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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

They just kept the outside

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

even as a full rebuild I wish they would have done something more in line with the feel of the building... I don't know, maybe it'll be great.

I DIED, Thursday, 23 February 2012 01:16 (five years ago) Permalink

Maryland teaches Kirk Franklin the gospel gogo chop dance

curmudgeon, Thursday, 23 February 2012 05:10 (five years ago) Permalink


fauxmarc, Thursday, 23 February 2012 06:04 (five years ago) Permalink

awesome isn't it

curmudgeon, Thursday, 23 February 2012 14:58 (five years ago) Permalink

Saturday the 25th:

Noon:30 and Priests at Comet Ping Pong,

and 3 blues/soul gigs:
The D.C. Blues Society presents Memphis' Daddy Mack Blues Band at 8 p.m. at the American Legion Post 41, 905 Sligo Ave., Silver Spring. $17.

Veteran Southern soul acts Roy C. and Jim Bennett perform at 9 p.m. at Lamonts, 4400 Livingston Road, Pomonkey, Md. $25.

longtime acoustic bluesman John Hammond performs at 8 p.m. at the Church of the Epiphany,1317 G St. NW. $25.

curmudgeon, Friday, 24 February 2012 23:00 (five years ago) Permalink

john hammond!!

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Saturday, 25 February 2012 03:18 (five years ago) Permalink

Levine School of Music has brought him to town

curmudgeon, Saturday, 25 February 2012 15:46 (five years ago) Permalink

Saw local jazz singer Lena Seikaly and band do their final set for the evening last night at the fairly new place, Melody Tavern at Route 1 and Glebe Road(Arlington near a Harris Teeter just north of Potomac Yard Shopping Ctr in Alexandria). It's basically a spors bar; so it was a tough crowd to win over--loud, chattering, drinking...She's got a great voice btw

curmudgeon, Saturday, 25 February 2012 15:51 (five years ago) Permalink

But due to family committments missed Amiri Baraka and all the zillions of Saturday night events--the ones mentioned above plus Haitian band Djakout Mizik in Hyattville and Colombian salsa band Fruko y Sus Tejos in Rockville , and more including Guns n Roses-- at Fillmore (maybe that was Thursday)

curmudgeon, Monday, 27 February 2012 04:58 (five years ago) Permalink

I bet this was cool too:
The Fortune's Bones cantata, performed by a full symphony, two choirs, seven soloists and a chorus of African bells featuring creator Dr. Y. Barnswell from Sweet Honey in the Rock at the Clarice Smith Center

and maybe even Blake Shelton at Patriot Center. really

curmudgeon, Monday, 27 February 2012 05:23 (five years ago) Permalink

i've seen noon30 like 3 times now and i am not gonna see them again until they have more than the same damn EP's worth of songs

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 27 February 2012 21:28 (five years ago) Permalink

Y'all were hanging with Trey Songz and members of the Wizards Saturday, right? After Songz DAR gig. Sax lounge is on 11th St NW between G and H. looks pretty snazzy

Saturday’s guest list-only party saw some 200 revelers pack both floors of SAX’s sleekly lit entertainment space, with the upstairs bar area serving as an exclusive ‘vVIP’ space for Liles, Songz, fellow ‘2our’ performer Big Sean, rapper Young Jeezy, and Washington Wizards point guard John Wall, among others.

curmudgeon, Monday, 5 March 2012 16:13 (five years ago) Permalink

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