― Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Tuesday, 10 February 2004 21:19 (sixteen years ago) link
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 (sixteen years ago) link
― Chris H. (chrisherbert), Tuesday, 10 February 2004 22:10 (sixteen years ago) link
― Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Wednesday, 11 February 2004 04:22 (sixteen years ago) link
― Debito (Debito), Wednesday, 11 February 2004 04:32 (sixteen years ago) link
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 (sixteen years ago) link
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 (sixteen years ago) link
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 (sixteen years ago) link
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 firstname.lastname@example.org The above comes from that...
― Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Wednesday, 11 February 2004 16:05 (sixteen years ago) link
― Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Wednesday, 11 February 2004 16:16 (sixteen years ago) link
― Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Wednesday, 11 February 2004 20:08 (sixteen years ago) link
― Brian Miller, Wednesday, 11 February 2004 21:08 (sixteen years ago) link
Which reminds me...any news regarding a new location for the Metro Cafe?
― j.lu (j.lu), Wednesday, 11 February 2004 21:10 (sixteen years ago) link
― Brian Miller, Wednesday, 11 February 2004 21:28 (sixteen years ago) link
― Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Thursday, 12 February 2004 05:39 (sixteen years ago) link
― Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Thursday, 12 February 2004 05:47 (sixteen years ago) link
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 (sixteen years ago) link
― Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Thursday, 12 February 2004 14:59 (sixteen years ago) link
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 (sixteen years ago) link
― Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Thursday, 12 February 2004 15:39 (sixteen years ago) link
― Brian Miller, Thursday, 12 February 2004 16:20 (sixteen years ago) link
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 (sixteen years ago) link
― Brian Miller, Thursday, 12 February 2004 17:53 (sixteen years ago) link
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 (sixteen years ago) link
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 (sixteen years ago) link
― Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Friday, 13 February 2004 04:42 (sixteen years ago) link
― Brian Miller, Friday, 13 February 2004 22:59 (sixteen years ago) link
― Michael Minnich, Wednesday, 18 February 2004 23:16 (sixteen years ago) link
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 (sixteen years ago) link
― Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Monday, 1 March 2004 19:40 (sixteen years ago) link
― Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Monday, 1 March 2004 19:43 (sixteen years ago) link
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 (sixteen years ago) link
― Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Monday, 1 March 2004 23:32 (sixteen years ago) link
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 (sixteen years ago) link
how long have you been in DC? what is the reason for the instability?
― Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Tuesday, 2 March 2004 03:47 (sixteen years ago) link
― Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Tuesday, 2 March 2004 14:24 (sixteen years ago) link
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 (sixteen years ago) link
― Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Tuesday, 2 March 2004 15:46 (sixteen years ago) link
― Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Tuesday, 2 March 2004 17:15 (sixteen years ago) link
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 (sixteen years ago) link
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 (sixteen years ago) link
― Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Thursday, 4 March 2004 04:26 (sixteen years ago) link
― Brian Miller (Brian Miller), Thursday, 4 March 2004 06:53 (sixteen years ago) link
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 email@example.com . 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 (sixteen years ago) link
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 (sixteen years ago) link
― Brian Miller (Brian Miller), Friday, 5 March 2004 00:56 (sixteen years ago) link
"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 (sixteen years ago) link
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 (sixteen years ago) link
― Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Tuesday, 9 March 2004 17:35 (sixteen years ago) link
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 (sixteen years ago) link
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 (sixteen years ago) link
There’s a Backyard Band online thing Friday. ...Rhizome has been doing some and now Mr Henry’s on Capitol Hill.
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 15:40 (four months ago) link
Me re new October’71 psych rock hiphop album. They’ve led by Rob Stokes, best known as rapper Sir E.U’s drummer. The other short article by Alona is about DJ Kool doing 2 throwback sessions Sunday & Monday nights at 8 on Gogo Radio Live
― curmudgeon, Friday, 22 May 2020 19:46 (four months ago) link
Onetime DC area resident Joe Gross who has lived in Austin for a long time writes here about late 80s and 90s DC punk bands and gives 'em a song a piece. He's got obscure Annapolis bands here and more --Happy Go Licky, Fire Party, Fugazi , Nation Of Ulysses, Shudder to Think (I was not a fan of the singer's operatic/prog metal vocals) and more
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 28 May 2020 03:22 (three months ago) link
― Charging for Brewskis™ (morrisp), Sunday, 31 May 2020 16:34 (three months ago) link
Those are from the club's current location, not it's original F street one but still some good stuff.
Wednesday June 3 12 noon Facebook live with Ta-Nehisi Coates and Natalie Hopkinson talking about Coates article from 20 years ago-- Dropping the Bomb an Oral History of go-go
― curmudgeon, Monday, 1 June 2020 04:49 (three months ago) link
12 noon today
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 3 June 2020 14:15 (three months ago) link
above conversation was archived on facebook and will be available from DC public library go-go archive
Lots of folks protesting in DC Black Lives Matter protests got to hear TOB, Suttle, and a dj play bouncebeat go-go and or classic go-go from the back of a big truck that drove through town. Lots of video clips on twitter. A mobile Moechella put together by Yaddiya
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 7 June 2020 23:47 (three months ago) link
― curmudgeon, Monday, 8 June 2020 23:49 (three months ago) link
Juneteenth Million Moe March coming
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 11 June 2020 01:50 (three months ago) link
Paul Glenshaw (based in the Washington D.C. area) and Darroch Greer (based in Santa Barbara) created The Seven Tones Project
Musicians are invited to make home recordings of themselves playing Duke Ellington and/or Billy Strayhorn compositions. Then independent filmmakers select a recording as the basis for short homemade films. The films are posted on social media with links back to the contributing artists.
The project is taking off. Nearly 150 artists have pledged to contribute or have already contributed. Thirteen films have been completed, and 10 more are in production. Over 30 recordings are in the pool for filmmakers. The Smithsonian Associates and other education organizations have helped promote the project, and several Washington D.C. media outlets have reported on it. The Washington Post will publish a story this week.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 11 June 2020 01:59 (three months ago) link
Maiesha pioneered grown and sexy go-go covers of old school r'n'b in the 90s with her band the Hip Huggers
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 13:50 (three months ago) link
WPGC dj Tony Redz from a heart attack. He also was in a bouncebeat go-go band, a rapper, and an actor
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 13:53 (three months ago) link
Chris Richards has been reviewing lots of local music
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 13:55 (three months ago) link
Yaddiya is doing a special Juneteenth event
In Washington's classical scene news Washington Performing Arts (which brings touring recitalists and orchestras to town) is going all-virtual i the forthcoming season, and won't even start until 2021.
― Boring, Maryland, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 16:23 (three months ago) link
Whoa and wow.
In rock news , Coriky new album out.
Lotsa new rap efforts
New live Still Familiar go-go album
2 go-go Juneteenth protest events with live music Friday afternoon
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 17 June 2020 20:17 (three months ago) link
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 18 June 2020 03:34 (three months ago) link
That’s a review of the go-go doc that’s gonna be on TV One Sunday
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 18 June 2020 03:35 (three months ago) link
Yaddiya has a new ep out, and is being interviewed by Malachai right now on go-gotix Youtube and Instagram. Talking his own music and the Juneteenth rally tomorrow
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 18 June 2020 22:31 (three months ago) link
Well now the Kennedy Center is done for the rest of the year.
― Boring, Maryland, Tuesday, 23 June 2020 21:52 (three months ago) link
yep. Not looking good
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 24 June 2020 00:09 (three months ago) link
The Birchmere is going to reopen for certain nights in July, but it seems problematic to me:
Birchmere fans in July will pay an extra $35.50 in fees & minimums on top of the $15 ticket price, bringing total cost per person to $50.50. ... a $5.50 tax/facility fee, a $25 minimum food & beverage purchase & a $5 "COVID-19 fee." For local blues-rock bands & overpriced food. You can't even get free water there. They charge $3 or so for a plastic bottle of water.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 25 June 2020 16:34 (three months ago) link
new DC area recorded music --Coriky, Nag Champa (I think), Wale, Nappy Nappa and more plus TCB live on Spinrilla efforts
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 25 June 2020 16:36 (three months ago) link
https://dcist.com/story/20/07/01/dc-music-venues-coronavirus-black-cat-songbyrd-fallout/Dante Ferrando, the owner of the Black Cat on 14th Street NW, keeps fielding inquiries about his club’s status.“I’m getting calls, ‘Hey are you guys open tonight?’ ” he says. “I’m like, no, you guys don’t understand. We’re not open until next year.”That’s not an exaggeration. Ferrando says there’s no way for him to reopen in the foreseeable future and make any money. He’s considering adding tables into the main checkered-floor concert hall that typically hosts sweaty rock shows and dance parties, but if he did that, he’d only be able to sell tickets for a fraction of the room’s total capacity. With overhead costs like rent, insurance and staffing, it wouldn’t make financial sense.“It’s pretty simple: The numbers just don’t work,” Ferrando says. “It’s insanely expensive.”
― sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 21:32 (two months ago) link
The city & the feds need to give clubs $
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 4 July 2020 04:27 (two months ago) link
Chris Richards on recent dc music and books
― curmudgeon, Friday, 10 July 2020 03:55 (two months ago) link
My deep dive re how the Mayor & DC Council voted to give $ automatically on a yearly basis to Arena Stage and other large million $ entities, but not to go-go. Now go-go may get $ via 3 DC agencies, & individual musicians in many genres will be able to get $ from DC Arts Commission grants
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 16 July 2020 00:05 (two months ago) link
Two recent lesser known losses for Washington DC this past week: RIP Tex Gathings, WOOK-tv news & (50s-70s) & Teenarama (63-70) black teen dance show producer; Leon Gibson-funky soul singer, tv & stereo repairman & store owner , DC Council candidate in the ‘70s.
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 18 July 2020 16:04 (two months ago) link
Wammies were quietly given out online last week. Hmmm. Dupont Brass Band won for best rap artist ( apparently they have a vocalist in addition to horns).
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 21 July 2020 18:11 (two months ago) link
RIP drummer Herbert Drake who played at Westminster jazz and blues shows over the years. Also, reportedly with Sonny Til & the Orioles. Maybe even with Dinah Washington and Otis Redding per one comment on Facebook.
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 18:15 (one month ago) link
5 years old go-go rapper Lil Kelz
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 19:02 (one month ago) link
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 19:06 (one month ago) link
National Park Service says no more than 50 people including staff at Fort Reno till early October, so Amanda is going to wait until October and hope to do a fall 2020 season of shows if that is allowed then.
Meanwhile Carter Barron which was closed in 2017 because the stage was determined to be unsafe , is still closed. NPS drew up a plan for a new stage but they say they won’t have money to build it till 2021 into 2022! I wish they could hit up a millionaire or 2 in DC and start sooner ( or get more nps money to do so)
― curmudgeon, Monday, 10 August 2020 23:37 (one month ago) link
looking forward to hearing this - https://black-fire.bandcamp.com/album/soul-love-now-the-black-fire-records-story-1975-1993
― Heez, Thursday, 13 August 2020 15:06 (one month ago) link
― Heez, Thursday, 13 August 2020 15:07 (one month ago) link
Yes, it’s on Spotify. Some is too jazz fusion, but a lot is more than that.
Nitpicking- The NY Times article doesn’t mention that label owner Jimmy Gray went from being a DJ on WHUR in early 70s to being a WPFW DJ later in ‘70s
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 18 August 2020 03:25 (one month ago) link
Charles Stephenson, who managed EU, ran DC Commission on the Arts and co-wrote go-go book , has an editorial re the need for go-go funding ( that links to my DC Line article reference to 3 million for go-go)
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 18 August 2020 03:30 (one month ago) link
Owner of many DC clubs Joe Englert died from complications from surgery at 59. Sad. I liked many of Joe Englert’s places. He deserves credit for his imaginative approach. But the Wtop and Washingtonian coverage also led me to think about it from different angles. I called Eddie Jones to find the name of an H street NE club where I once saw Eddie perform that Joe later bought and turned into Argonaut ( 2005 to 2017 I think). It was called Ledbetter’s. Eddie said when he was young his father sang there also.
isn’t it also significant ( and unmentioned in wtop and Washingtonian articles) that he was a white guy, with access to bank loans, coming into what was once a majority black city and was buying property & transforming it into places largely geared to white rock and pop listeners? I get that it’s complex but I think only State of the Union had rap and dance, right? I get that he did what he knew and did it well though.
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 22 August 2020 02:39 (one month ago) link
Chuck Brown Day concert tonight 8 to 10 pm on YouTube, Facebook, and DC Public Acess
Fort Dupont Park concerts online through September start tonight too
Sunday there’s a go-go protest against the Postmaster near his home in Kalorama . Kalorama Park meet up at 7 pm
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 22 August 2020 21:15 (one month ago) link
Is DC band Flasher still together? Saw on Instagram that guitarist Taylor Mulitz is moving to LA.
Kate Greer from Priests moved there a little while ago
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 22 August 2020 21:17 (one month ago) link
ESPN new theme by Troublefunk at request of Scott Van Pelt
More tv news: Malik Dope drummer isn’t in quarterfinals on America’s Got Talent tonight
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 25 August 2020 20:59 (one month ago) link
This obituary at least acknowledges what was there in various neighborhoods in addition to focusing on what Joe Englert brought in
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 26 August 2020 13:42 (four weeks ago) link
X-post - Oops autocorrect. Malik Dope WAS on America’s Got Talent quarterfinals on NBC last night. I once did a best of Dc piece on him shortly after he cut back his stints out on Gallery Place
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 26 August 2020 13:45 (four weeks ago) link
Experimental duo Model Homes have released 18 plus efforts since 2018. Often sped up or edited rap vocals with noisy synth
― curmudgeon, Friday, 28 August 2020 14:46 (four weeks ago) link
There’s a bouncebeat go-go thing on the national mall today with TCB & 2 others , around 3 pm
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 30 August 2020 14:17 (three weeks ago) link
Music panel at 2 Sunday plus history of “Admo” activism on another one & a Latino activism one too
Crush Funk Brass playing
― curmudgeon, Friday, 11 September 2020 14:25 (two weeks ago) link
Admas and DC Ethiopian music
― curmudgeon, Friday, 11 September 2020 14:27 (two weeks ago) link
Dc go-go bands have been doing gigs in indoor Va clubs that are supposedly complying with Covid rules, as well as outdoors gigs in far from dc exurbs in Md & Va. Birchmere & state theatre have had rock bands. A Latin dance club in Tyson’s appears to be open. I am not going to any of these . Doesn’t feel safe to me
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 12 September 2020 14:35 (one week ago) link
Black Cat club 27th anniversary gig is on Youtube on September 18 w/ Algiers, Ted Leo, Mike Watt, and David Combs
Rare Essence anniversary gig also online Saturday the 19th plus the debut of new single with guest Snoop Dogg
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 02:48 (one week ago) link
Apparently the new movie Residue on Netflix directed by M Gerima, son of director Haile Gerima who owns Sankofa Books in DC, has a Moechella scene amongst the DC gentrification.
Speaking of sorta, Yaddiya is doing a voters registration outdoor gig with TOB tonight downtown
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 22 September 2020 18:22 (three days ago) link