The return of Porgy and Bess to the National Theatre means much more than rousing dance numbers: It was the first musical performed for a desegregated audience at the gilded Pennsylvania Avenue NW venue. This tour stop of the much-updated Porgy and Bess, which snagged the 2012 Tony for Best Revival, is unlikely to reach similar heights of [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Junkyard Band’
Sunday night's "D.C Funk-Punk Throwback Jam," one of the nostalgic events tied to the opening of the new Corcoran exhibit "Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s," drew a crowd as diverse as the lineup. Young and old fans of local go-go and punk from D.C.'s '80s packed the 9:30 Club for more than [...]
An occasional feature in which esteemed D.C. rapper Head-Roc shares what’s on his mind.
With so many events popping of in D.C. week after week, deciding what to do can be overwhelming. And though I hate to admit it, I am pretty much just using Facebook to assess what’s good in D.C. area entertainment these days. Everyone [...]
The biggest go-go bands can be like small companies: Personnel comes and goes, but the overall brand generally retains its standing. Occasionally, however, a lineup change is a Really Big Deal in go-go circles, like rapper Killa Cal's recent decision to leave the WHAT? band and take his firm verbals to Rare Essence, one of the [...]
Sy Smith cut her teeth on the local go-go scene before setting out on her own. She traces her social and musical influences to a baptist church on Minnesota Avenue, and her live performances have drawn the likes of Prince and Raphael Saadiq, among others.
But now, the D.C. native has literally gone Hollywood, as she [...]
The influential go-go outfit Junkyard Band formed 30 years ago, and like its peers Rare Essence, it's taking measure of its legacy in 2010. The latter band, we already reported, is celebrating its 31st anniversary on Sept. 11. Now Junkyard has announced its own 30th birthday show: Aug. 7 at the Capitol Skyline Hotel. Like [...]
Trouble Funk should need no introduction but probably deserves one. The go-go originators will be rocking the 9:30 Club tomorrow night, alongside Da Mixx Band, and ex-Junkyard Band Art Of Junk. The show, which serves as both Trouble's 30th anniversary and a tribute to their recently deceased vocalist Syke Dyke, is sure to crank.
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DJ Stylus just sent me this, and I couldn't resist sharing this clip of Junkyard Band rocking at the American Folk Festival in Bangor, Maine. Pay special attention to the old lady in the front row around :51
New England! Ruff it off...