Posts Tagged ‘Fatback’

After 15 Years—and Tours with the Make-Up, Faraquet, the Warmers, and Others—Has an Econoline Logged Its Last Mile?

“Do not. Remove. The matchbox.”
That was the advice Aaron Leitko, Hugh McElroy, and Sean Peoples received five years ago when they bought their white, nearly windowless 1995 Ford Econoline 150—a hulking, utilitarian shell of a vehicle that had spent much of its previous decade hauling some of D.C.’s most tour-hardened indie-rock outfits across the country.
Here’s [...]

NoMa Summer Screen Starts Tonight

The third annual NoMa Summer Screen is back tonight, offering moviegoers the chance to see old favorites in the ambient setting of the great outdoors. The theme of this year's offerings is The Future Is Now, so expect to see films with sci-fi or supernatural elements: Tonight's movie is Spaceballs, and future selections include Back to [...]

Soundtrack Your Snow-Day Lovemaking: A Slow-Roasted Fatback Mix

Nice timing, Fatback. The guys behind the funk and soul dance party just posted a free mix in advance of their Tender Loin Valentine's night this weekend. Therein: steamy, sensual numbers from Cameron, the Isley Brothers, Bobby Womack and other purveyors of silky, sexy soul. Don't ask questions: Just let the magic happen.

NoMa Summer Screen Kicks Off Tonight

While Screen on the Green hangs in limbo, head to a slightly smaller green in D.C.'s northeast quadrant for some barbeque, dance jams by Fatback, and a summer full of rock docs. Tonight, the NoMa (north of Massachusetts Avenue) Business Improvement District hosts Martin Scorsese's 2005 film No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, the first in [...]

Beats Working Addendum Part 1: Sean Peoples

While gathering info for my piece "Beats Working" (featured in this week's 2008 Music and Arts in Review issue), I spoke with several DJs and promoters who had very interesting things to say, though space constraints prevented their quotes from making the print. Good thing we've got this spacious Internet to stretch out in.
Over the [...]