― Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Tuesday, 10 February 2004 21:19 (seventeen 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 (seventeen years ago) link
― Chris H. (chrisherbert), Tuesday, 10 February 2004 22:10 (seventeen years ago) link
― Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Wednesday, 11 February 2004 04:22 (seventeen years ago) link
― Debito (Debito), Wednesday, 11 February 2004 04:32 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 email@example.com The above comes from that...
― Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Wednesday, 11 February 2004 16:05 (seventeen years ago) link
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― Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Wednesday, 11 February 2004 20:08 (seventeen years ago) link
― Brian Miller, Wednesday, 11 February 2004 21:08 (seventeen 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 (seventeen years ago) link
― Brian Miller, Wednesday, 11 February 2004 21:28 (seventeen years ago) link
― Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Thursday, 12 February 2004 05:39 (seventeen years ago) link
― Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Thursday, 12 February 2004 05:47 (seventeen 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 (seventeen years ago) link
― Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Thursday, 12 February 2004 14:59 (seventeen 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 (seventeen years ago) link
― Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Thursday, 12 February 2004 15:39 (seventeen years ago) link
― Brian Miller, Thursday, 12 February 2004 16:20 (seventeen 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 (seventeen years ago) link
― Brian Miller, Thursday, 12 February 2004 17:53 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen years ago) link
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― Brian Miller, Friday, 13 February 2004 22:59 (seventeen years ago) link
― Michael Minnich, Wednesday, 18 February 2004 23:16 (seventeen 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 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 (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
Admas and DC Ethiopian music
― curmudgeon, Friday, 11 September 2020 14:27 (five months 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 (five months 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 (five months 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 (five months ago) link
I wish I had gone to DC jazz guitarist Bill Harris' club , The Pigfoot, which was on Rhode Island Ave NE in the early to mid 80s. Guitarists Danny Gatton and Joel Harrison both learned a bit from him. He was also in rnb band the Clovers. This 1987 picnic he held looks like it was great also: Among those scheduled to perform, in besides Harris, are Charlie Byrd, Shirley Horn, Nap Turner, Milton Smith, Archie Edwards, Harmonica Phil Wiggins, Charlie Sayles, Bo Diddley Jr. and former Ellingtonian Jimmy McPhail.
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 27 September 2020 22:05 (four months ago) link
Yaddiya keeps doing go-go protests with TOB and /or CCB playing on the back of a flatbed truck. CCB did a 7 am one as close as they could get to Mitch Mcconnell's house.
― curmudgeon, Monday, 28 September 2020 03:22 (four months ago) link
RIP U Street Music Hall.
― Infanta Terrible (j.lu), Monday, 5 October 2020 17:56 (four months ago) link
Saw that bad news. Neither the Mayor nor City Council want to dip into DC’s rainy day fund to provide pandemic relief, so everyone has to wait for federal relief that may never come.
― curmudgeon, Monday, 5 October 2020 18:05 (four months ago) link
specific details here in this article :
For the last few months, the club has sold T-shirts to raise money to pay employees, and hosted live-streamed DJ sets that asked viewers to tip DJs or make donations to an employee relief fund. (“The live streams were great,” Eastman says. “They did not pay for themselves.”) The club received a Paycheck Protection Program loan, but the scattershot approach couldn’t replace revenue from events, and rent went unpaid for several months. Meanwhile, Eastman has been involved in what he describes as a long-running legal battle over the terms of the club’s lease. In the end, the combination was fatal. “The senseless litigation with our landlord, along with [covid-19], were the cause of us vacating the space,” Eastman says. “We had four years left on our lease. If it wasn’t for covid, we would have been there for at least four more years.”
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 6 October 2020 03:49 (four months ago) link
In 2010 B*ian took some of us into UHall to check it out
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 6 October 2020 03:51 (four months ago) link
Oops I mean “I Died” took us there.
In other news:
Merawi Gerima , @Gerima_Gang the Director of acclaimed film Residue ( & son of Director/ store owner Haile G) will be talking go- go and DC and politics and movies w/ Moechella go-go activist @Yaddiya on Washington Informer’s Bridge TV at 12 noon today
― curmudgeon, Friday, 9 October 2020 15:13 (four months ago) link
Check out this official trailer for Fat Boy: The Billy Stewart Story. See the documentary, brought to you in part by the HumantiesDC DC DOCS grant, when it premieres on @whuttv this Saturday, October 24 at 9pm. pic.twitter.com/xFStIEOHfY— HumanitiesDC (@HumanitiesDC) October 22, 2020
Documentary on late DC soul singer Billy Stewart premieres Saturday night 9 pm online and on WHUT Howard U public tv
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 24 October 2020 04:54 (four months ago) link
Making my way through the DC rap, electro, R’n’b, punk, & experimental acts that I haven’t heard before on this Chris Richards zine list that got posted in UK magazine/ site The Wire. https://t.co/m69afQEXfe— Steve Kiviat (@SteveKiviat) October 21, 2020
Chris Richards dave dc rap, electro, metal, hardcore, R’n’b, experimental
Or you can listen to new artsy pop Beauty Pill single
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 24 October 2020 05:01 (four months ago) link
Profoundly stoked @thewiremagazine asked me to contribute to the charts page of their latest issueMy “DEBUSSY RINGTONE 15” chart = quartimes wildstyles coming out of the DMV (of course)Do something nice for yourself and subscribe to the Wire today! https://t.co/A76El4i1Ok pic.twitter.com/per1AnHgX1— Chris _ _ Richards (@Chris__Richards) October 13, 2020
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 24 October 2020 05:04 (four months ago) link
TCB, Wanted Band, Pure Elegance BLM songs
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 24 October 2020 05:07 (four months ago) link
Aman Ayoubi, owner of Tropicalia and Local 16 just lost his dad to Covid-19, and Tropicalia was robbed. Plus no money from DC and Mitch McConnell
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 27 October 2020 00:42 (three months ago) link
Save DC venues events today in front of Wilson Building all day and at 6 in some neighborhoods. Trying to persuade Mayor and City Council to help.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 27 October 2020 15:01 (three months ago) link
Help by passing a bill with $ I mean
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 27 October 2020 15:02 (three months ago) link
Kino Musica are a strong DC band led by 2 Ethiopians ( one who grew up in Texas)
― curmudgeon, Friday, 6 November 2020 15:03 (three months ago) link
There was a Moechella bouncebeat gogo thing early Saturday at McPherson Square with TOB and CCB & Eleanor Holmes Norton spoke. Another one with TOB later in the day in SE. The go-go flatbed truck also briefly made it to BLM Plaza where thousands were there .
I heard WPFW DJ Lance Reynolds say he was going to be spinning music from 3 to 7 on Sunday At BLM plaza
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 8 November 2020 03:41 (three months ago) link
Too many DC , DMV, Baltimore rappers for an old guy like me with limited time to keep up on. Writers Chris Richards and Lawrence Burney are trying though
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 10 November 2020 19:40 (three months ago) link
Rip Andrew White dc based , Hu grad saxophone player who transcribed Coltrane solos, played dc space, toured with Stevie Wonder . And wrote wild books
― curmudgeon, Friday, 13 November 2020 04:34 (three months ago) link
RIP to a devoted jazz fan who also listened to Youssou N’Dour and other artists he discovered on his own or via me—my Dad who died suddenly Saturday November 21 after a heart attack at 90. Dad hung out at jazz clubs in NYC in the late 40s & 50s before moving down here with my Mom and family. We saw music together and talked about and I am so sad he’s gone.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 26 November 2020 04:09 (three months ago) link
I’m really sorry, curmudgeon.
― sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Thursday, 26 November 2020 04:21 (three months ago) link
― yes m!ch!gan - the feeling's forever (morrisp), Thursday, 26 November 2020 04:57 (three months ago) link
Sounds like a cool dude, curm. Very sorry for you and your family
― Heez, Thursday, 26 November 2020 13:07 (three months ago) link
― gabbnebulous (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 26 November 2020 15:22 (three months ago) link
Thanks all of you
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 28 November 2020 05:35 (two months ago) link
Crazy Legz & Noodlez , DC beat ya feet dancers doing their thangs and being interviewed in Ben’s Chili Bowl
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 1 December 2020 02:42 (two months ago) link
Doc about go-go and politics airs at 7 pm tonight. Free if you register - Go-go City is made by a guy has previously made political films from a liberal perspective and who played guitar as a hobby and began seeing EU at some point after moving to dc
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 2 December 2020 20:06 (two months ago) link
I have now missed 2 zoom screenings of Go-go City. Maybe they’ll eventually just put it on YouTube or make it available for streaming.
On to a different music style- the hiphop jazz funk instrumental sounds of Aquatic Gardener aka Jamal Gray of Nag Champa Art Ensemble. His parents worked at WPFW and his late dad Jimmy Gray started the Black Fire label whose reissues were recently highlighted in The NY Timeshttps://washingtoncitypaper.com/article/504543/city-lights-listen-to-aquatic-gardeners-godspeed/
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 19 December 2020 02:29 (two months ago) link
RIP Bobby Ferrando, at age 75, who owned Food for Thought vegetarian restaurant , hangout, and occasional music club. His son Dante owns Black Cat. Dante's grandfather once owned a NYC place called Black Cat.
Seeing elsewhere on Facebook & Instagram sad news that Bobby Ferrando who owned Food for Thought restaurant has passed at around age 75. Food for Thought at its original 1973 opened Connecticut Avenue NW location was a low-key not fancy vegetarian hangout with a bulletin board covered , pre-internet, with flyers for protests, music, and apartments wanted. It is where I first ate hummus. It had folk and blues gigs and in the 80s held some DC hardcore punk matinee gigs that I attended (it held more in the 90s and some jazz too). Around 1999 it moved into the Black Cat where it lasted until 2019 I think, owned by Bobby’s son Dante. The below slightly snide 1999 article refers to the location as The Hippies Last Stand. I never met or knew Bobby Ferrando, but I admired what he did. He’s gone too soon. My condolences to the family.
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 04:49 (one month ago) link
emailing with Jamal Gray aka Aquatic Gardner for this little piece on his instrumental hiphop and more release was great. He gave me so much info on his listening habits -- Eno, Dilla, Soft Machine, and many more
His parents met at WPFW and his late dad Jimmy Gray founded the 1970s lbel Black Fire whose releases were recently reissued and hailed in the NY Times
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 04:57 (one month ago) link
I also talked to rapper Lightshow for this little piece -
Here's part of it: Rapper Lightshow moved to Atlanta from D.C. two years ago, but his Instagram handle is still @lightshow10thpl—a reference to 10th Place SE, where he grew up—and his latest album, Heart Still in the Trenches, was recorded locally during the pandemic at Connected DC studio in Oxon Hill. The lyrics were inspired by life in the Congress Heights neighborhood where he grew up, he says. Lightshow says he even slept on his grandmother’s couch in Southeast during the period he was here recording. The album cover shows the Holiday Market convenience store on Wheeler Road SE where Lightshow sometimes bought snacks; it’s also marked by the shooting deaths that occurred outside it, including the murder of 15-year-old Somerset Prep student Maurice Scott in 2019. Lightshow says the cover documents both the pain of the murders and his fond memories of his neighborhood.
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 04:59 (one month ago) link
This was the most challenging time I’ve ever had putting together a local year-end list and that’s because of how much amazing shit came out the Baltimore/DMV urrea in 2020. Presenting the top 60 tracks from the region this year. 🦀🙏🏿🏛. Art by @reemunknown pic.twitter.com/5QcEKwN4oU— Lawrence Burney (@TrueLaurels) December 30, 2020
Baltimore & DC area rap and r'n'b top tracks list
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 3 January 2021 02:11 (one month ago) link
Some blogger list of fave 2020 DC music that includes DC Ethiopian led band Kino Musica & a link to my article
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 14:54 (one month ago) link
List has a Spotify playlist with it
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 14:55 (one month ago) link
Re mob insurrectionists ease at getting into US Capitol building
It’s harder to get into an RE or Backyard Go-Go.— Bobbie Westmoreland (@Miss_Bobbiedoll) January 7, 2021
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 7 January 2021 05:34 (one month ago) link
Queen P , DC beat ya feet choreographer and dancer has cancer. There’s a go fund me to help her
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 7 January 2021 05:35 (one month ago) link
I think dancer Queen P may have moved to Atlanta.
In other news I think the deadline for DC venues to apply for the latest dc government financial aid program was yesterday. There’s still time to apply for US government one.
Moechella promoter and activist Yaddiya has released a mixtape where on one song he raps with Killa Cal, rapper in go-go band Rare Essence
I think the end of January is the deadline for Wammies nominations. I am not a fan of the organization and I bet lots of quality DC artists are not nominated.
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 20:34 (one month ago) link
I spoke with DC r’n’b singer Royal Height, nephew of late dc activist Dorothy Height about his latest political song that bluntly told Trump where to go
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 15:15 (one month ago) link
So I decided to be nice and just submitted some last minute Wammies DC nominations. No one had nominated Hailu Mergia, Bacchae, Kino Musica, Shalom Dubas, Nappy Nappa, Sir Eu, Selamino, Royal Height , No Savage so I did.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 26 January 2021 05:27 (one month ago) link
Added some more. But may do an experiment next year and not nominate anyone.
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 27 January 2021 19:23 (four weeks ago) link
The @TheMusicianShip @wammiesdc finalists were announced. Carly Harvey is nominated for best blues artist, best folk artist, best pop artist, best soul song, best pop song . But Bad Moves, Coriky, Bartees Strange & numerous acclaimed rappers didn’t make the finals. ...It’s a dumb system where The Wammies DC pick for the finals whatever 7 nominations in each category get the most people to register & vote for them. So C. Harvey can get in countless categories & encourage votes .
During the last week of the Wammies DC nominations period, I made 23 nominations but didn’t vote. Congrats to Selamino, Kino Musica, Hailu Mergia, Bacchae album, Anthony Pirog-Pocket Poem album, that made the finals. Some of my nominations didn’t make it.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 9 February 2021 13:12 (two weeks ago) link
Our interview w/ @HowardWuelfing is out now! Forced Exposure, Creem, Meltzer/Bangs, DC scene, integrity in PR. For perspective, dude played in Half Japanese & was reviewing Can records in '73! Available everywhere. @JimDeRogatis @ByronColey1 @robtned https://t.co/aXc3FnX6Jx— Rock Writ (@rockwritpod) February 13, 2021
Howard Wuelfing was in Slickee Boys, Nurses, Underheaven, and did zines like Dcenes , Discords, and wrote also for Village Voice, Washington Post, & other zines
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 16 February 2021 04:35 (one week ago) link
Blues Alley , that has been in Georgetown since 1965, may have to move. 124 seat place often had high cover prices, plus food/drink minimum, but if you splurged you could often see a great show in that small place
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 16 February 2021 05:59 (one week ago) link
Celebrating go-go’s 1 year anniversary as DC official music with a 2 to 7 Friday online event with a panel plus Junkyard Band, Sirius Company, Ccb, big g, Weensey
― curmudgeon, Friday, 19 February 2021 05:57 (one week ago) link
Mary Timony video stream filmed by Brendan Canty March 4 for here reissued album Mountains.
On her Bandcamp
― curmudgeon, Friday, 19 February 2021 14:22 (one week ago) link
Awesome 1985 Junkyard Band in Georgetown footage. Wearing short shorts & playing actual junkyard paint buckets and such
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 21 February 2021 02:00 (five days ago) link
Jeff Heavy Metal Parking Lot Krulik's latest film is not a music one, it's about suburbia in Bowie, Maryland and references racial covenants and civil rights protests, plus has some funny footage from a German company made in 1967
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 21 February 2021 05:42 (five days ago) link