Posts Tagged ‘Suttle Thoughts’

Photographer Chip Py on the Go-Go Underground and Why He Doesn’t Put His Photos Online

"Promoters steal photos for flyers. I don’t want to work on something that I consider art and have it cut up for a flyer."

Hop, Hop, and Step, Step: Doing the Chocolate City Shuffle

"Let’s hop, hop and step, step to the front three times and dip, dip." That's how vocalists of the Chocolate City Band tell us to do the band's new signature dance, the Chocolate City Shuffle. Starting with a funky keyboard and bass line, the song soon gives way to traditional go-go percussion. This is a [...]

ToDo ToDay: Emily Francisco at Artisphere and Chuck Brown’s Birthday

Emily Francisco would rather do almost anything other than play the piano, or so her piano-based visual performances might lead people to believe. For “The Trans-Harmonium: A Listening Device”—a piece that she is bringing to Artisphere while she serves as artist-in-residence—Francisco wires a distressed-looking keyboard to a series of radio alarm clocks. Read more >>> The exhibit [...]

Head-Roc’s Mouth: Da Mixx Band and Show Turns It Out

An occasional feature in which esteemed D.C. rapper Head-Roc shares what’s on his mind.
Da Mixx Band and Show is one of the hottest and more successful what I call “classic” go-go bands operating in the mid-Atlantic. In its full complement, the band delivers a phenomenal live show showcasing around a dozen musicians, and it [...]