Posts Tagged ‘positive force’

This Weekend: More Positive Force Events than You Can Shake a Frayed Copy of Dance of Days At

"This weekend will be one of the busiest weekends in Positive Force history," says Mark Andersen, the co-founder of the punk-rock activist group which this year turns 25.
No kidding. Tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Affinity Lab in Adams Morgan, Anderson is showing classic D.C.-punk footage he collected while writing the book Dance of Days. And [...]

Next Week: Mark Andersen Shows Classic D.C. Punk Footage

Silverdocs is just around the corner, as you know if you picked up today's Washington City Paper (online later today!). And for aficionados of punk rock, not to mention net-neutrality nerds, there's at least one good option on the festival's slate.
Or you could sate your punk jones tonight next Thursday at Affinity Lab in Adams [...]

Silverdocs Preview: Barbershop Punk and Ian MacKaye, Documentary Hero

Increasingly, Silverdocs is a film festival of international renown, but that doesn't mean it excludes local subjects and filmmakers—they frequently appear on the Silverdocs slate. On this year's program, which you can read all about in this week's Washington City Paper, some area names creep into films of more national concern: D.C. Public Schools Chancellor [...]

Leitko Selected for Best Music Writing 2010

"The Orange Line Revolution," Aaron Leitko's December 2009 story about punk houses in Arlington, has been selected for inclusion in Best Music Writing 2010. The piece takes a look at Kansas House, as well as some group homes associated with local indie labels and movements, such as Dischord, Simple Machines, and Positive Force. As Leitko [...]

Music in Review: The Year Punk Left Arlington

In his cover story for this week's Music in Review issue, Aaron Leitko notes the shuttering of the DIY venue Kansas House, and laments that an era of punk and indie-rock houses located in Arlington has finally ended. He writes:
DIY record labels like Teenbeat, Dischord, and Simple Machines, as well as activist groups like Positive [...]

DC Punk 2008 Part 1: Mark Andersen

We asked several local harDCore figures to weigh in on the state of the arts in 2008; punk rock or otherwise. First in a series of 6 articles, Dance of Days author Mark Andersen recounts his favorite shows of 2008:

In 2008, the ghosts of DC’s punk past were out in full force: Dave Grohl [...]