Author Archive for Steve Kiviat

One Track Mind: Puma Ptah’s “Business of Confusion”

The roots-reggae track slams those who deceive others through misinterpreted religious texts.

NPS Updates Fort Dupont Schedule and Details Budget

Fort Dupont mainstay Roy Ayers is notably missing from this summer's lineup.

Another Summer of Fewer Shows, Smaller Acts at Fort Dupont and Carter Barron

Are the days of seeing impressive triple bills at both locations just a memory?

This Wednesday: Watch TV-One’s Unsung Documentary on Chuck Brown

In addition to the straight facts of Brown's life and the history of go-go, the biography unearths some fascinating lesser-known tidbits.

Guitarist Joel Harrison on Local Legends, D.C. Roadhouse Sounds, and Anthony Pirog

Harrison will play two gigs this weekend with fellow guitarist Anthony Pirog and others.

After 21 Years in Business, P.A. Palace Closes Its Last Store

The go-go purveyor will continue to sell new and old recordings via download and mail order.

WAMA Thinks Kid Congo Powers and Ian Svenonius Are the Same Person

Will "Ian Kid Congo Svenonius" win best pop-rock instrumentalist?

Photographer Chip Py on the Go-Go Underground and Why He Doesn’t Put His Photos Online

"Promoters steal photos for flyers. I don’t want to work on something that I consider art and have it cut up for a flyer."

The Howard Theatre Hosts its First Bounce Beat Go-Go Show Tomorrow

"To be playing on this show means so much to me. It's like a basketball player playing at Madison Square Garden.”

Wammies Hit a Snag, Enact Voting Do-Over

Apparently, lots of WAMA members were only voting for themselves.