Posts Tagged ‘Prince George’s County’

The Howard Theatre Hosts its First Bounce Beat Go-Go Show Tomorrow

"To be playing on this show means so much to me. It's like a basketball player playing at Madison Square Garden.”

Arts Roundup: Pinball Drop Edition

Netflix shakes down Maryland for more House of Cards tax breaks. [AP]
The owner of the Pinball Museum, formerly of Georgetown and Baltimore, is selling off his pinball machines. [WTOP]
Ron Moten and go-go supporters battle Prince George's County on go-go. [NBC 4]
University of Maryland to host symposium on issues in black theater. [WAMU]
The D.C. Docent chimes [...]

Fat Trel, Breakin’ the Law

This week's Washington Post story on ATV and dirt-bike riding on city streets came only a few days after the debut of Fat Trel's wheelie-poppin' "No Lamez" video, shot in the Palmer Park neighborhood of Prince George's County. The Post article focuses on D.C., with only a brief mention of Prince George's, but to be [...]

Arts Roundup: President’s Day Edition

Clinton Yates: Why Cool "Disco" Dan mattered to D.C. through some of its toughest years [The Root D.C.]
On President's Day—that is, today—see the Library of Congress as you usually cannot see it. [Post]
A history of go-go's iconic Globe posters, on view starting this weekend at Corcoran's "Pump Me Up" exhibit [Post]
Mount Vernon's $47 million National Library [...]

Crossroads Owner Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

Bladensburg, Md., eatery Crossroads Nightclub and Restaurant was operating as normal last week, but owner Alton Gayle was tied up with more serious matters.
On Sept. 11 in Prince George's County Circuit Court, Gayle pleaded guilty to one charge of willful failure to file return sales and use tax. The club owner's plea agreement calls for him [...]

Prince George’s County, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Years

Music in Prince George’s County, Md., in 2012 often means go-go and tropical sounds, with the occasional rock band visiting the University of Maryland radio station. But back in the 20th century, rock 'n' roll and honky-tonk country had multiple homes in the county. Tonight at the College Park Arts Exchange, filmmaker Jeff Krulik, of [...]

DTMD + Def Dee = Head Feed

The Flame (Def Dee Remix) by DTMD
While you were sorting out your feelings about Wale this morning, P.G. County's DTMD was releasing this thumped-up remix of the first chunk of "The Flame," the track that wraps up its nifty DTMD: Makin' Dollas album. The original is all huggy synths and hopefulness; the remix by Seattle's [...]

Live Music, With Live Booze, Returns to Surf Club

Good news, roots rock fans: Starting tonight, Edmonston, Md., venue Surf Club is again hosting live music you can drink to. Owner James Byrum wrote to local roots music listserv Twistlist on Sept. 15  with the good news:
Thanks to the Prince Georges County Liquor Control Board, the Surf Club is once again hosting live bands with [...]

The Surf Club’s Non-Alcoholic Buddy Holly Tribute Saturday Night

The Surf Club still has not permanently regained an entertainment license allowing it to present live music and sell booze in the same evening, but the club’s owner James Byrum announced on the club’s website Monday that tomorrow's tribute show to what would have been Buddy Holly’s 75th birthday (the rock pioneer was born Sept. 7) [...]

Still Music-Less in P.G. County: MSG and Surf Club

For the first time last week, Prince George's County authorities used expanded powers related to dancehall licensing to shutter the Capitol Heights nightclub MSG following a fatal shooting that police said took place outside the venue. Those powers fall under a July 19 bill passed unanimously by the Prince George's County Council that increased license fees, requires [...]