Posts Tagged ‘TCB’

Arts Roundup: Big Money Edition

The Kennedy Center pulls in an additional $40 million for its expansion project. [Post]
Howard Theatre looks to book more and "younger" shows, tightening competition with 9:30 Club and other nearby venues. [Arts Desk]
Wild Flag (officially) breaks up. [Arts Desk]
"Renoir Girl" may have been shopping around her mom's stolen Renoir painting without her knowledge. [Post]
Another profile of [...]

The King of Bounce Beat: How Polo Brought Go-Go Into the 21st Century

In 2003, the best place to find Polo was onstage at nightclubs across the D.C. area—but if you showed up early to the go-go, you might’ve found him in the parking lot, taking a nap. I first met TCB’s lead talker that year, outside of the old Deno’s Metro Club on Bladensburg Road NE, when [...]

Arts Roundup: RIP Polo Edition

TCB's Reggie "Polo" Burwell has died. [Arts Desk]
One Direction will play Nationals Park in August 2014. [Post]
The White House announces its first student film festival. [White House]
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company gets an $800,000 grant from the Doris Duke Foundation. [Post]
From Oman, the Smithsonian's African Art Museum gets its biggest donation ever: $1.8 million. [AP]
A close look [...]

TCB’s Reggie “Polo” Burwell Has Died

Reggie "Polo" Burwell, frontman of the band that founded D.C.'s bounce beat sound, has died. TCB's lead talker passed away this morning at St. Thomas More nursing home in Hyattsville, Md., according to TCB's manager, Ben Adda.
During an April 2010 TCB show in Waldorf, Md., Burwell collapsed onstage, later complaining of headaches. His condition worsened as a [...]

Arts Roundup: Kirk Franklin’s Enormous Bill Edition

The District spent nearly $80,000 for gospel singer Kirk Franklin to play this year's Emancipation Day celebration. [Post]
After a stabbing temporarily shutters Fur, the nightclub fires go-go band TCB. [WJLA]
Smithsonian determines that the Hirshhorn Bubble would lose money in three tested scenarios. [Post]
A South Carolina slave shelter comes to the Smithsonian. [AP via Huffington Post [...]

Listen: Tabi Bonney and Raheem DeVaughn’s “Need a Girl”

D.C. rapper Tabi Bonney has forged a respectable career by being unorthodox. His rhymes carry the city's unmistakeable twang and in recent years his music has leaned toward silky pop stylings as often as it has toward conventional hip-hop. Raheem DeVaughn is the city's most recognizable vocalist, whose career trek has integrated standard soul, hip-hop, and [...]

ToDo ToDay: An Indie-Rock Festival Weekend

Say you like contemporary classical music, but the National Symphony’s recent offerings favor Mozart and Beethoven. Don’t fret—the New York City Ballet has you covered. This weekend, the company performs to works by American icon John Adams, contemporary Russian composer Leonid Desyatnikov, and 20th-century classics by Bernstein and Gerswhin. But there’s a catch: You have [...]

Arts Roundup: Mrs. Know-It-All Edition

Bounce Back Kingz: On its blog, go-go outfit TCB posts an update on Polo, its lead talker who was hospitalized following a concert year and spent some time in a coma:
Polo is no longer in what they call "end of life"care which means he  has been removed off of hospice. He is no longer in [...]

DMV Rap Attack: New Music From X.O., Tabi Bonney, and Wale

It wasn't on purpose, but three of the DMV's top MCs have dropped new material within days of each other. For X.O. and tabi Bonney, their new songs are teasers of upcoming projects. In Wale's case, his new track with local go-go band TCB was recorded just for recreation.
X.O., one-third of the vaunted Diamond District [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 29

What you really wanna do is click around on this shit. But if you don't wanna click around on that shit, then click around on Far Out vs. Hot Dang, because your cultural relevancy depends on this shit, too:

"pure aesthetic, with little to no detail paid to songcraft, stage presence or anything else that defines a [...]

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