ron McDonald, Johnny Sneed, and Joe Stanley.It has to be some 45 years since a Triumphs performance has taken place.
Robert Gordon (played with Link Wray in the late 1970's early 1980's) Eddie Angel (Tex Rubinowitz, Switchblade, Billy Hancock, the Planet Rockers, the Neanderthals, Eddie Angels Guitar Party, Los Straitjackets, etc.) Billy Hancock (Saxtons, Fallen Angels, Roy Buchanan and the Snake Stretchers, Danny and the Fat Boys, Billy Hancock and the Tennessee Rockets etc....) w/Dave Chappell, Steve Wolf & Barry Hart Joe Stanley (Saxtons, Roy Clark, the Orioles, Big Joe Turner, Sam Cooke, Little Anthony, Lloyd Price, The Drifters, Jackie Wilson, Dion and the Belmont’s, Freddie Cannon, Dale Hawkins, The Rainbows with Don Covay Marvin Gay and Billy Stewart, Charlie Daniels, Danny and the Fat Boys, the Dynaflows and Big four Combo, etc..) Ratso & Switchblade The A-Bones Daryl Davis (Muddy Waters, The Jordanaires, The Coasters Pinetop Perkins, Johnny Johnson, Chuck Berry etc..)Billy Miller
Jerry Dallman and numerous others local acts We will also feature a song from the Wray Children, a group that consists of Link Wray's children and grandchildren. All of these musicians played at one time or the other with Link Wray in Washington DC.***
― curmudgeon (Steve K), Sunday, 25 December 2005 05:29 (7 years ago) Permalink
Other news--Joe Lally from Fugazi is according to the Dischord website working with Discord producer (and performer) Don Zientara on something. Last time I spoke with Lally he and his family had moved to Los Angeles.
― Curmudgeon Steve (Steve K), Sunday, 25 December 2005 18:23 (7 years ago) Permalink
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― petesmith (plsmith), Wednesday, 28 December 2005 16:16 (7 years ago) Permalink
tonight i am playing underground techno/technohouse/ketaminimal/whatever at the Reef in Adams Morgan. 1030 to close, no code or cover.
it should be fun. the monday night drink special is 1/2 price mixed drinks for ladies, and the bartender is one of the coolest in the city.
this is my first time playing out in a few months and i might be a bit rusty BUT the records will be good!
― Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Monday, 20 February 2006 22:42 (7 years ago) Permalink
― curmudgeon (Steve K), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 03:08 (7 years ago) Permalink
Turntables:1. Belt-driven.2. Set up in a hip-hop/sideways style, with the pitch adjust furthest away.3. Screwed into place.4. Mounted unevenly.5. Mounted too high - I had to stand on a crate and I am 5'9".6. Shoddy pitch adjust.7. No torque to speak off. Simply touching the record was enough to throw it off at least two beats. 8. No strobe light.9. Did not hold its speed even without touching, adjusting, etc.Mixer: 1. No meters.2. 2-band EQ.3. Meant for scratching with no fader curve at all.4. Faulty grounding posts. 5. The worst cue system ever. There was never any sensical relationship between the volume of the record itself, the level of gain, the level in the headphones, and the actualy output.The Booth:1. Small as hell, no place for records.2. Turntables too high.3. An earpad fell off my headphones and fell underneath the platform because nothing is sealed off.4. No isolation at all.
Even when I was able to overcome the deficiencies of the turntable itself to get the next record in line, the combination of the uneven mounting, the lack of proper grounding, and the lack of isolation from the bass, meant that almost every record (even new ones) skipped or sounded crackly. I couldnt hold a mix because both records were randomly jumping. It was all so disorienting because my style is based upon the fact that I can hold mixes for a fair amount of time. I dont pack my bag full of minimal techno assuming that I am going to play all 10 minutes of every track unmixed.
On a positive note, my programming was really solid. I really played a nice spectrum of tracks, and paced them very well. Everyone complimented me on a job well done. They want me back. I am confused.
Maybe there are djs out there who can play just as well on the equipment I used tonight as on a pair of 1200s and a Pioneer/AllenHeath/Vestax mixer... First off, I would like to meet them, second off, I would like to know their secrets, and thirdly, well, actually I dont give a shit. I have never been, and will never be, a prima donna, regardless of the success I may or may not achieve in this field but, from now on, I only play on direct-drive turntables.
I would still love for anyone to come down to my next gig, and I will make sure to announce it ahead of time. There are only a handful of us buying the sort of records I play in all of DC...
... which reminds me. DJ Milo on Tuesdays and Saturday at Science Club around 19th and M NW is one of the surest bets in all of DC for everything from downtempo to electro to house to techno. Respect!
― Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 09:23 (7 years ago) Permalink
I forgot to mention that one of the channels on the amp was blown so only the left channel was playing. There was no "mono" button on the mixer, of course.
Lastly...I truly, and very deeply, love the Reef. It has always been one of my favorite bars in DC. The dj booth is new, the equiptment is old, but I am sure they are totally committed to working out the bugs I described above. I honstly think that in a few months, it will be one of the best places to hear DJs in an intimate setting in all of DC.
― Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 09:46 (7 years ago) Permalink
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― pssst - badass revolutionary art! (plsmith), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 20:04 (7 years ago) Permalink
* ELECTRONICAVOCALISTAnousheh KhaliliJen LasherLouLouRachel Panay (winner)
ARTIST/PRODUCERArthur Loves Plastic (winner)Deep DishFort Knox FiveHolmes IvesHuman FactorThievery Corporation
DJBev Stanton (winner)Bobby JaeCharles FeelgoodJen LasherKidgustoRob HarrisScott HenrySimonYiannis
RECORDINGGeorge Is On/Deep DishMovin' On/KidgustoRadio Free DC/Fort Knox FiveThe Cosmic Game/ Thievery Corporation (winner)Untie Me/Holmes Ives
― milo blum (milothedj), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 20:05 (7 years ago) Permalink
― milo blum (milothedj), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 20:06 (7 years ago) Permalink
Anyone know if Chief Ike's Mambo Room still exists?
― cdwill (cdwill), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 20:20 (7 years ago) Permalink
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― curmudgeon (Steve K), Wednesday, 22 February 2006 03:16 (7 years ago) Permalink
WYPR, with headquarters on Baltimore's North Charles Street, also is planning to transmit to the Washington suburbs. The station has gotten permission from the Federal Communications Commission to push aside a low-wattage student station at the University of Maryland, College Park that already occupies WYPR's signal on 88.1 FM. (Brandon and Bienstock both said they would help the college station move its signal to the Internet.)
Still, becoming Maryland's pre-eminent public-radio voice may be difficult. "It's a lofty and noble goal," said Sue Kopen Katcef, an instructor at the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism, "but I don't know how you're going to grow that younger 18-plus audience, the audience you need, when it isn't listening to radio, whether it's commercial or public." http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/lifestyle/bal-to.wypr22feb22,0,2542376.story?page=2
I remember when WMUC was the only station at 88.1. It was there before Johns Hopkins set up the Baltimore station. The WMUC signal used to carry farther then (in the early 80s)--to Northwest and Northeast DC, Arlington, Bowie, parts of Montgomery County...
I think WYPR is nearly all news and public affairs. As if the DC area does not have enough such stations. Ugh.
― curmudgeon (Steve K), Thursday, 23 February 2006 04:33 (7 years ago) Permalink
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