Posts Tagged ‘Madam’s Organ’

D.C. Musician Jack Gregori Sang on The Voice, Got New Fans and Explicit Facebook Messages

Gregori's regular Wednesday night gig at Madam's Organ has gotten much busier.

Punk the Capital’s James Schneider on the Doc’s Rare Footage

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 [...]

Arts Roundup: The Birds Edition

The development of the R.L. Christian Library site on H Street NE, brought to you by crowdfunding. [Post]
A local chapter of the Audubon Society is in the process of surveying Wolf Trap's birds. [Post]
In the trailer for a local documentary, a D.C. bike thief explains what he does with his dirty money. (Buys sex.) [DCist]
In [...]

Remembering D.C. Blues Guitarist Bobby Parker

In 1992, when Bill Duggan was looking for musicians to play his new club, Madam's Organ, he got a call. The person on the phone said, "My name is Bobby Parker and I am the blues." Duggan hired him. "We opened on Halloween 1992 with Bobby Parker," the owner says, "and he died 21 years to [...]

Blues Guitarist Bobby Parker Dies at Age 76

Bobby Parker, the massively talented but under-recognized blues-rock guitarist known for his landmark 1961 cut "Watch Your Step," died last Thursday at Bowie Health Center in Bowie, Md. He was 76.
Besides Parker's claim to fame as the inspiration behind surely dozens of rock songs in the 1960s and beyond—including The Beatles' "I Feel Fine" and [...]

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 [...]

Music Round-Up: Wednesday Edition

Happy Hump Day! Tonight's D.C. music events, culled from our Summer Music Guide and beyond.

Joey Cape (Lagwagon), Jon Snodgrass (Drag the River), Chad Rex. Black Cat Backstage. $10. All ages.
Sol Blues. Bangkok Blues. $5.
Yazarah. Blues Alley. $20. All ages.
Noon:30, The Press, Achtung Panda. DC9. $8. +21.
Northwestern University Bienen School of Music. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. [...]