Posts Tagged ‘steve lambert’

Arts Roundup: Soul Searching Edition

Longtime AFI Docs (formerly Silverdocs) director Sky Sitney steps down. [Post]
Ex-Soul Searchers trumpeter Donald Tillery tells his story. [WAMU]
Park Service relocates the National Archives for Black Women's History from D.C. to Maryland. [AP]
Martin Luther King Jr. Library may be tougher to update than it seems. [Post]
The Soup's Joel McHale to host White House Correspondents' Dinner [...]

D.C. Nein? DC9’s Nearly Smooth Return to Business as Usual

By its own count, DC9 hasn’t had any trouble attracting musicians since Ali Ahmed Mohammed died feet from the 9th Street NW venue one year ago. “Hundreds, if not thousands, of bands have played since that time,” says Steve Lambert, who books acts at DC9 and other venues in the District. “DC9’s been booking full storm [...]

Cirque du So Long: Why a Larger Stage Isn’t Good News for Palace of Wonders’ Sideshow Acts

It’s 7 p.m. on a Thursday, and a short round woman in a floral skirt is wheeling two battered suitcases along H Street NE. She stops beneath a painting of a happy dog and heaves a deep sigh. Then she pushes through the double doors of the Palace of Wonders and says hi to Brad, [...]

Head-Roc’s Mouth: “The Fairest of Them All,” a Chocolate City Parable

An occasional feature in which esteemed D.C. rapper Head-Roc shares what’s on his mind.
It’s been a good few weeks now since I called out certain venues for using a practice called polling—in which patrons are asked which artists they've come to see, and those numbers are sometimes used to determine payouts at the end of the [...]

Merged Red and the Black/Palace of Wonders Venue Could Open in Six Months

The bar and concert venue that will arise from the merger of the H Street NE venues the Red and the Black and Palace of Wonders lends itself, pretty obviously, to a new name: the Red and Black Palace. That's what nightlife mogul Joe Englert, an owner of the Red and the Black, wants to [...]

Indie Rockers, Meet Sword Swallowers: Red and the Black, Palace of Wonders to Merge

One could say that thematically, a thin membrane separates Palace of Wonders, H Street NE's freakshow-themed burlesque bar, and the Red and the Black, the gumbo-serving, New Orleans-style rock club next door. As for the literal wall dividing them: That's about to come down.
There's no date set, but the two spaces plan to merge, the [...]

Is U Street Music Hall Cornering the Market on Dance Nights?

When Steve Lambert heard about the opening of U Street Music Hall, he knew that the popular Nouveau Riche dance night was not long for his club.
He was right: WaPo's GOG Blog reports today that the DJs behind Nouveau Riche are moving from DC9 to the new U Street Street Music Hall, a 300-capacity space [...]

Sins of Admission: Why It’s a Problem When a Club Asks, “Who Are You Here to See?”

For a moment, on the first night he worked the door at the Velvet Lounge, Andrew Bucket thought he was staring death in the face. Her name was Allison Wolfe.
"I was excited to meet her, let alone work the show at all," he says of the Partyline singer, who helped found the riot-grrrl movement in [...]

Is Polling Bullshit? Head-Roc Says Yes, Venues Say No

When it comes to polling—a practice by which music venues ask concertgoers which band they've come to see perform, and sometimes pay artists according to how many people they've drawn—D.C. rapper Head-Roc doesn't mince words: "Flat out, this is some bullshit," he wrote yesterday in a post on Arts Desk, where he is an occasional [...]

Music 2008: Highlights from the Rock & Roll Hotel

A note from Steve Lambert, booking manager for the Rock & Roll Hotel, on his biggest shows, his favorite shows, and some cool developments in the Atlas district.
Biggest shows:

O.A.R. (Dec.08)
Vampire Weekend (Feb.08)
Ben Kweller (Oct.08)
Black Mountain and Bon Iver (Feb.08)
Mark Kozelek [Red House Paints / Sun Kil Moon) (Nov.08)
Mudhoney (June.08)
Glasvegas (Oct.08)
Z-Trip (Nov.08)
Liam Finn (Sept.08)
Ohgr [Skinny [...]