Posts Tagged ‘Mark Robinson’

Memories of the Old 9:30 Club, Lost to Time? Maybe Not.

For those that called the original 9:30 Club a home away from home in the '80s and early '90s, the sight of a cameraman perched in a crow's nest on a pillar shooting the stage was a familiar one. Between and before bands, the club played raw music videos (quite a novelty in that day) [...]

Lotsa Pop Losers Festival: An Oral History

The Lotsa Pop Losers festival was held in Bethesda, Md., and Washington, D.C. on October 26 and 27, 1991. Jointly sponsored by local labels Simple Machines, Teen-Beat, and Slumberland, the event served as a showcase for some of the more pop-oriented indie-rock bands active on the East Coast, pulling together bands from New York, Boston, [...]

Arts Roundup: Cultural Diary Edition

Good morning! I guess there was an earthquake today!
The Paris Review's blog runs cultural diaries from the periodical's staff, as well as from other cultural journos like Richard Brody. Generally, these feature people with a) more free time than me; and b) arguably better taste. Now, I won't subject you to a full cultural accounting [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘[D.C. Music Geeks] Love the ’90s’ Edition

TeenBeat Records had its big reunion do at the Black Cat on Saturday. (Before the show, BYT interviewed the label’s founder, Mark Robinson, Deborah Solomon-style.) Aaron Leitko was at the gig, as was J.L. Fischer, and pretty much every other D.C. music geek. The verdict? Leitko’s review for WaPo was tepid. Fischer said it [...]

Teenbeat by the Numbers: The Teenbeat 26th Anniversary Show

Teenbeat Records has been based in Cambridge, Mass., for some time, but the Arlington-formed label is essential to D.C. musical DNA. Over the past 26 years, the label has documented a rich supply of scrappy, lo-fi pop. It's a large body of work, but like any good label, Teenbeat numbers its releases obsessively—it also also [...]

Arts Roundup: Exhibitionist Eye Patch Edition

Good morning! Seems like it's de rigueur these days to begin a roundup with some musing on the weather, but I'm an indoor kid.
David Quammen's patrons aren't, though, and that's the problem: The subject of my colleague Amanda Hess' column this week runs the MOCA DC gallery in Georgetown and is facing eviction—partially because a performer, [...]