It's a busy week for D.C. punk nostalgia. Tomorrow night at the Black Cat Backstage, Punk the Capital’s D.C.-based directors James Schneider and Paul Bishow will screen rare D.C. punk footage and clips from their work in progress to raise funds for the rest of the film's post-production work. And on Wednesday, at the DC Music [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Bad Brains’
There's a song on Meshell Ndegeocello's 2002 album, Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape, called "Barry Farms," which takes its name from the Anacostia public housing project known for its Goodman League basketball tournament. The track carries a light go-go swing and taps into the musician's days as a bassist for D.C. go-go band Rare Essence.
On Tuesday, [...]
"This is a dream come true for me, just to see my face on one of those cardboard go-go posters," said Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl at the 9:30 Club on Monday night. On the posters, Grohl was slated to be the MC of a birthday celebration for Trouble Funk's legendary frontman Big Tony. But Grohl [...]
For those that called the original 9:30 Club a home away from home in the '80s and early '90s, the sight of a cameraman perched in a crow's nest on a pillar shooting the stage was a familiar one. Between and before bands, the club played raw music videos (quite a novelty in that day) [...]
Wale takes a mature perspective on that biting Kendrick Lamar verse on Big Sean's "Control." Actually, he seems pretty pumped about it. [Rolling Out]
Wow: Forum Theatre makes all of its shows pay-what-you-can. [Post]
Sarah Godfrey says this fall is a great one for D.C. R&B. [Post]
The people demand a Chuck Brown sculpture in Madame Tussauds. [TMOTTGoGo]
Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser criticizes [...]
Hey, look, teens of America: You can buy a kewl Minor Threat T-shirt for $28 at Urban Outfitters.
Hear something? That's the sound of a 45-year-old punk rocker punching a wall.
But wait just a second before you start groping for the lever on the ol' outrage machine. Turns out the T-shirt is not a bootleg like that [...]
August 28 marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech. At the National Portrait Gallery, the museum is recognizing the event with a new exhibit that honors the man and the work he did. There’s enough in the exhibit to keep casual history fans engaged, but [...]
Being black is difficult, especially when you're accused of being improperly black. That's the plight of fictional character Tyrone White, the central figure of The White Mandingos' debut album, The Ghetto is Tryna Kill Me. Raised in a Harlem housing project, White likes rock music and dates white girls. He's an aspiring artist who fights [...]
One of punk rock’s most mercurial frontmen, Bad Brains’ HR has built a reputation on his seemingly limitless energy—and erratic behavior. Now in progress, the locally produced documentary Finding Joseph I—which exceeded its $38,000 Kickstarter goal this week—is one of two new films that explores the complicated relationship between HR and his bandmates. Washington City Paper [...]
The Post drops its summer arts preview. [Post]
The Kickstarter campaign for an in-progress documentary about Bad Brains' HR is close to meeting its goal. [Kickstarter]
Where to see movies outside this season [WTOP] [DCist]
Shirlington gets a music festival. [ARLnow]
Playwright Gwydion Suilebhan gets laid off. Bummer. [Gwydion Suilebhan]