― 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
― Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Friday, 13 February 2004 04:42 (seventeen years ago) link
― 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 (seventeen years ago) link
― Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Monday, 1 March 2004 19:40 (seventeen years ago) link
― Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Monday, 1 March 2004 19:43 (seventeen 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 (seventeen years ago) link
― Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Monday, 1 March 2004 23:32 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen years ago) link
― Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Tuesday, 2 March 2004 14:24 (seventeen 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 (seventeen years ago) link
― Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Tuesday, 2 March 2004 15:46 (seventeen years ago) link
― Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Tuesday, 2 March 2004 17:15 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen years ago) link
― Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Thursday, 4 March 2004 04:26 (seventeen years ago) link
― Brian Miller (Brian Miller), Thursday, 4 March 2004 06:53 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen years ago) link
― Brian Miller (Brian Miller), Friday, 5 March 2004 00:56 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen years ago) link
― Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Tuesday, 9 March 2004 17:35 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen years ago) link
― smoking grass, poor caddying. (morrisp), Friday, 30 April 2021 05:08 (three months ago) link
So the Punk the Capital doc is worth seeing, and there’s an online screening Friday May 14 too. This doc’s 1976 to 1983 focus covers an earlier period than the other doc Salad Days. Though they both overlap in coverage a bit. Some great home movie super 8 footage in this one
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 4 May 2021 16:16 (three months ago) link
Earlier bio of Amha Eshete covering his years as a pioneering Ethiopian producer and label owner, plus touching on his later years after he fled to Washington DC and started the Blue Nile and the Ibex restaurant/ clubs. In a French website obit for Eshete it noted that Nina Simone visited and ate at Blue Nile.
The Ibex club had Ethiopian bands playing on one floor and go-go and old school r’n’b on another. Rip Amha Eshete
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 4 May 2021 16:19 (three months ago) link
You know about Inner Ear likely closing, yes?
― Frumious Cumberbatch (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 16:59 (three months ago) link
Inner Ear may be coming back in same location in the new building but as a nonprofit educational studio; or it may move. Arlington Arts folks got grief about the impact on Inner Ear, and so while they’re going ahead with new arts nonprofit building there, they are at least sort of giving lip service or more to the future of Inner Ear.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 4 May 2021 18:16 (three months ago) link
It is kind of LOLz that Arlington, in order to create a cultural district, may be displacing a genuine example of Arlington culture. Though it’s been a long time since Arlington was a hotbed of homegrown indie rock.
― Van Halen dot Senate dot flashlight (Boring, Maryland), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 19:22 (three months ago) link
Speaking of Arlington, wera Arlington community radio vinyl vault show is interviewing Ian about records and stuff Thursday May 6 at 8 et online etc
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 5 May 2021 15:36 (two months ago) link
Ian Mackaye not the notorious Ian S who has moved to Los Angeles
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 5 May 2021 15:38 (two months ago) link
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 5 May 2021 15:48 (two months ago) link
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 6 May 2021 05:01 (two months ago) link
Here’s the nice video Kumera did with footage in Colombia and in the District of Columbia’s Malcolm X park among other locales
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 6 May 2021 14:15 (two months ago) link
Funk Parade panels are free online today, but they’re charging for their virtual “parade” which I see has gotten smaller ( 3 acts dropped off the bill).
Later in May there’s a DC Music Summit conference with performances. R’n’b, some rap, jazz , but no go-go or street rap
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 8 May 2021 14:24 (two months ago) link
New 3rd album by postpunk trio Nice Breeze on Bandcamp and Spotify
― curmudgeon, Monday, 10 May 2021 15:16 (two months ago) link
Live Q&A: Punk the CapitalJoin the film's director, James Schenider, co-director Paul Bishow, and other surprise guests on Thursday, May 20 at 7 PM ET via Facebook Live. No Facebook account necessary! Hosted by George Myers from Amherst Cinema.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 13 May 2021 03:39 (two months ago) link
. DC Music Summit online-- Friday May 21 through Sunday May 23Sat. May 22 --Fly Zah Performance*9:40AM-10:40AM Carolyn Malachai KEYNOTE ADDRESS*10:40AM - 10:55AM Cecily - Guided Meditation; 12:00PM - 1:00PM Tools & Programs to Empower Youth During the Pandemic byShanay Miles3: :00 PM - 3:30PM Performances : Carly Harvey & Asha Santee Sunday 5-23- 5:30PM - 6:30PM Closing Event and Performances***Natalie Brooke, The Cruddy Crankerz, and Dior Ashley Brown & F.L.O.T.U.S.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 13 May 2021 03:40 (two months ago) link
Heavy Metal Parking Lot 35th Anniversary Party webinarDescriptionJoin directors John Heyn and Jeff Krulik for a virtual screening of the seminal 1986 documentary on 35th anniversary of that fateful Judas Priest concert at the Capital Centre. Hosted by Joe and Nick from the Found Footage Festival and featuring:-Rarely seen footage from the 35-year history of the cult classic film-Krulik and Heyn's follow-up movie, "Neil Diamond Parking Lot"-Highlights from Krulik's collection of public access weirdness from Maryland-A live Heavy Metal Parking Lot alumni reunion featuring the stars from the movieSign up and trip Jack Daniels with us!TimeMay 31, 2021 09:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Mt Pleasant uprising anniversary community concert 4 to 9 today Saturday May 15 Lamont St & Mt Pleasant street
Leonardo Rua at 5 ; Kumera Zekarias at 5:30 are only performers I have gotten word that are playing
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 15 May 2021 19:37 (two months ago) link
Former zine editor and now director of Salad Days dc punk doc and Creem doc Scott Crawford has a new podcast called Spoke. He talks to Jim Saah in episode 1. Saah is a longtime punk show photographer, had a zine I wrote for called Uno Mas, and helped Crawford on Salad Days.
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 16 May 2021 20:40 (two months ago) link
Photos up through May in Mount Pleasant alley near Elle. Friday talk. Streetscapes plus Chuck Brown, Sharon Jones, Laughing Man band ( Luke Stewart), jazz musicians at Cafe Toulouse
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 25 May 2021 13:13 (two months ago) link
Cambodian garage rock and the evil Khmer Rouge movie doc “Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten “ is screening on Reach tonight. Plus first Les the DJ spinning Filipino rock vinyl
Some interesting Reach / k Ctr mill stage weekends this summer
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 27 May 2021 15:08 (two months ago) link
Jeff Krulik films Bill McKenzie talking about growing tomatoes and how he got into the DC punk scene circa the late 1970s
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 27 May 2021 19:35 (two months ago) link
Some new Baltimore and DC r’n’b & rap cuts
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 1 June 2021 22:50 (two months ago) link
Punk the Capital is screening at Charles Theatre in Baltimore tonight Wednesday. Jeff Nelson will be there
GoGo City doc that is about gentrification as much as go-go is screening online as part of Filmfest DC June 4 to 13 I think
Scott Crawford podcast mentioned above is now up to 3 episodes. Lyle Presler of Minor Threat in 2 sessions
A dc hiphop movie doc is coming soon. I forget what it’s called
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 2 June 2021 21:13 (two months ago) link
Juneteenth go-go weekend gigs coming
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 8 June 2021 04:56 (one month ago) link
June 19 deadline for DMV musicians to submit music for consideration to be selected to play Fort Reno later this summer.
Details at link
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 8 June 2021 16:26 (one month ago) link
Juneteenth Moechella- Friday night Bouncebeat bands and exercise workout @ Audi Field; Saturday March for equity & Justice w/ bands from BLM plaza to U Street; Sunday Moechella Unity Fest at Gateway Pavilion, MLK Ave Se with EU, Junkyard, TOB, ABM, Ambition Band, MTM plus guest rappers , a kids haven for little kids and lots of vendors
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 15 June 2021 04:13 (one month ago) link
DMV has too many rappers for old guys like me to keep up with
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 16 June 2021 22:32 (one month ago) link
NPS has announced that Fort Dupont park concert series will be online only again this summer. They say it will include soul, funk, hiphop, jazz.” No specific dates or acts announced yet
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 17 June 2021 13:26 (one month ago) link
Don Zientara made an announcement on his Facebook that the legendary Inner Ear Studios is closing 10/1 which is a goddamned shame.
― Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Sunday, 20 June 2021 01:21 (one month ago) link
Yeah, sucks. Don is a truly fine person in addition to running a great studio. He did something with my drum sound that will never be equaled.
― Champagne Heathernova (Ye Mad Puffin), Sunday, 20 June 2021 01:46 (one month ago) link
But it sounds like he will be producing elsewhere
― curmudgeon, Monday, 21 June 2021 16:00 (one month ago) link
Zientara said only the location won’t stay the same.
“Inner Ear is not going away — it will be set up somewhere else. I’m still gonna be working. I’m not finished. I haven’t bought a fishing pole, or worms or flies yet.
― curmudgeon, Monday, 21 June 2021 16:02 (one month ago) link
Rhizome is doing 4 outdoors shows July 1 to 4. They now also say they don’t have to move until early next year.
Black Cat is reopening Friday July 9 with a free dj night with Baby Alcatraz and Mark Cisneros spinning the tunes. Live music coming after that soon
― curmudgeon, Monday, 21 June 2021 16:06 (one month ago) link
Good news about Rhizome, was just there last night for a concert.
― Van Halen dot Senate dot flashlight (Boring, Maryland), Monday, 21 June 2021 17:13 (one month ago) link
Cool that Rhizome can get acclaimed jazz guitarists like Mary Halvorsen
― curmudgeon, Monday, 21 June 2021 17:20 (one month ago) link
.@BearFamilyRec Announces Release of ‘R&B in D.C. 1940-1960’ CD box set tells the story of DC r’n’b in 16 cds and a 252 page book put together by Jay Bruder
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 22 June 2021 19:56 (one month ago) link
oh man that does.
― Heez, Tuesday, 22 June 2021 21:23 (one month ago) link
16 CDs! I didn’t think they were making those big boxes anymore.
― Van Halen dot Senate dot flashlight (Boring, Maryland), Tuesday, 22 June 2021 22:20 (one month ago) link
Lots of go-go shows happening; plus a big Caribbean dj thing at Bliss July 3rd; the second African Cookout with a bunch of djs is alo on the 3rd at Balkonie Bar & grill on Greenbelt Rd; jazz here and there; a fair amount of experimental; Lamont's 30th anniversary July 10; Palestinian oud player Huda Asfour is back sorta (now living in Baltimore); Colombian Leo Rua but not seeing much rock of the kind I am interested in live yet (although I missed that fest The Caribbean did)-- no Des Demonas, Bacchae, Coriky, although the below could be good
July 16 at Black Cat-- Exotiq Int'l is a new band from GL Jaguar (Priests), Laura Harris (Ex Hex), Niko Rao (Bottled Up), and Dajando Smith. Radical optimism and ecstatic energies sourced from Purple Music's outer reaches.
They're playing with Too Free and DJ Anno .
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 04:47 (one month ago) link
Amanda of Fort Reno concerts is looking to document the whole history of the concerts there since 1968.
I think she’s also waiting on a permit from National PRk Service for later this summer 2021 shows.
Meanwhile Fort Dupont Park’s online only 2021 series is still tba
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 30 June 2021 21:28 (one month ago) link
rapper IDK is busy
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 1 July 2021 17:04 (one month ago) link
Lamont’s club 30th anniversary show today in Pomonkey md. No website. Owner once snail mailed me a schedule. It’s an outdoor event today with Sons of Soul; and O’Jays tribute band; Hardway Connection; Jim Bennett
Nellie Travis of “Hey Mr Sexy Man” fame is at the Pomonkey American Legion July 17
There’s go-go at Lamont’s July 31
Black Cat reopened w/ DJ Baby Alcatraz
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 10 July 2021 13:28 (three weeks ago) link
DMV rap and go-go together Wednesday at Hanger's in Camp Springs , MD
rappers Big Flock and 30H Black plus go-go bands CCB, XIB, Ambition Band, Drastic Measures Band
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 14 July 2021 04:00 (three weeks ago) link
La Manplesa movie doc about 1991 Mt Pleasant uprising debuts tonight at Gala Hispanic; then for free Thursday at Kennedy Center Reach. Movie focuses a lot on DC Latinx activists & musicians
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 21 July 2021 14:11 (two weeks ago) link
Songbyrd will take over Coconut Club’s former location on Penn Street NE …The exact date of its grand opening in Northeast is still to be determined, but in the meantime, Edmonson and Lapan will reopen Songbyrd’s original location on Aug. 16
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 25 July 2021 04:07 (one week ago) link
Velvet Lounge and Dodge City permanently closing
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 25 July 2021 04:08 (one week ago) link
Fast Eddie's in Maryland got in trouble for having live go-go music before they were legally allowed to have live music under Covid rules. Prince George's County is not allowing them to have live music for now, but is letting them be open as a bar.
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 25 July 2021 04:11 (one week ago) link
Jazz singer Aaron Myers has a song called “The New Jim Crow” on his new album. He’s at the Eaton Hotel Friday July 30
― curmudgeon, Friday, 30 July 2021 03:30 (five days ago) link
Six August Fort Reno gigs starting Monday with Clear Channel, Nice Breeze, & Black Rails
Also , virtual online only Fort Dupont starts this weekend . I forget who
Sirius Company & Jo-go Project Saturday August 7 online
― curmudgeon, Friday, 30 July 2021 14:23 (five days ago) link
Mask up if you're going I guess--
Thurs. Aug. 5 – Feedel Band at Bossa Raga at the Reach 5:30 p.m. DJ set with DJ Anandroid8:30 p.m.-Raga: A Film Journey to the Soul of India film screening on the Video Wall
Fri. August 6 –Raga at the Reach 5 & 7 p.m.-DJ sets with Shuno Re!6 p.m.-Performance by Rini7:15 p.m.- Performance by Deepak Ram
Kundalika ( global jugalbandi- inspired by traditional Indian ragas plus jazz, bluegrass, Western drums, and Latin rhythm.) @ Rhizome
Sunstoney and Sir EU @ DC9
8:00 pm La Marvela (women, African-rooted Columbian/Caribbean @ Lubber Run Amphitheater, N.2nd & Columbus Sts., Arlington,VA 22203; free
Rafael Ponde samba band @ Bossa DC @ 8; Alfredo Mojica salsa group @ 10:30pm
Sat. August 7- Sirius Company & Jo-go Project virtual show @ Fort Dupont Park
Ethiopian music fundraiser for city of Ataye, Ethiopia @12 noon in Barcroft Park, 4200 S. 4 Mile Run, Arlington, Va
Crazy Doberman (free jazz) , Model Home (DC rapped voice & electronics), Lazuli (DC noise) @ Rhizome Raga at the reach 5 & 7 p.m. DJ sets with Shuno Re!
6 p.m. Performance by Deepak Ram7:15 p.m.Performance by Rini
August 13, Friday Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble @Peerless Rens Club, 406 Chester Ave, Annapolis, MD 21403 FFIC: http://www.peerlessrensclub.com
August 13- BAD MOVES, OCEANATOR, BACCHAE at Black Cat
75th India Independence Day Celebration w/ Sukhbir Singh is a Bhangra singer. He is often referred to as the "Prince of Bhangra" plus Kajal Aggarwal is an Indian film actress and model. Sun, Aug 15 3:00 PM Bull Run Regional Park, 7700 Bull Run Dr, Centreville, VA 20121
OUTDOOR CONCERT: Vivien Goldman / Dunia & AramAug 19, 2021 6:30 PM – 9:00 PMThursday August 19 * doors at 630pm * outside at Rhizome * TICKETS
― curmudgeon, Monday, 2 August 2021 03:21 (two days ago) link