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1506 North Capitol Street, NW via 7DrumCity

A reader reports:

“Just walked down north capitol and I see that 7 Drum City is moving into the space at 1506 North Capitol Street. Excited to see some activity on this side of the block. They are two
doors down from Uncle Chips.”

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Their Facebook page says:

“To help the DC music scene thrive, help people live more balanced and fulfilling lives, and provide a clean, comfortable “third place” to learn, rehearse, and grow through music.”

Lots more info on their website:

“Welcome to North Capitol’s music studio
​for drum lessons and rehearsal space!
Our motto: Increase the funk.

Standby for their opening festival on Saturday:

7DrumCity has relocated to the North Capitol neighborhood, and we’re celebrating with an all-day extravaganza featuring the best in local music, art, film, and food. Join us at our brand new location for an inaugural North Cap block party unlike any other!

$20 adv | $25 door
Your festival pass redeems you: (more…)

pearl street

From an email:

“I’m reaching out to share exciting new details on Pearl Street Warehouse, the live music venue from the owners of Cantina Marina coming to The Wharf this fall. The Stone Pony of DC, Pearl Street Warehouse will anchor The Wharf’s new entertainment street (Pearl Street) and is the only venue of its kind​ in DC to offer live music every night of the week. ​

It’s filling a void in our music scene with ​live music ​from ​genres ranging from Americana, Rock, Country, Blues, Roots, Bluegrass and Alt-Country. ​To bring it to life, here’s​ a playlist we created to give you a sense of the type of music that has inspired the venue, and what you’ll come to find at Pearl Street Warehouse.

The venue holds 300 people and the mezzanine is only 25-feet from the stage, so every guest in the house will be treated to an intimate, front-row music experience. Pearl Street Warehouse will be more than a concert venue – it will have a full bar featuring diner-style comfort food, and will be the ideal neighborhood spot to pop in for a coffee or grab an after dinner drink and a live show.”

Full press release after the jump. (more…)

From an email:

“Gypsy Sally’s is pleased to present an evening with Jazz is Phish featuring member of Trey Anastasio Band, Pretty Lights, Kung Fu & More on Saturday, February 18th.

JAZZ IS PHISH

JAZZ IS PHISH is an instrumental tribute to Phish inspired by the popular tribute to The Grateful Dead, “Jazz is Dead.” JAZZ IS PHSH is a collective of prominent musicians from the jazz and jam scenes that have come together in their appreciation of Phish music to reimagine Phish in an instrumental, jazz fusion setting! (more…)

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Kevin Wolf

From the Kennedy Center:

“Grammy®, Oscar®, and Golden Globe®–winning Chicago rapper, actor, film producer, activist, and poet Common joins the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) and Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke for a one-night-only concert of music from his latest album, Black America Again, as well as some of his biggest hits. Black America Again is his most political album to date, a call to action inspired by the works of filmmaker Ava DuVernay, social critic Ta-Nehisi Coates, and the Black Lives Matter movement, among other 21st century cultural touchstones. (more…)

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“The DC Record Fair returns to Penn Social on Sunday, January 29, 2017!

43 record dealers from up and down the East Coast will bring their finest LPs and 45s to Washington, DC’s only record fair. All genres—from dollar bin miracles to much sought after holy grail items—and everything in between. DJ’s and drinks too! Presented by Som Records, The Vinyl District, and DC Soul Recordings.

11AM-Noon $5 Early Bird Admission, $2 from Noon-5PM.”

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Rendering via The Wharf

Big news from Billboard:

“The 9:30 Club’s parent company I.M.P. Productions, has just announced the opening of a new Washington D.C. venue, the Anthem, a $60 million concert venue with a flexible capacity ranging from 6,000 to 2,500 featuring a moveable stage and backdrop. The club is part of The Wharf, a $2 billion development located on the city’s Southwest waterfront.”

Anthem will be joining a a few other small projects

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Well 9:30 club would obviously be better but nobody would get a ticket so this awesome! From Rolling Stone:

“U2 will celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Joshua Tree this year by performing the seminal 1987 album in its entirety at stadiums across America and Europe, including a stop at Bonnaroo.

June 20 – Washington, DC @ FedExField

Tickets for the U.S. shows (which will have general admission seating on the field and reserved seats in the stands) will go on sale Tuesday, January 17th.”

Ed. Note: First CD I ever bought was Joshua Tree, who’s coming with me to this show?

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Thanks to those who’ve emailed from Pitchfork:

“Common and the National have been announced for Show Up!, a free concert hosted by Planned Parenthood and All Access that will serve as a “call to action for supporters of reproductive freedom to take action wherever they are.” The event will take place at the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. on January 19, the night before Inauguration Day, and promises “more special guests” to be announced in the upcoming days. While the event is free, tickets are required for entry; they can be acquired “through partnering organizations.”

Full release from Planned Parenthood:

“On January 19, 2017, a coalition of the nation’s leading reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations will come together for a historic event with leading activists, elected leaders, celebrity supporters and advocates from across the nation to elevate the strong support for access to reproductive health care and abortion rights.

Show Up! Is more than a concert — it’s a call to action for supporters of reproductive freedom to take action wherever they are. All Access began as a series of high-energy concerts during the summer of 2016 bringing together top musical and comedic talent to Cleveland, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, and Philadelphia to galvanize supporters. Show Up! will continue the momentum and inspire action throughout the country.

Quote from Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America:

“On the eve of the Presidential Inauguration, we plan to send a clear message to the incoming administration that millions of people across this country are prepared to fight attacks on reproductive health care and abortion services. Many of the activists within the All Access coalition have been leading this fight for decades, and together, we plan to energize more supporters to show up and take action, not just on January 19, but every day and everywhere they can. We’re standing together to create the world we want to see. We know our movement is stronger when we partner together and we will make our message clear: We will not back down, we will not be silenced, and we will not let attacks on reproductive freedom stand.”

Hosted by Monica Simpson, SisterSong Women Of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, the event will feature performances by Academy Award- and Grammy-winning artist Common and Grammy-nominated band The National. More special guests will be announced in the coming days. (more…)

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From a press release:

“The DC Public Library Foundation is set to release a compilation album featuring several luminaries of the DC music scene entitled ALB’s Rock the Stacks. The release will come in both vinyl and digital format. The Foundation will host a local music festival and release party at the MLK Library on February 24, 2017. The proceeds of the album and all events surrounding it will go to the DC Public Library FoundationALB’s Rock the Stacks came together in memory of Annie Lou Berman, an essential member of the DC creative community and board member of the DC Public Library Foundation, who succumbed to cancer earlier this year.

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courtesy The Adam Levowitz Orchestra

From an email:

The Adam Levowitz Orchestra is returning to the Howard Theatre on Wednesday, January 11th with the Tarantino Soundtrack Live, a production from their ongoing Live In Concert Series. This 90-minute roaring rampage of live music includes all the hits from Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown.

Event Information

Date: Wednesday, January 11th

Time: 8:00pm (Doors at 6:00pm)

Where: The Howard Theater  (more…)