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For those complaining about lack of real techno in DC -- a freak occurance has Titonton Duvante playing this Thursday at Mantis on Columbia Road. I'm pretty sure there is no cover.

Michael Minnich, Wednesday, 18 February 2004 23:16 (sixteen years ago) link

fuck how did i miss this post!!! Tombot (another techno techno fan) and I were sitting in a bar two blocks away bitching! damn! Is Mantis generally cool or is it usually the Wallpaper models I see inside (heh not that that is a bad thing I am just too ugly)?

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

I received an e-mail about DC/9 which I think I deleted! It's run by some guy who did a one-off indie-rock dj thing at a sports bar in Chinatown I think. It was called Exit something i think. I'm not sure whether it will cover the same variety of entertainment that Metro Cafe did. My question is isn't the location of DC/9 where a mostly African-American house dance club used to be. Maybe I'm wrong and this isn't a new sign of gentrification--indie-rock replacing house.

Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Monday, 1 March 2004 19:40 (sixteen years ago) link

Anybody been to the dj nights at Bar Nun? Their ad lists a hiphop/r'n'b night and a "grits n gravy" night. The latter was the subject of a Washington City Paper article many years back.

Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Monday, 1 March 2004 19:43 (sixteen years ago) link

I went to Mantis to check out their new basement DJ space this past Friday, and it's very impressive. Holds maybe 100 people, good soundsystem, DJ near the entrance, bar down part of one side and some low sofas in the back past the bar. Dark, a little blue light, and a disco ball. Sort of a mini-Red. They're open Wednesdays - Saturdays, but I can't find a schedule online. It's grabbing the expected upscale house crowd, but they're definitely serious about booking talent.

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

were people dancing? it sounds like a good space if a little small (meaning i would prefer 250 people, not 500). how is the list of EDM events coming? ;-)

Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Monday, 1 March 2004 23:32 (sixteen years ago) link

There were only a few people dancing, but I left pretty early. The flow of the space is a little screwy, so I can imagine it not working too well when packed. Then again, few places do.

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

ugh. i feel like there needs to be a fucking organization or something. can we negotiate a lease for a K St office for the new headquarters of Futurists Against Crappy Techno?

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

WPFW djs and others formed a group that brings avante-jazz and other improv music to town, so Aaron you'll have to put together a group to do the same for techno and other electronic-based sounds!

Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Tuesday, 2 March 2004 14:24 (sixteen years ago) link

How come the Ottobar in Baltimore books more hiphop than DC clubs?

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

One more thing. Last summer the DC govt Commission on the Arts sponsored an event called Fete del la musique in which they had free music all over town. The selection of genres involved wasn't wide enough. I want to try to find out how to widen the selection for this summer.

Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Tuesday, 2 March 2004 15:46 (sixteen years ago) link

get a new Commission? ;-) Steve is the WPFW crew = Transparent productions? I would love to promote again. I did it in college. I need to get to know all the venues around town first though. Its going to take a long time. In about 3 years, start looking for flyers with Kevin Saunderson's name on them.

Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Tuesday, 2 March 2004 17:15 (sixteen years ago) link

Transparent Productions is the improv crew. Not all of 'em are WPFW djs though some are--Bobby Hill and Larry Appelbaum, others?...

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

I asked excellent local DJ Milo (Filler, Matter) about nights, and he said the DJ at the Mantis basement on Wednesdays plays tech house, but that's about the closest - no BANGIN TECHNO nights.

There's the once.twice festival coming up in Baltimore next month-

April 15th - 17th, 2004
Baltimore's 4th Annual
once.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

milo is nice. i have talked to him a couple of times. that fest sounds fun. why does baltimore seem to have a better scene than DC?

Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Thursday, 4 March 2004 04:26 (sixteen years ago) link

Baltimore: city in decay + large warehouse/manufacturing base = cheap venues. Cheap venues + art students + laissez faire police/health/fire department = good scene.

Brian Miller (Brian Miller), Thursday, 4 March 2004 06:53 (sixteen years ago) link

So is Nation (Buzz people) afraid to book some of those folks coming to Baltimore, and is 5 too small, and is the 930 too booked up with bands to consider those artists (and also unwilling to face police/fire dept. scrutiny)?

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 jose.dominguez@dc.gov . 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

Nation needs to take in a huge amount of money at the door just to break even for a night, so they don't have a lot of incentive to book artists that won't appeal to their existing crowd. There would have been a better shot there in the Buzz days when they would let a different promoter/collective take over the patio, but now they're really only booking the main room.

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

Ghostly International showcase at Warehouse Next Door, April 1. Not sure who's playing.

Brian Miller (Brian Miller), Friday, 5 March 2004 00:56 (sixteen years ago) link

The indie-rock stores keep dropping one by one. What's left? The below is from an e-mail from Now...

"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

CD Warehouse in Georgetown (M and 30th), despite its location and hideous clientele, is really outstanding. This weekend I picked up Books' Lemon of Pink, Ghost's Hypnotic Underworld, Arthur Russell's Calling Out of Context, and M83's Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts.

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

You found those "used" or "new" in Georgetown? The one time I was there I didn't see much in there. Wow, that's quite a haul. I'm actually as guilty as anybody in buying stuff online rather then local stores. The last time I tried to go to Now (in early january), it was closed despite its hours being listed as open.

Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Tuesday, 9 March 2004 17:35 (sixteen years ago) link

They were new. But not outrageously priced. Between 14.99-18.99 (Ghost - M83).

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

Hey, I was the one that got Coloma and Ellen Allien in there! I walk by it on my way home from work, so I stop in every couple of days. They're stupendously nice and will go as far as setting up new accounts with distributors to get special orders. I email them a list of upcoming releases I want and they'll have them for me the day they're released. They can be a little slow on imports, but they usually track them down.

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

Can I plug my band here or is that gauche? We are the Vowels from New York/New Jersey, it's our first time playing in DC. We're playing next Saturday, March 13th at Velvet Lounge with Detachment Kit and Apollo Sunshine (spinART). OK I am done. Sorry.

scott m (mcd), Tuesday, 9 March 2004 18:40 (sixteen years ago) link

Agreed about CD Warehouse. And thanks for being the instigator of Coloma and Allien! I did ask John there to get in Silverware, Coloma's debut. I'll be asking them for Junior Boys nearer the release date.

I also have given them a list of stuff I'd like. They have an account with Forced Exposure, so I'll soon have the Lawrence album I've been gasping to hear for ages.

Re: Melody: While they're matchless on international, classical and jazz, their electronic section is showing conspicuous gaps since Joel, who used to buy for the electronic section left for Baltimore at the end of last year. CD Warehouse deserve to clean up!

paul c (paul c), Tuesday, 9 March 2004 18:45 (sixteen years ago) link

part of the problem is that NOW moved to Old Town. why did they do that? I might be the only person in the city who knows who David Ware is.

Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Tuesday, 9 March 2004 20:30 (sixteen years ago) link

After they lost their lease in the pricier part of Arlington(Clarendon near a metro), they moved to an out-of-the way Arlington location practically in Falls Church. I guess they then assumed that an Old Town Alexandria location would be more accessible. But it really wasn't.

Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Tuesday, 9 March 2004 21:10 (sixteen years ago) link

no not at all, and the stock was always the same. i am going to go to the sale this weekend and buy the same stuff i have been eyeing for over a year.

Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Tuesday, 9 March 2004 21:24 (sixteen years ago) link

I've got The Delgados and Malcolm Middleton of Arab Strap coming to DJ at Saint-Ex after their show at the Black Cat Tuesday, March 30th.

Brian Miller (Brian Miller), Tuesday, 9 March 2004 21:48 (sixteen years ago) link

Cool. So I tried to buy stuff at NOW on Saturday. Got there at 12:10 and the store was closed. By 12:50 there were about 15 people waiting and the damn place hadn't opened. Their e-mail said they'd open at noon. I had other things to do so I left. No wonder they went out of business. This happened to me once before trying to go there.

Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Monday, 15 March 2004 01:25 (sixteen years ago) link

We need good local bands and djs to get involved in the below:

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities invites musicians to participate in the 2nd Annual Fête de la Musique DC. The Fête is an internationally recognized music festival that marks the first days of summer. Festival dates are June 18-21, 2004 with performances throughout the afternoon and evening. The Arts Commission is sponsoring special workshops for area musicians interested in participating in the Fete and conducting live auditions for “acoustic” and “acapella” musicians and performers.

All types of musicians and bands interested in learning more can attend one of two special festival workshops. The workshops will provide valuable information on how musicians can participate and receive promotional assistance from the Arts Commission. The workshop dates are:

Dates and Times: Monday, March 15, 2004 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Thursday, March 18, 2004 at 12 Noon – 1 PM

P Place: DC Arts Commission, 410 8th Street NW, 5th floor

Please call (202) 724-5614 or send an email to jose.dominguez@dc.gov with any questions that you may have.


Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Monday, 15 March 2004 01:29 (sixteen years ago) link

Is the Ghostly thing still on at the Warehouse Next Door on April 1st? I thought I saw something else listed there for that night in their City Paper ad. I e-mailed the label and they didn't respond back.

Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Monday, 15 March 2004 01:34 (sixteen years ago) link

I don't have the ad in front of me, but I know at least one of the acts listed, Output Message, is on Ghostly.

Brian Miller (Brian Miller), Monday, 15 March 2004 05:10 (sixteen years ago) link

finally checked out cafe st ex tonight. i went downstairs and had a few chimays on draft. not bad. my improv group might be playing the electric maid in takoma this weekend.

Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Monday, 15 March 2004 05:29 (sixteen years ago) link

oh also does anyone have the kind of connections that would help a hardworking bartender get a job in DC?

Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Monday, 15 March 2004 05:30 (sixteen years ago) link

cafe st ex has draft now? excellent

mookieproof (mookieproof), Monday, 15 March 2004 06:17 (sixteen years ago) link

Aaron, I know the Kimpton Group properties are hiring - Topaz, Rouge, Helix.

Brian Miller (Brian Miller), Monday, 15 March 2004 15:34 (sixteen years ago) link

already went to all of those places :-( i always have a hard time getting new jobs, but when i do get them, i become one of the best employees within a few months. its a frustrating process.

st ex has chimay, stella and delerium and a few more that i cant remember on draft. really nice people there. the barback, by mistake, bussed my last cigarette and matches when i went up to the bar to get another beer. when i mentioned this to the bartender, he gave me matches, a regular hooked me up with a cigarette, and a woman who was with the DJ said she was going out a cigarette run, and asked me what i wanted. i was actually confused by kindess.

Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Monday, 15 March 2004 20:40 (sixteen years ago) link

hello all. my band Indent will be playing tomorrow (sat) night at the electric maid in takoma park at 236 carroll, right near the metro. sets are at 7pm and 10pm, $7. i am the drummer. come have a smoke break with me between sets and introduce yrselves. oh we are a free improv band.

Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Friday, 19 March 2004 18:44 (sixteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...
No Ellen Allien DC dates for her US tour, but Ghostly e-mailed me that Mathew Dear may be coming here in the summer.

My attempts to get the DC Arts Commisssion to add more indie-rock, Latin, African, go-go and hiphop to the upcoming June 20th Free Music Fete seem to have run into bureacratical walls and lack of money. Oh well, I tried.

Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Thursday, 8 April 2004 16:17 (sixteen years ago) link

Yea, yea I know DC has a lack of cheap rent warehouses and is stuck with a not exactly helpful government bureacracy. But I'm still counting on Aaron with his bartending profits or someone else to create events I want to see!!!

Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Thursday, 8 April 2004 17:28 (sixteen years ago) link

i still need a good bartending job for bartending profits. and then there is the matter of a good venue... every time i go out in dc, i feel like there is a lot of great talent, and no place to collect it all. Tom and I went to the first floor bar of Reef last week for the open turntable night. we both DJed for a while, and had fun, but the guys who played after us were tremendous, and as far as i can tell, they usually play in their bedrooms.
i played (this is not 100% correct in order, but generally in order):
convextion "convextion" (matrix 1)
Schatrax "?" (Schatrax)
Paul Kalkbrenner (can't remember)
R is R "Nude Photo" (transmat)
K. Alexi "All for Lee-sah" (transmat)
Pierre's Phantasy Club "Fantasy Girl" (Trax)
Sleezy D "I've Lost Control" (Trax)
Jaime Principle "Baby Wants to Ride" (Trax)
Suzy Q "Two of Hearts"
Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam "I Wonder if I Take You Home"

didnt mix, just having some fun. am going to see Ken Mcintyre of AACM fame tonight I think.

Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Thursday, 8 April 2004 19:17 (sixteen years ago) link

Andreas Tilliander and Normal Music are on tomorrow night (4/9) at DC9.

6/11 is Richie Hawtin and Magda at Cubik

here's the day-by-day linup for the once.twice festival in Baltimore...

>>>>>>>>>

avant hip-hop + twisted rhythms
THURSDAY APRIL 15TH
2549 N Howard Street
www.theottobar.com
All ages / Doors open @ 9pm / ADMISSION $10

DABRYE [ DETROIT - Ghostly International ]
GHISLAIN POIRIER [ MONTREAL - 12k / Chocolate Industries ]
JIMMY EDGAR [ DETROIT - Warp / M3rck / Audio.NL ]
NAUTICAL ALMANAC [ BALTIMORE - Heresee ]
MARC LUSSIER [ BALTIMORE ]

>>>>>>>>>

PERLON LABEL FOCUS
FRIDAY APRIL 16th
THE SUPREME IMPERIAL
223 Pearl STREET
http://www.thehush.net/supreme.htm
All ages / Doors open @ 9pm / ADMISSION $10

AKUFEN [ MONTREAL - Perlon / Force-Inc / Musique Risquee ]
DIMBIMAN aka ZIP [ BERLIN - Perlon ]
MATTHEW DEAR aka JABBERJAW [ DETROIT - Perlon / Plus8 / Ghostly ]
SOMEONE ELSE [ PHILADELPHIA - Foundsound / Musik Krause ]
BEN PARRIS dj set [ Baltimore - Once.Twice / Foundsound ]
MISKATE dj set [ PHILADELPHIA - Foundsound ]

>>>>>>>

SATURDAY APRIL 17th JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
MATTIN CENTER ROSS JONES BUILDING, SDS ROOM
3400 N CHARLES ST,BALTIMORE MD
All ages / Doors open @ 8pm / ADMISSION $10

AGF [ BERLIN - Orthlorng Musork / Kitty Yo ]
+ SUE.C [ SAN FRANCISCO - Orthlorng Musork ]
CHRISTOHPER WILLITS [ SAN FRANCISCO - 12k / Fallt ]
+SCOTT PAGANO [ SAN FRANCISCO - Reline ]
MYLENA BERGERON [ MONTREAL - Oral ]
+ CAROLINE HAYEUR [ MONTREAL ]
LOADBANG [ BALTIMORE ]


Brian Miller (Brian Miller), Thursday, 8 April 2004 20:15 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm looking forward to this. I was at the once.twice exhibition a few years ago with Moonstealingproject/Richard Chartier/Taylor Deupree/Mokira, and it was a really nice (though obv. subdued) time. Definitely making the drive up on Friday, and possibly Saturday as well.

I've been really pleased with the ridiculous amount of good music available to us in the last month or so. Bummed about missing TV on the Radio, but Xiu Xiu were great, and the prospect of seeing Sunburned Hand of the Man + Four Tet (again, in Baltimore, Tuesday the 20th) = more excitement. Add CocoRosie on to that, and I'll be near broke.

Dare, Thursday, 8 April 2004 21:45 (sixteen years ago) link

i really really want to go to friday night's performance with dimbiman, akufen, dear, tc, but i have no ride. is anyone going?

Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Friday, 16 April 2004 05:11 (sixteen years ago) link

four weeks pass...

RICH
tech house & techno

resident DJ's Milo & Daedau

every Friday starting tonight

at Saveur
2218 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Glover Park, DC
10ish-2ish
NO COVER CHARGE


Brian Miller (Brian Miller), Friday, 14 May 2004 19:08 (sixteen years ago) link

nice. i need to take a night off and check it out.

Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Sunday, 16 May 2004 18:09 (sixteen years ago) link

Revive.

What's happening this summer? I don't think the Fort Reno schedule has been announced yet. I'm excited about the D.C. Caribbean Carnival and the related shows happening in a few weeks. Also, the Smithsonian Folklife Fest is gonna be featuring Latin and Haitian music. Anything new folks to tell me about dancehall, electronica, hiphop and go-go wise?

Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Tuesday, 25 May 2004 03:52 (sixteen years ago) link

Sorry I didn't catch your April 16th post, Aaron. If I'd noticed, I would have offered you a ride.

I'm excited about a few DC-area shows coming up in the month of June. MF Doom w/Talib Kweli at the 9:30 Club, Sunday June 13. Madvillain has finally clicked for me, you have to listen to it as a series of vignettes ... looking forward to the show. I've seen Decembrists and Neko Case before, so I'll probably skip their shows the next two nights in order to check out Acid Mothers Temple at the Ottobar in Baltimore, Thursday the 17th. Two good acoustic shows at Iota in Virginia the next week: Iron & Wine, Tuesday the 22nd, and Devendra Banhart Thursday the 24th. I'm from Florida orig., and really looking forward to hearing Sam Beam(Iron & Wine)'s voice live.

Dare, Monday, 7 June 2004 16:14 (fifteen years ago) link

But mayor says no.

Rare Essence is latest DC go-go band to advertise a Facebook and Instagram live video stream . RE is doing one Saturday night

curmudgeon, Saturday, 21 March 2020 04:07 (two months ago) link

RIP DC soul singer Skip Mahoney (originally Mahoaney) who had an amazing falsetto

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GFnawFYOUc

curmudgeon, Saturday, 21 March 2020 04:08 (two months ago) link

Watched Junkyard Band stream on Facebook that drew 7,000 views at one point, and then Rare Essence that got 16,000 views!

curmudgeon, Sunday, 22 March 2020 04:31 (two months ago) link

Watched Junkyard Band stream on Facebook that drew 7,000 views at one point, and then Rare Essence that got 16,000 views!

curmudgeon, Sunday, 22 March 2020 04:31 (two months ago) link

Watched Junkyard Band stream on Facebook that drew 7,000 views at one point, and then Rare Essence that got 16,000 views!

curmudgeon, Sunday, 22 March 2020 04:32 (two months ago) link

Have since heard other go-go bands and djs

curmudgeon, Monday, 23 March 2020 16:20 (two months ago) link

Backyard Band streaming again. On Fri. March 27. Also saying they will be back live in May at Echostage

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 24 March 2020 20:50 (two months ago) link

Funk Parade cancelled. Seeing go fund Mes for Black Cat employees, imp 930 ones, DC legendary musicians old folks, Tropicalia...

DC govt has a new form that independent contractors and non profits can use to apply for $

curmudgeon, Thursday, 26 March 2020 13:56 (two months ago) link

Watched Backyard Band stream Friday. Missed Suttle one last night and Bad Moves last week.

Lots of go fund me’s — for 930/imp, black cat , and Bossa bistro employees

curmudgeon, Sunday, 29 March 2020 23:18 (two months ago) link

There’s a followup W Post article about more layoffs and the decision to preserve their capital ( probably the nearly 100 million endowment ) rather than to dip into that to pay people

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 1 April 2020 16:34 (two months ago) link

Cissa Paz dc based Brazilian music singer Facebook stream Thursday April 2 at 8 pm

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 1 April 2020 16:35 (two months ago) link

https://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/arts/article/21125759/city-lights-revisit-the-fort-reno-ice-cream-eater-and-read-rian-johnsons-screenplays

There’s more to the story of Fugazi and the ice cream eater at Fort Reno

curmudgeon, Thursday, 2 April 2020 12:32 (two months ago) link

RIP Skip Mahoaney, DC soul singer I saw at Carter Barron and elsewhere. They just had a small family only service for Skip.

https://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/arts/article/21126662/city-lights-the-songs-of-a-soul-legend-or-rare-reads-from-capitol-hill-books

curmudgeon, Monday, 6 April 2020 04:06 (one month ago) link

https://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/arts/article/21127932/city-lights-spend-friday-with-sir-eu-or-peruse-the-exhibition-presidential-pastime

Unorthodox dc rapper Sir E. U is releasing new videos every Friday during the pandemic. More details in link

curmudgeon, Monday, 13 April 2020 15:19 (one month ago) link

listened to two people from Bad Moves and then Pallindrome and later Janel & Anthony on the Comet P Instagram live thing. I missed Luke Stewart. Nappy Nappa is supposed to be on now. But Comet live IG link is gone

curmudgeon, Monday, 20 April 2020 01:33 (one month ago) link

Saw some of Sir E.U 's industrial rap

curmudgeon, Monday, 20 April 2020 01:54 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

https://youtu.be/z2EtH68YR-8

7 minute video that's an introduction to Beat Ya Feet dancing and its relationship to dc go-go

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 04:06 (four weeks ago) link

There’s a Backyard Band online thing Friday. ...Rhizome has been doing some and now Mr Henry’s on Capitol Hill.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 15:40 (four weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

https://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/arts/article/21134670/city-lights-hear-a-new-chapter-in-october-71s-mob-tale-or-join-dj-kool-on-gogoradio-live

Me re new October’71 psych rock hiphop album. They’ve led by Rob Stokes, best known as rapper Sir E.U’s drummer. The other short article by Alona is about DJ Kool doing 2 throwback sessions Sunday & Monday nights at 8 on Gogo Radio Live

curmudgeon, Friday, 22 May 2020 19:46 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/27/arts/music/emo-songs-washington-playlist.html

Onetime DC area resident Joe Gross who has lived in Austin for a long time writes here about late 80s and 90s DC punk bands and gives 'em a song a piece. He's got obscure Annapolis bands here and more --Happy Go Licky, Fire Party, Fugazi , Nation Of Ulysses, Shudder to Think (I was not a fan of the singer's operatic/prog metal vocals) and more

curmudgeon, Thursday, 28 May 2020 03:22 (one week ago) link

Those are from the club's current location, not it's original F street one but still some good stuff.

unrelated--

Wednesday June 3 12 noon Facebook live with Ta-Nehisi Coates and Natalie Hopkinson talking about Coates article from 20 years ago-- Dropping the Bomb an Oral History of go-go

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ta-nehisi-coates-drops-the-bomb-on-go-go-20-years-later-tickets-106128134106

https://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/news/article/13019207/dropping-the-bomb

curmudgeon, Monday, 1 June 2020 04:49 (four days ago) link


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