― 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 (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 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 (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
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 (three months ago) link
rapper IDK is busy
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 1 July 2021 17:04 (three months 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 months 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 months 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 (three months 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 (two months ago) link
Velvet Lounge and Dodge City permanently closing
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 25 July 2021 04:08 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 months ago) link
Frank Scooby Sirius talking about how go-go bands need to reinvent while still maintaining classic sound
Saturday night Fort Dupont streams their show
― curmudgeon, Friday, 6 August 2021 03:58 (two months ago) link
James Jas Funk, vocalist w/ DC go-go bands Rare Essence and Proper Utensils is also a @WPFWDC DJ where he usually plays old school soul. But he’s filling in for jazz DJ Myuki today & playing Betty Carter, Freddie Cole, Nancy Wilson plus jazz instrumentalists as well.
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 8 August 2021 17:28 (two months ago) link
RIP dc raised producer Chucky Thompson at 53 from Covid complications. Also produced Chuck Brown and many others
― curmudgeon, Monday, 9 August 2021 18:56 (two months ago) link
Lots of Chip Py go-go photos here
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 18 August 2021 16:16 (two months ago) link
Chucky Thompson go-go history
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 18 August 2021 16:17 (two months ago) link
Final Fort Reno gig of summer 2021 tonight Monday. Mark Cisneros & DJ Baby Alcatraz will be spinning records in between bands Interstate Rivals and Grumbler
― curmudgeon, Monday, 23 August 2021 18:19 (one month ago) link
August 28 is March on Washington and a Moechella
Washington Women in Jazz hosting events at K Center next Thursday through Saturday plus Spacycloud Djs
― curmudgeon, Monday, 23 August 2021 18:22 (one month ago) link
Did my first DMV DC Baltimore concert calendar gig list since March 2020. Lots of fall events including many many today:
Ethiopian New Year
End of Summer Soul Fest w/ JR Walker Allstars Band & Show, Stylistics Revue feat. Van Field, Might Mighty Dells Revue, Dr Salaam Love honoring Smokey Robinson, Hardway Connection, Kevin Langford Band @ Drury Ballpark, 1139 Smith Ln., Lothian, MD
CultureFest DMV (Caribbean music) @ 1 @ National Harbor
Free Kennedy Center outdoor event--Dupont Brass (5-6pm), DC Legendary Musicians Gospel (6:15-7:15pm), Ragamala Dance Co on Kennedy Center Lower lawn 7:30 to 9pm
Proper Utensils, 4 Life Project, X Factor, Pump Blenders, West Mob 12 noon to 7 pm 2 Fort Circle Park/Fort Totten (Between Galloway St. & Gallatin St. NE DC)
Ambition Band (go-go) for free @ 6 pm @ Moechella Gallery in Eastern Market
Fiesta DC 11am to 7 pm on Pennsylvania Ave w/ Mala Fe & Orquestra; Optimo;
Long Branch Festival with Cheick Hamala Diabate @ 6 pm & La Colombopercutivo @ 7 pm in Long Branch, MD
CCB go-go band at halftime of 7:30 pm Howard U. at U of MD football game
Black Cat 28th Anniversary party w/ Algiers; Ted Leo; The Owners; Teen Cobra; Anna Connolly (w/ Hannah Burris) @ Black Cat
Raheen DeVaughan @ City Winery
Kush: Sitali w/ Eliot Seppa @ Bossa @ 7:30 (afro-folk); Latin Night w/ Tumbao @ 9 @ Bossa
Dave Chappell Band @ Hank Dietle’s
Embassies of embassy row tour @ 12 noon
Crown Vic’s Weird World Dance Party at the Green Zone @ 10 pm
BYB & New Impressionz @ Hard Rock Café
Rare Essence @ Aqua
TOB @ 4 pm @ Marvin Gaye Park
Still Familiar @ Masonic Temple on U St NW
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 11 September 2021 15:20 (one month ago) link
― Derek and Clive Get the Horn Street (Boring, Maryland), Saturday, 11 September 2021 15:30 (one month ago) link
Inner Ear Studio history article with lots of Ian Mackaye quotes about the place and Don Zientara. The Arlington location is closing but Don says he will reopen elsewhere. He had a studio in his home basement before Inner Ear.
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 15 September 2021 03:12 (one month ago) link
Don will be playing music himself at Epicure Cafe in Fairfax on October 2. I am adding that to my concert calendar along with a bunch of other gigs I have noticed
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 15 September 2021 03:14 (one month ago) link
― Richard Marxist (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 15 September 2021 10:11 (one month ago) link
Looking ahead —September 25 has that cool jazz meets go-go event in Malcolm X Park and late that several nice Art all Night events
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 15 September 2021 19:23 (one month ago) link
Broccoli Fest cancelled this year
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 19 September 2021 05:10 (one month ago) link
RIP 91-year old blues guitarist Warner Williams whose duo group Little Bit of Blues used to play around in the 1990s. Williams was known for his Piedmont blues styleBlues Here’s an old article about him. Saw on FB that he passed
― curmudgeon, Monday, 20 September 2021 19:14 (one month ago) link
German Bear Family label releases 16 cd plus huge book in a box of 1940 to 1960 DC r’n’b
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 21 September 2021 03:33 (one month ago) link
RIP Melvin Deal at 75, leader of the DC based African Heritage Dancers and Drummers
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 22 September 2021 13:52 (one month ago) link
thanks curm for that blogspot you posted with local shows. bookmarked
― Heez, Wednesday, 22 September 2021 14:44 (one month ago) link
I keep updating it too.
Some ones that interest me—Cameroon’s Petit Pays Friday night in Burtonsville; Next Fest jazz & go-go w/ specific times listed for Saturday, some Saturday Art all Night events; Erykah Badu; Sept 30- 75 Dollar Bill opening for Mac M at DC 9
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 23 September 2021 15:21 (four weeks ago) link
yeah gonna take the family out for nextfest
― Heez, Thursday, 23 September 2021 15:26 (four weeks ago) link
Chris Richards re the $200 16 cds plus huge coffee table book of 1940-1960 dc r & b
― curmudgeon, Friday, 24 September 2021 14:29 (four weeks ago) link
An Amazon reviewer savaged the remastering as flat but I may buy this anyway.
― Porking level G4 (Boring, Maryland), Friday, 24 September 2021 14:37 (four weeks ago) link
Some tracks are from 78s and some from tape and yeah some of it does sound muffled and flawed . But I am just going to deal with that .
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 28 September 2021 14:54 (three weeks ago) link
If like most people, you've been jonesing to read the origin story of the music biz in DC, and hear its first sixteen volumes, we got you!Now in stock, hand delivery citywide, free delivery on #capitolhill .https://t.co/tTAxLi0FHq— Spin Time Records (@SpinTimeRecords) September 13, 2021
Chris Richards on Don Zientara and Inner Ear studio.
At the end it notes Zientara is doing a free gig himself Friday at 6 at a brewery and one Saturday night in Fairfax
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 29 September 2021 15:39 (three weeks ago) link
Oh no. Singer Julia Nixon has died of Covid. She used her soulful voice and theatrical power in DC music clubs and onstage in Dreamgirls and other shows on and off from the 80s. She used to play little Mr Henry''s a lot. Then moved back to her native North Carolina in early 2000s
― curmudgeon, Friday, 1 October 2021 04:39 (three weeks ago) link
Hey DC locals, I am trying to talk my teenage son to seeing an All Ages show with my wife and myself at the Black Cat and he asked me if there was a place to sit. I told him I was dubious since it's a club but I would ask the locals.
― Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Friday, 1 October 2021 16:30 (three weeks ago) link
There are a few tables and seats in the back of the room, yes.
― Chris L, Friday, 1 October 2021 17:21 (three weeks ago) link
Now a City Paper writer on Inner Ear Studio
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 7 October 2021 18:57 (two weeks ago) link
There are a few tables and seats in the back of the room, yes.― Chris L, Friday, October 1, 2021 1:21 PM (six days ago) bookmarkflaglink
― Chris L, Friday, October 1, 2021 1:21 PM (six days ago) bookmarkflaglink
And benches and stools on the side of the room opposite the bar.
― Infanta Terrible (j.lu), Thursday, 7 October 2021 21:05 (two weeks ago) link
La Marvela and Leo Rua, dc based acts from Colombia are part of the free Down in the Reeds fest Saturday at the old Walter Reed Medical Center ( now the Parks at Walter Reed)
― curmudgeon, Friday, 8 October 2021 19:16 (two weeks ago) link
There’s also Saturday in the Parks event at the reopened Franklin Square park ( now with less trees) with club dance music and jazz.
This Saturdays in Franklin Park DC dance music & more series is impressive. OCTOBER 9thAfrofuturism Meets JazzRon Trent (Music and Power, Chicago)Live Performance & DJ Set ByBrad Linde’s Tribute To Sun Ra / Adrian Lovinghttps://www.downtowndc.org/event/rocktheparkdc/
― curmudgeon, Friday, 8 October 2021 19:19 (two weeks ago) link
After Inner Ear studio is demolished they might build an outdoor stage and name it after Inner Ear ( or maybe not).
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 13 October 2021 20:26 (one week ago) link
― juristic person (morrisp), Wednesday, 13 October 2021 20:41 (one week ago) link
Zientaraweather Post Pavilion
― Extinct Namibian shrub genus: Var. (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 13 October 2021 20:53 (one week ago) link
All great names!
so there's a new (academic?) book coming out about 1978 to 1983 DC hardcore punk
Politics as Sound: The Washington, DC, Hardcore Scene, 1978-1983 (Music in American Life) Paperback – October 19, 2021by Shayna Maskell (Author)
She has an American Studies degree from U of Md and now teaches at George Mason U I see online.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 14 October 2021 17:55 (one week ago) link
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 14 October 2021 18:00 (one week ago) link
Due allegedly to complaints about noise from Ellington condo building residents , the Bin 1301 wine bar did not have its lease renewed in September and is out. I started following that place on IG awhile back because awesome drummer Trae Crudup ( who plays with Luke Stewart and has dc gospel, marching band, gogo roots) was playing along with musicians and hiphop djs together at same time . The IG stories from there were great. They had a Monday night live music series more recently. But now place is closed. Boo.
― curmudgeon, Monday, 18 October 2021 15:41 (four days ago) link
Bin 1301 wine bar was on U Street btw
― curmudgeon, Monday, 18 October 2021 15:42 (four days ago) link