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Music August 31, 2016 at 10:37 pm

Prince: A Celebration w/ DJ Dredd this Saturday at The Black Cat


The Washington Post calls DJ Dredd “Washington’s foremost Princeologist,” stating that no DJ is Washington is more associated with Prince’s music. Dredd is the architect of the long-running Prince dacne parties in DC that have spanned almost two decades. In 2015, Dredd performed at private parties for Stevie Wonder, Berry Gordy/Motown, and yes, Prince.

Join DJ Dredd at the historic Black Cat as he pays tribute to his hero by spinning a 5 hour set. The party will also feature a stunning video mix by O’s Cool.

Dredd will also be giving away select memorabilia from his extensive Prince collection.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Girls! Rock DC.

Music August 30, 2016 at 2:05 pm

Like to sing? Free on Monday nights?

Our DC choir is looking for some new members!

The Runnymede Singers is a small chorus of amateurs who love to sing, with a range of musical skills from sight-readers to shower singers and a range of ages from student loans to AARP. We don’t require auditions. We are a relaxed group – the main goal is to work together to sing as well as we can and have fun doing it.

We work on seasonal/Christmas music in the fall and a huge variety in the spring — Italian madrigals, classical pieces, Gershwin, Berlin, Andrew Lloyd Webber, spirituals, and pop. Our conductor and pianist are professionals who help us learn and polish our performance.

Our rehearsals are held on Monday nights from 6:45 to 8:45 (with a cookie break in the middle) at First Baptist Church, 16th & O Streets NW (enter from the parking lot off 17th). We are not part of the church, but they rent a rehearsal room to us.

We do not sell tickets to our concerts. We perform at area retirement and nursing homes, and we also participate in an annual Christmas concert with two other area choirs and often have a friends and family concert in the Spring.

To hear more about us, listen to a piece that was done about us on NPR :…

We do contribute as we are able to cover the costs for the conductor, the pianist, the rehearsal room, and new music, etc. The average cost is about $150 per semester. Don’t let this stop you from joining us, though – some of us pay more than others, some less. We don’t want anyone to stay away because they cannot pay the whole amount.

If you want to have music in your life, whether you are an experienced, polished singer or you love to sing but haven’t in a while, you are welcome. If you are interested in joining, have more questions, or just want to talk to a member, please contact our choir director Erica by emailing singercat36 [at] gmail dot com.


Music June 16, 2015 at 11:36 pm

Lost Concert Tickets U Street/Adams Morgan Area

We lost two tickets to Yo La Tengo that we just bought today. The concert is in September. These were going to be a Father’s Day gift…. 🙁

Music September 30, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Musical backline rental

Hey! I’m in a rock band that will be performing on RT in DC this coming December and I need to rent some backline for that performance.
Basically what I need is a guitar half stack, a bass amp and drum set.

If anyone has any leads, it’d be greatly appreciated!

Music March 31, 2014 at 10:46 am

Local band seeks lead singer

Established local cover band, Jeff from Accounting (, is seeking a new lead singer. After several years, our lead singer/rhythm guitarist is moving out of the DC area. We are looking for a true “front man”, as our new band member must be equal parts singer, musician, and entertainer.

A few details about the band and what we are looking for: Jeff from Accounting is a cover band, playing mostly rock and pop. We really just play what we like and some of what the crowd wants. We play bars, music venues, private events, and some weddings. If you go to the band’s website,, you can see a little bit of who we are and what we do. There is a lot up there – from songs we play, upcoming show schedule, past venues we have played (and continue to play), etc. If Jeff from Accounting looks like a band you might be interested in, then…

We are looking for a lead singer AND musician. Our new band member must play an instrument, like guitar or keyboard, and sing as well. They would be the lead singer, but other members of the band sing back up, and sometimes take lead on songs too.

We practice once a week. Usually a week day. Our practice area is in Northeast DC, near Catholic University and the NE DC/Maryland border. Certainly everyone in the band has their own schedules and commitments, and we play whenever it works for everyone; but generally we play 2-4 shows a month. Sometimes we travel for weddings or other events. We are guys in their late 20s/early 30s, and we all have day jobs (thus the band name, though none of us are Jeff and no one is an accountant), so this is all for fun.

If you are interested in joining the band, respond to our Craigslist Ad ( Give us some info about yourself, maybe some links to some work you’ve done, other bands you have been in, etc. We’ll get in touch and try out a few people during the month of April. We’ll jam a few songs, hang out, see if it’s a good fit. Thanks!

Music April 22, 2013 at 3:31 pm

violin maintenance/repair

Can anyone recommend a good place to have a violin bow rehaired? 

Music March 19, 2013 at 6:58 pm

Beatboxer and Bass Singer Needed

We found our last beatboxer through PoP and we are very sad that he is leaving us for grad school! Acappella Group Needs Bass and Beatboxer
Email for more info about our pop/r&b professional a cappella group. If you are interested in singing, let us know! [email protected]
AUDITION: prepare 1 minute or a verse & chorus of 2 songs. Please have contrasting styles (For example, sing a classic rock song and a light contemporary pop song). We also might test your range with scales, sight-singing and harmony exercises…Auditions will take 10 minutes and they’re super fun!
Rehearsals are Wednesday 730-10pm and gigs on weekends.

Music February 13, 2013 at 3:56 pm
Music February 13, 2013 at 12:47 pm

President’s Day Brunch?

Does anyone know of any downtown restaurants that are going to have brunch on President’s Day (2/18)?

Music December 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm

selling CD’s

Not too long ago, I read some posts on Pop about selling CD’s. I wrote down the info, but of course can’t find that little scrap of paper now that I need it. What are some good places for selling used CD’s in DC?

Music November 5, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Seeking saxophone lessons

After a 10 year hiatus, I’m ready to take up the saxophone again.  I am rusty and would like to find a local teacher for private or semi-private lessons, but I don’t know how to go about finding one.  Any recommendations?  Where do I even start?

Music November 5, 2012 at 11:12 am

Antique jewelry appraiser?

I have what may be an antique ring, and I’d like to have it appraised by someone who could tell me about its origins and its value. Any one know any places that could do this, and possibly the price they’d charge?

Music October 31, 2012 at 4:34 pm
Music September 11, 2012 at 1:30 am

Can you sing? Tenor, Baritone, Bass, Beatboxer needed for acappella group!

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Can you sing?
Text 203 554 1212
Email if you have singing experience! Tenor, Baritone, Bass, Beatboxer wanted. 
Serious performers only!

Music September 10, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Already Winning: a DC Tribute to Pussy Riot

Recently my roommates and I recorded a punk prayer tribute for Pussy Riot.  We can’t pretend to know much about the historical and political context in which Pussy Riot is protesting. Still, We can–and do–identify with their message and with their medium. Moved by by these three women’s absolutely contagious conviction, we have decided to share our song, “Already Winning”, with BYT and hopefully the broader DC community.  We were referred to the three of you by a friend.  We sincerely hope our efforts will encourage others to learn more not only about Pussy Riot and their case but also about Russia and the struggles faced by all reformers, both radical and practical alike.
Already Winning is a collaborative project by DC musicians Bryan Gerhart, Laura Zax, and Nick DePrey. 


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