Posts Tagged ‘Go-Go’

A Day After Being Stabbed, Anwan “Big G” Glover Still Loves D.C.

Anwan "Big G" Glover—known by most for his role on The Wire, but better known in D.C. as the frontman of go-go group Backyard Band—says he is always going to love D.C.
The artist was stabbed and beaten in a fight early Sunday morning by people he says he didn't know while inside Cafe Asia, a nightclub on I Street NW, [...]

Anti-Flyering Bill “Stupid,” Says Go-Go Impresario

Is the end nigh for the city's street teams? Councilmember Jim Graham's anti-littering bill, introduced in the D.C. Council yesterday, would outlaw one of promoters' chief tactics: putting flyers on cars.
"I think that's stupid," says Ward 7 Council candidate Ronald Moten, a man who, because of his former job as a go-go promoter, knows a [...]

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Kwame Brown Wound Up On Twitter About Go-Go

There's some grousing that Kwame Brown's most recent tweets are surprising, since they don't reference his criminal charges or resignation. Rather, he's still defending his statements about go-go and its detractors at Chuck Brown's funeral.
@IMGoph @mffisher it had nothing to do with Marion Barry's comments of the pastIt was not targeted to offend anyone.
— Kwame [...]

Photos: Chuck Brown’s Homegoing

Slideshow. Walter E. Washington Convention Center, May 31. © 2012 Matt Dunn

Photos: More of Chuck Brown’s Viewing

Slideshow. Howard Theater, 600 Block T Street NW. May 29. © 2012 Matt Dunn

Photos: Dance DC Festival

Today in D.C. History: MPD Officer’s Death Prompts Club Crackdown

On Feb. 5, 1997, a Metropolitan Police Department officer, Brian Gibson, was shot and killed outside the Ibex Club at Georgia and Missouri avenues in Brightwood. Police quickly arrested 23-year-old Marthell Nathaniel Dean, who had just been escorted out of the club, which was hosting a go-go event that night. Dean was found guilty [...]

Go-Go Venue Club 24 Closed After Brawl, Stabbing

The go-go scene seems to be in trouble again: According to an Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) report, in the small hours of Thursday morning, Club 24 went nuts.
Fans of go-go group Polo and the Boyz seem to have been responsible for the fuss, which led to a brawl and a stabbing at [...]

Adrian Fenty’s Go-Go Anthem

The big news this morning in D.C. politics came courtesy of the Post's Mike DeBonis: Adrian Fenty, our go-go-loving mayor, now has an official theme song.
"Five for Fenty," by Stinky Dink, is Ron Moten's latest effort to boost his pal's q-rating with musical outreach. It'll soon be blaring at "all the clubs, all the the [...]

Once Again, MPD Helps You Party: The Latest Go-Go Report

If you're wondering where to go to take in some go-go in the next couple of weeks, MPD has once again done the leg work for you. Below, for your perusal, is the newest go-go report.

Peek Inside Adrian Fenty’s Go-Go Collection

The "Go-Go 4 Fenty" campaign effort may be an obvious play for the go-go lover vote, but the recent shows aren't the first time Mayor Adrian Fenty has hung around the scene.
According to the manager of much-maligned go-go band TCB, Fenty isn't just electioneering when he busts loose at a go-go concert. Ben Adda tells City Desk [...]

Chief Cathy Lanier Defends MPD’s Go-Go Report

On WAMU-FM today, host Kojo Nnamdi asked D.C. MPD Chief Cathy Lanier about the "go-go report" her department produces—the latest edition of which City Desk published yesterday. Though MPD officials have, in the past, called the report a useful tool in fighting crime, Lanier mostly brushed off Nnamdi's questions about it, saying it was really [...]

Go-Go Band TCB Loses One More Venue

The same day that City Desk published MPD's hush-hush "go-go report," two of the genre's acts lost another D.C. venue.
District officials and nightclub owner Dean Smothers made clear Wednesday that certain go-go bands would never again be welcome at The Scene, in Northeast.
"I believe we've asked you to terminate your contractual relationship with TCB and Polo and [...]

Exclusive: A Look at MPD’s “Go-Go Report”

Every two weeks, a secret document gets passed around the D.C. MPD hierarchy: the “go-go report.” Prepared by the MPD’s hush-hush Intelligence Branch, the report details which bands are playing at which clubs, and when. Police officials have been compiling the reports for a while now, and they’ve claimed the work helps them tamp down [...]