Posts Tagged ‘Bad Brains’

Arts Roundup: Summer Slump Edition

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]

D.C.’s Static Disruptors: The Go-Go Band That Didn’t Fit In

Fledgling go-go rapper Craig Rosen of D.C.’s Static Disruptors will never forget what go-go godfather Chuck Brown said when Rosen asked him to produce his first record. "I had a cassette of 'D.C. Groove' and offered it to [Brown]. He told me, 'If I take that tape and put it in my pocket, the females are [...]

Arts Roundup: Naked Girls Ejected Edition

Naked Girls Reading booted from Little Miss Whiskey's. [DCist]
Economist/Baltimore Sun cartoonist Kal raises more than $90,000 on Kickstarter for a coffee-table retrospective of his work. [Post]
Is Washington drama House of Cards actually successful? [Huffington Post D.C.]
Portlandia makes fun of a guy who quits his job to pursue furniture making, and the character might be based [...]

Arts Roundup: Is It Me You’re Looking For? Edition

The Cool 'Disco' Dan documentary helps one woman find the breakdancing instructor she's been searching for [Post]
The Hive 2.0 incorporates an arts center [Washington City Paper]
All this radio report says about Bad Brains is: Wow, can you believe they're black? [WPGC]
This guy is really, really bummed about the closing of Video Americain's Takoma Park location [...]

Eclectic Wizard: Tropicalia’s Jim Thomson Might Be D.C.’s Most Interesting Booker

By a certain hour most Fridays and Saturdays, U Street NW can begin to feel a little tense: earpiece-wearing bouncers loom in club doorways, turning people away; women in stilettos totter over bulges in the narrow sidewalk; little spats break out over who hailed a cab or claimed a parking spot first.
Descend an unmarked staircase [...]

Arts Roundup: Well-Trod Territory Edition

Washingtonian examines The Corcoran's crisis, its rocky history, and the atmosphere of distrust that's begun to take hold within its historic building on 17th Street NW. [Washingtonian]
Baltimore City Paper put Bad Brains' H.R. on its cover this week, and calls the new album the band's best in decades [Baltimore City Paper]
Coucilmember Vincent Orange's film incentive [...]

Arts Roundup: Disparaging Remarks Edition

Bad Brains' Into the Future is out today. Stream the whole thing at Spinner. [Spinner]
In a ceremony at the White House, Gala Hispanic Theatre's after-school program, Paso Nuevo, took home the 2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. [PDF via Gala]
Maxmillion Dunbar's new track, "Woo," gets Pitchforked. [Pitchfork]
This Mother Jones blogger thinks Joe Warminsky's positive review [...]

Positively Punk Street: A Walking Tour of Ward 1′s Punk-Rock Past

Beyond its dive bars, renovated rowhouses, and liquor stores, Ward 1 has long occupied a distinguished place in D.C.’s punk-rock history. Few people know more about that history than Mark Andersen, who with Mark Jenkins wrote the book about it: Dance of Days: Two Decades of Punk in the Nation’s Capital. Andersen, also the co-founder [...]

Photo: Brooke Shields (Allegedly) Smoking Weed With Bad Brains’ H.R.

According to a maaaybe reliable source and Grantland writer David Hill, this is an authentic 1983 photo of model Brooke Shields smoking weed next to Bad Brains frontman H.R.
Shields would have been 18 at the time, depending on the month. H.R., according to his manager, had just lost a tooth after "hitting a huge stage divider [...]

Tonight at Silverdocs: Not Banned in D.C.

Some of the best films at this year's Silverdocs center on the fraught, fascinating lives on people involved in the business of creativity—including three of tonight's offerings, Plimpton!, Joe Papp in Five Acts, and A Band in DC. The latter, which follows the seminal D.C. punk band Bad Brains and its deeply troubled frontman, H.R., [...]

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