Posts Tagged ‘Trouble Funk’

Arts Roundup: Drop the Bomb Edition

National Museum of American History plots a sweeping American culture exhibit. [Washington Business Journal]
A chat with Trouble Funk's Big Tony in advance of the go-go group's 35th anniversary show [Post]
The increasingly juicy Round House Theatre Silver Spring saga continues. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
Pitbull loves charter schools! [Post]
The public loves the National Gallery of Art! [Huffington Post]
Book [...]

Arts Roundup: Don DeLillo Edition

Novelist Don DeLillo wins the Library of Congress' first Prize for American Fiction. [Post]
University of Maryland's McKeldin Library shut down after a visitor "walked in and made a suspicious statement." [WJLA]
It's official: WPFW has one month left in its Adams Morgan building. [City Desk]
Alexandria, Va., is hungry for books. [City Desk]
A public art installation comes [...]

ToDo ToDay: Ital, Floor, and the High-Achieving Emanuel Brothers

Ital’s DJ work is good enough not to necessitate any live-show frills, but the man puts on an impressive footwork display. When he performed at DC9 in September, he stomped and slid like an aquaphobe caught in a rainstorm behind his table of gear. His shimmying showed a visible passion far more entertaining than [...]

D.C.’s Static Disruptors: The Go-Go Band That Didn’t Fit In

Fledgling go-go rapper Craig Rosen of D.C.’s Static Disruptors will never forget what go-go godfather Chuck Brown said when Rosen asked him to produce his first record. "I had a cassette of 'D.C. Groove' and offered it to [Brown]. He told me, 'If I take that tape and put it in my pocket, the females are [...]

ToDo ToDay: The Intersections Festival and Nonstop D.C. Nostalgia

For once, you don’t have to trek to National Harbor to see world-class circus performers: The Intersections Festival is bringing an evening of big-tent entertainment to the Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street NE. The center ring event, “Magic in the Air,” will showcase local acrobats twisting in silks and spinning in suspended hoops, [...]

What Did D.C.’s Punk and Go-Go Scenes Mean to Each Other in the 1980s?

Sunday’s “D.C. Funk-Punk Throwback Jam” at the 9:30 Club rounds out a trifecta of events looking back at D.C.’s cultural underground in the '80s, along with the Corcoran’s Pump Me Up exhibit and the debut of the documentary film The Legend of Cool “Disco” Dan. Appropriately, its mixed bill showcases D.C.’s two best known musical [...]

Spray of Reckoning: How Cool “Disco” Dan Became a D.C. Mascot

Through its streetcar days, its riots, its crack epidemic, and its many-flavored scandals, Washington has remained a town of hoary legends. Men’s names, etched into marble; dead generals astride horses, gazing stonily into rush-hour traffic—for generations, these cold and glory-drunk statues have passed as public art in the District. Ask a passerby to connect a [...]

Arts Roundup: Horrendous Recording Edition

The Washington Ballet's annual Nutcracker had to ditch live music this year. In its place, says Sarah Kaufman, is a "a truly horrendous recording" of Tchaikovsky's score. [Post]
Take a look at WPFW-FM's new revised schedule. The most dramatic change: Most music has been slashed from workday hours. [City Desk]
A while back, publishing company TufAmerica filed an awfully poorly timed [...]

Watch: Video for Kindness’ “That’s Alright” With Trouble Funk

Earlier this spring, Brit musician Kindness released World, You Need a Change of Mind, his (often) acclaimed, bouncing-all-over-the-place LP that spanned disco, R&B, The Replacements, new jack swing, and yes, go-go. His track "That's Alright" is practically a remix of Trouble Funk's bombastic hit "Still Smokin'"—a tribute that may have gone right over the heads of [...]

Six Go-Go Hits and the Songs That Sampled Them

Go-go doesn't usually grab headlines the way it has over the last two weeks. First, there was the news that Chuck Brown has been sidelined by pneumonia. And this week came word of a lawsuit against the Beastie Boys filed by TufAmerica, a group that oversees the rights to songs by Trouble Funk. The timing was [...]

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