Posts Tagged ‘Roger Gastman’

Arts Roundup: Babe’s Back Edition

Plus: Meet PG County's first youth poet laureate.

Is “Mumbo Sauce” Guilty of More Than Swagger-Jacking?

"Pump Me Up" may have recently closed at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, but the show and some of the issues it raised still reverberate. A satellite exhibit on view at a pop-up gallery on H Street NE has fanned the flame wars that "Pump Me Up" sparked.
"Mumbo Sauce," which is showing at 906 H [...]

Arts Roundup: Michael Kaiser’s Future Hubbie Edition

Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser is getting married to a nice guy he met at the gym. Adorbs! [Post]
Following problems with the registration process, the 2013 Small Press Expo adds more tables—and now it might be the biggest SPX in history. [SPX via ComicsDC]
(Former) D.C. band Tennis System wants your donations. [Tennis System]
"Pump Me Up" curator Roger [...]

Arts Roundup: Nu-Metal Edition

The Dutch-born D.C. area producer Martyn on today's popular electronic music: "I think the sound of dubstep and electro-house took hold of the U.S. and it didn’t evolve into club music. It evolved into stadium music. It sounds more like nu-metal." [Post]
CulturalDC announces a new public-art project at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library [Art 202]
D.C. band [...]

The Making of The Legend of Cool “Disco” Dan

We, the children of Marion Barry's mayoral years, remember the simple joys of attending a go-go where bands like Ayre Rayde, Rare Essence, Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers, Little Benny and the Masters, and Junkyard hit pockets and sockets.
Those were all-night, sweating-the-chemicals-out-your-hair kind of parties. We were siced to hear our names and neighborhoods [...]

Urban Verbs, PCP, and Pink Pants: “Pump Me Up” In Photos

1980s D.C. is imbued with a mystical aura for certain people, thanks in large part to our city’s narcissistic talent for self-documentation. A couple of years ago, I met a 19-year-old kid from Guatemala who was visiting relatives in Virginia. He had a hardcore band back in Guatemala City, and had read Dance of Days [...]

More “Pump Me Up” Programming Announced

Today, the Corcoran Gallery of Art announced more programming for its forthcoming "Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s" exhibit. If you're a follower of D.C.'s rich go-go and punk-rock history, you probably won't want to miss, well, any of this. Some highlights: The March 5 talk between Ian MacKaye and curator/While You Were Sleeping editor Roger [...]

Corcoran Gallery Announces “Pump Me Up” Party

The day before the Corcoran unveils "Pump Me Up," its retrospective on D.C.'s punk and go-go subcultures in the 1980s, the gallery plans to host a soirée with curator Roger Gastman and guest DJ Henry Rollins. The party takes place Feb. 22 at the gallery's Beaux-Arts building on 17th Street NW.
"Pump Me Up" will take a [...]

Arts Roundup: L.A. Breaks Edition

Beautiful Girls: Follies! The Stephen Sondheim musical opens on Saturday at the Kennedy Center, and in the run-up, WaPo is profiling each of its stars. Of course, Bernadette Peters is "first among equals," writes Peter Marks in his Sunday piece. Today's Elaine Paige item by Dan Zak is a lot more fun if you read the [...]

Roger Gastman to Talk Graffiti on Display Inside (But Not Outside) the Corcoran

Roger Gastman has spent a career documenting graffiti—in zines, in books, and on screen. Mostly he's helped shed light on the work of others. But he used to be a scrawny teenager with his own tag—"Clear"—that, once upon a time (read: the early '90s), you might have spotted from the above-ground sections of the Red [...]

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