“In anticipation of their upcoming album release, DC indie-rock band, Grogan Social Scene is throwing a DIY party. For the event, Grogan Social Scene is collaborating with local artist, LA Johnson, as well as local craft brewer, Kyle Gildea. Johnson will be exhibiting pieces of art inspired by the songs on Grogan Social Scene’s upcoming album, Conceptual Arrangements, while Gildea will offer up several selections of his home-brewed beer in commemorative bottles designed by Johnson. The evening, which has been titled The Lamont Street Collective Summer Bash, takes place on Saturday, June 28th at the Lamont Street Collective (1822 Lamont Street, NW) beginning at 8pm. Opening for Grogan Social Scene is local band, Peyote Pilgrim.

Conceptual Arrangements is Grogan Social Scene’s second full-length album and is set for release in the fall. “We thought this would be a nice opportunity to preview songs from the upcoming album while spotlighting a great local brewer and an amazing artist,” says band founder, Thomas Grogan. Grogan Social Scene is a collective that changes and rotates its lineup on any given night. For this performance, Grogan will be joined by several members who also show up on the album including Erika Seberhagen, a former member of Once Okay Twice, whose violin is now an integral part of the band’s sound.

DC-based artist, LA Johnson, graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2009. She has lectured at George Washington University and Artisphere and has held exhibitions in Washington, DC at The Dunes, Hole in the Sky, Jojo’s and Mid City Café. Most recently she has become the Art Director at The Intentional.

Local Brewer, Kyle Gildea, has crafted several unique beers for the event including, Smokey Whiskey Barrel Stout, Belgian Caramel Wit and an English Brown.

Opening band, Peyote Pilgrim, is an indie-blues band from DC.

Lamont Street Collective, a community space that has been devoted to supporting art, activism, social justice and fun rock shows since 1975, will host the event.”

1805 Irving Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1805 Irving Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Furnished 1 yr rental. The best of city living. 3,100 square feet of living space + parking! Classic oversized row house. Perfect for entertaining. Sooo charming. Lovely front porch and private garden. impressive dining room, updated kitchen, cheerful breakfast room, newly renovated full bath. 4 br, 1.5 ba. Close to everything but in quiet and relaxing Mt Pleasant.”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/1.5 bath is going for 4,000/Mo.

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This unit is located at 3420 16th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Estate Sale. Sold AS/IS. Sunlight abounds in this spacious condo with high ceilings, wood floors, ample closet space including a walk-in closet, and glass doors leading to TWO separate Balconies! Go up one floor to take in the views on the roof deck! Extra storage unit, laundry and bike room in basement. Pet friendly with low monthly condo fee. Convenient walk to metro & shopping!”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $320,000 ($306 monthly fee.)

Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

“Dear PoPville,

I saw the thread on the wildlife photographer and it reminded me that I’ve been meaning to email about a woman I’ve seen a few times in Mt. Pleasant taking pictures from her car.

Both times I’ve seen her (and once when my husband did) it was near the Park Rd./Adams Mill intersection (by Rosemont Center) in a white Honda Civic. She’s usually wearing dark sunglasses or a visor and takes pictures from her car while seemingly yelling/gesturing wildly. Once she got out of her car and came towards me and spat at my car. The other day I saw her she drove down Porter towards Connecticut with her hazards on and then stopped in the middle of the road.

I’m sure readers will say that she’s not technically doing anything illegal and/or that I should contact police instead of writing to PoPville… fair enough, will do that next time if there’s spitting/dangerous driving involved. For now, I’m just wondering if anyone else has seen her/experienced this in the area? Perhaps there’s an explanation like the wildlife photographer?”


From an email:

“Spring into Summer Mt. Pleasant Shop Hop!

On Sunday June 8, 2014 from noon – 5 pm, the Mt. Pleasant Business Association will be hosting the Spring into Summer Mt. Pleasant Shop Hop. Come stroll down historic Mt. Pleasant Street and visit Mt. Pleasant Businesses specials and free samples. Also featuringlocal craft vendors and live music! Mt. Pleasant Street from Park Road to Harvard Street.”

3122 18th Street Northwest

This house is located at 3122 18th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Stately 5BR/2.5BA Mount Pleasant Victorian PLUS 1BR/1BA rental (w/ CofO) renovated in 2012! Gorgeous period details, beautiful woodwork, + original accents throughout the spacious floor plan. 4 finished floors, 2 zone A/C. 10′ ceilings & great-sized rooms. 2 balconies, terrace, + patio. Top floor master suite w/ stunning Cathedral views! Rental=300k+ of mortgage! 1 car garage.”

You can see more photos here.

This 6 bed/3.5 bath is going for $1,149,900.


“Dear PoPville,

My roommates and I found a bright yellow/green parakeet at 16th and Oak St NW (Mt. Pleasant/Col. Heights). It appeared to be in good health, no injuries. We managed to get it into a bag and took it to the Washington Humane Society at 1201 New York Ave. NE. It’s hanging out there for now, awaiting its owner. Would you be able to post something to try to alert the owner? Much appreciated! I’ve attached a photo (post-rescue).”

Hope it’s not this guy again!

3155 Mt. Pleasant St, NW

Last night we learned of the abrupt closure of Tonic and Last Exit in Mt. Pleasant. It didn’t take long to learn who’ll be taking over the space. I started getting scuttlebutt about a new spot called Goodall’s Bistro but The 42 got the full scoop:

There’s no set menu at this time, but it will be vegetarian and vegan friendly. Here’s a bit more information via an email form the owner:

“Goodall’s Bistro will feature a seasonally rotating menu of the freshest foods from locally sourced organic farms, and free range ranches in the Mid-Atlantic region. We will serve dinner seven days a week from 5-10pm, and brunch on Saturday’s and Sunday’s from 10am-3pm, with the option of expanding our services down the line.”

Still sad to lose Tonic but looking forward to learning more about the new bistro!