Posts Tagged ‘H.R.’

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: 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 [...]

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 [...]

A Close Viewing of Bad Brains: A Band in DC

In this week's Washington City Paper, Mark Andersen explores the history and current state of the influential hardcore band Bad Brains, the subject of a film showing at Silverdocs this week. Here, he takes a closer look at the documentary.

More than almost any other unit to rise out of the American hardcore-punk underground of the [...]

Arts Roundup: Ringmaster Edition

A former president of the Corcoran defends the museum's possible move. [Post]
Bad Brains at Bonnaroo: "What the hell happened to H.R.?" [Nashville Scene]
Bootsy Collins on Chuck Brown: "Chuck was the ringmaster." [TMOTTGoGo]
Jokes about Luke Russert and Merlot at a celebrity-free Radio and Television Congressional Correspondents' Dinner [Reliable Source]

...