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This isn't so much about the music side of things, but damn the 9:30 club staff is impressive. On Saturday they were running shows at the 9:30 club, U Hall, and the Lincoln Theater at the same time without breaking a sweat.

spiced with KNOWING THAT YOU'VE PAID YOUR BILLS (I DIED), Monday, 30 January 2012 20:47 (five years ago) Permalink

For the most part it also seems like the Fillmore has decided not to compete with them for the same type of acts (some exceptions to this--the Roots)

curmudgeon, Monday, 30 January 2012 20:59 (five years ago) Permalink

Not sure anyone else cares, but I am curious if the Hamilton is getting crowds for music-- are people paying $15 for local been around forever roots-rock bands, and will they pay Birchmere prices for out of town roots and blues acts? I have not been there. Fr*tz's Washington Post Going Out Gurus/Weekend thing on the price of a grilled cheese sandwich there was uh entertaining (I guess it should not surprise me that a Clydes-owned place is charging too much for just adequately prepared American style food).

curmudgeon, Monday, 30 January 2012 21:06 (five years ago) Permalink

no price is too much for adequately prepared American style food at 4am

spiced with KNOWING THAT YOU'VE PAID YOUR BILLS (I DIED), Monday, 30 January 2012 21:53 (five years ago) Permalink

Losing my edge, part 4:

Never heard of these djs spinning at "tropical bass" night at Jimmy Valentine's for free on Friday(nor the drummer either):

BEATrix [Ottomania | Meso Creso]
Inda Nile [Anthology of Booty | Ottomania | Meso Creso]
Juan Zapata [Elm]
Meat Hook [Independent]

Live Afro-cuban drumming by Adrian Devny!!!!!!!

curmudgeon, Thursday, 2 February 2012 14:52 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh, I know that a Maracuyeah dj is involved with Anthology of Booty.

curmudgeon, Thursday, 2 February 2012 14:53 (five years ago) Permalink

Juan Zapata's been spinning house for a long time around DC - he was one of the members of East Coast Boogiemen.

I DIED, Thursday, 2 February 2012 14:55 (five years ago) Permalink

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beachville, Thursday, 2 February 2012 14:56 (five years ago) Permalink

Thanks. Dayjob working for Democrat from Oregon.

definition: Torrential downpour of Tropical Bass:: Kuduro// Kwaito// ClubCumbia// BaileFunk// Tropical House

New theory on the Hamilton (courtesy of a pal): those live music roots shows will be attended by some music-following folks who go to the Birchmere and elsewhere regularly, plus they'll get parents and other older folks out for a nice safe fun date night (with the babysitter at home watchin the youngins)

curmudgeon, Thursday, 2 February 2012 15:00 (five years ago) Permalink

x-post --google is showing some hits for dj Beatrix. Kuduro and kwaito being spun by by dc djs for one crowd; and by DJ Chick and others mostly in Maryland (but also DC and VA) for another crowd(mostly African immigrants)

curmudgeon, Thursday, 2 February 2012 15:20 (five years ago) Permalink

love juan, never really heard him in a tropical context but the ecb were transformative for me in figuring out what kind of house music i liked a decade ago

fauxmarc, Thursday, 2 February 2012 16:18 (five years ago) Permalink

But the Lux Lounge on Friday has got NBA players. No, not the Wizards:

GET IN YOUR ZONE! Y.O.L.O. {You Only Live Once}

LUX FRIDAYS: a night to discover the true meaning of partying as we transcend the basic nightlife experience. Escape into a world where you're free to party as hard
as your heart desires, with no rules, just LIVE LIFE! Dance the night away
to the energetic sounds of Celebrity DJ Quicksilva of 93.9 WKYS

Hosted by Clippers
Blake Griffin - Chris Paul - Caron Butler - Chauncey Billups

Doors Open at 10pm
Free before 11pm on guest list

curmudgeon, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:56 (five years ago) Permalink

Foul Swoops getting more attention these days. Or maybe its just me noticing

curmudgeon, Friday, 3 February 2012 15:05 (five years ago) Permalink

Yep, I know these Arlington guys have been around for a few years though

curmudgeon, Friday, 3 February 2012 15:06 (five years ago) Permalink

Kizomba dance music in the burbs (and just in the burbs I think)--Parva Lounge in Bethesda sometime soon

curmudgeon, Friday, 3 February 2012 15:11 (five years ago) Permalink

How was it?

pretty good actually! looking forward to catching locals priests ( again sometime

an a drive (los blue jeans), Saturday, 4 February 2012 04:08 (five years ago) Permalink


tags: world gothic metal riot Washington

curmudgeon, Monday, 6 February 2012 16:55 (five years ago) Permalink

wonks and government types and others who moonlight in rock bands

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 15:50 (five years ago) Permalink

If anyone fancies being my +1 for Veronica Falls at the Black Cat, let me know.

encarta it (Gukbe), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 05:57 (five years ago) Permalink

Was thinking about that show, but can't make it. Nice enough UK twee and postpunk pop from that Slumberland outfit.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 14:40 (five years ago) Permalink

x-post --How were Veronica Falls?

RIP WPFW jazz dj and jazz historian Jamal Muhammad

RIP alt-country and classical and more guitarist Phil Mathieu

curmudgeon, Saturday, 11 February 2012 14:24 (five years ago) Permalink

Lebron James was at the ShadowRoom. I am kind of interested for some reason in where professional athletes show up when they're visiting the area. Call it rubbernecking. He was booed by many as the Heat were crushing the Wizards but these events are attended by a less hostile crowd apparently.

Not only did LeBron and teammate Dwyane Wade have a dinner fit for a king at Georgetown's Cafe Milano -- a spot where senators, ambassadors and Clintons can be spotted on a regular basis -- the duo also hosted a party at Shadow Room nightclub on K Street , which featured a $50 cover. (Cash is king, they say.)

As bottles popped, LeBron sat on his VIP throne, surrounded by his ladies in waiting; loyal, iPhone photo-snapping disciples; and famous sports professionals (think Baltimore Ravens Player Michael Oher of "The Blind Side").

Around 1:45 a.m., he returned to his five-star hotel with the girls. (We hope he was worth the wait.)

curmudgeon, Saturday, 11 February 2012 14:31 (five years ago) Permalink

man, really managed to capture the decadence of Lebon's night in DC!

Z S, Saturday, 11 February 2012 15:51 (five years ago) Permalink

$50 cover? Wow.

skip, Saturday, 11 February 2012 16:58 (five years ago) Permalink


Veronica Falls were very good. Tighter than when I saw them a few years ago. New songs sound pretty good. Some minor sound problems due to their new sound guy but very enjoyable all around.

encarta it (Gukbe), Saturday, 11 February 2012 21:12 (five years ago) Permalink

I wish I could have gone to this today, but Thursday at 1pm is not exactly a convenient time:

Washington's U Street: A Biography
> Join renowned author Blair A. Ruble and veteran jazz broadcaster Rusty
> Hassan for a discussion on Ruble's most recent book, Washington's U
> Street: A Biography. A prominent urbanist, jazz aficionado and longtime
> Washington, D.C. resident, Blair Ruble is director of the Kennan Institute
> and of the Comparative Urban Studies Programs at the Woodrow Wilson
> International Center for Scholars. Rusty Hassan has been described by
> author and jazz journalist, Willard Jenkins as " of the warmest,
> most knowledgeable interviewers in jazz radio... one of those cornerstones
> of the jazz cognoscenti in the D.C. area." "Washington's U Street: A
> Biography" traces the history of this neighborhood from its Civil War-era
> origins to its recent gentrification.
> This lecture will take place in the Great Hall, of the Martin Luther King,
> Jr. Memorial Library, on February 16th, at 1 p.m. The lecture is free and
> open to the public.

curmudgeon, Thursday, 16 February 2012 19:02 (five years ago) Permalink

preferring the new ish people from dc say to the ...other one

fauxmarc, Friday, 17 February 2012 18:46 (five years ago) Permalink

Most Wammie winners as predictable as expected. While the nominee list was more inclusive, the winner list was not.

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 15:58 (five years ago) Permalink


The Blowoff

uh was that supposed to be mould/morel's blowoff party instead?

fauxmarc, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 19:24 (five years ago) Permalink

Morel still lives in DC, right?

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 19:44 (five years ago) Permalink

dunno i guess, that link is something else entirely tho

fauxmarc, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:03 (five years ago) Permalink

Ah, that's what you meant. Did not click on it. Not surprised they would include the wrong link

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:29 (five years ago) Permalink

which is the one that is (was?) closing, i thought it was love

fauxmarc, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 02:50 (five years ago) Permalink

not a shock that a certain city paper writer doesn't understand the distinction between highest grossing and most profitable.

I DIED, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 07:30 (five years ago) Permalink

She's kinda new. But yes.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 15:02 (five years ago) Permalink

a possible new sw DC club. But will it offer the Caribbean and African and adult r'n'b sounds that former SW DC club Zanzibar featured, or the Latin sounds of H20, I doubt it.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 15:57 (five years ago) Permalink

a bit disappointed with Black Cat's bookings and sound quality lately - not that the horrible sound is anything new, but I find myself going to RNR Hotel a lot more often lately.

skip, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 16:06 (five years ago) Permalink

Any theories on why?

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 16:42 (five years ago) Permalink

Red Palace has gotten new Pitchfork faves Cloud Nothings

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 16:43 (five years ago) Permalink

ticketed for Cloud Nothings, made sure to buy before the pitchfork review.

not sure why... lots of ebb and flow in these things. Maybe it's nothing.

skip, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:28 (five years ago) Permalink

"before the pitchfork review"....

Speaking of rock shows not at Black Cat, I see that the Clean & Times New Viking tour is gonna be at the RnR Hotel in June.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:12 (five years ago) Permalink

Wish I could convince more folks that Otis Taylor's trance blues is not like conventional bar band blues. He's at Blues Alley tonight (nice cozy sit-down place except for annoying 2 drink minimum)

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:16 (five years ago) Permalink

Wanda Sykes $95! Ouch!

skip, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 22:12 (five years ago) Permalink

“The interior has a very modern feel — it’s very sleek, there’s lots of wood, video walls, recessed lighting. I think people are going to be impressed by the scope of what we’ve done.”


got to admit I wasn't really hoping for a "very modern feel" from a $29 million renovation of a century old theater.

I DIED, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 22:37 (five years ago) Permalink

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