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9th and G St, NW

From the DC Public Library:

“WHO: Morehouse College Glee Club and Quartet

WHAT: Performs a free noon concert.

WHERE: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Great Hall
901 G St. NW

WHEN: Fri., March 24, noon

The Morehouse College Glee Club continues its tradition of musical excellence. The Glee Club has shared the stage with opera great Jessye Norman, Natalie Cole, Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan and Trisha Yearwood. They have performed at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, Super Bowl XXVII, a concert of excerpts from ³Porgy and Bess² with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and a premiere of the work ³Of Dreams and Other Possibilities² written by Patrice Rushen. Morehouse College is the only all-male historically black institution of higher learning in the United States.

The Glee Club performance is the last event in the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library before the building undergoes its three-year modernization. The concert will include spirituals, gospel and Yuroba selections.”

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photo courtesy Quarter+Glory credit: Mark Soriano (Pix of DC)

From a press release:

“Starting March 22nd, a Wednesday evening stroll past 14th and U’s Quarter+Glory, will likely result in head nodding or even a snapping of the fingers. The cocktail bar with a mid-century swagger is adding another element essential to quintessential American cocktail bars; jazz. Entitled: ‘The Savoy Jazz Nights’ every Wednesday evening, sounds of horns and drums will fill the air at Quarter+Glory. In true fashion, the weekly jazz nights carry a literary theme, very much like the bar itself. The themed evening borrows its name from The Savoy Cocktail Book, authored by American bartender Harry Craddock, widely considered to be the best bartender of the prohibition era. The Savoy Cocktail Book was published by London’s renown hotel: The Savoy in 1930, Craddock’s employer at the time, and included 750 recipes. (more…)

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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?