UPDATE from the Howard Theatre:
“I would like to bring to your attention the simple fact that the liquor license at the Howard Theatre was never actually suspended. The suspension notice was a clerical error made by ABRA. Please see attached letter from ABRA explaining such events (above.)
Upcoming shows include:
8/25 – Sheila E
9/7 – Wyclef Jean
9/12 – The Wonder Years
9/15 – Stanley Clarke
9/20 – Black Uhuru
9/21 – Roc Marciano & Friends
9/26 – Pete Yorn
9/28 – White Ford Bronco
9/29 – Ginuwine
10/10 – Buika
10/11 – Kool Keith
10/12 – Kranium
10/31 – George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic”
Update from Jim: (more…)
815 V Street, NW
Update from Audrey Fix Schaefer
I.M.P. • 9:30 Club
Lincoln Theatre • The Anthem
“Live At 9:30”
Merriweather Post Pavilion:
“it’s unequivocally not true.”
I heard a terrible rumor from a friend in the music industry that the 9:30 Club is not long for this world. All of the big acts go down to the Anthem now, and this friend said the owners of 9:30 keep getting offers from developers that are ever higher and harder to refuse.
I have noticed that Satellite Room is rarely open Monday – Wednesday anymore (it was completely dark by 7:00 Wednesday night), wondering if this doesn’t substantiate it a bit. Would obviously be a huge loss for Shaw/U Street and the whole city, just wondering if anyone has heard anything similar.”
Again, THIS IS JUST A RUMOR. But it is worth talking about because I actually heard this same rumor a number of months ago. I asked somebody who is very well connected to the powers that be and he said there are absolutely no current plans for 9:30 Club to shutter/sell and he didn’t think they would. Having said that, the incredibly development going on all around 9:30 Club has changed things. I mean I don’t think I need to go into the history of 9:30 Club – everyone knows they are the best club in D.C. and quite possibly the country. They have had legendary performances there. They are the best. Period.
However, the Shaw of today is not the same as the Shaw/U Street of 1996 when they moved there. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user Rudi Riet
It’s been a long week. It’s gonna be a longer weekend. So indulge me!! I was talking with a buddy of mine about an essential question: what song would you walk out to if you were lucky enough to be a professional baseball player. Ed. Note: Go Nats!! This is a very, very hard question – you can only pick one song. After much consideration I ultimately went with Sure Shot. What’s yours?
Photo by PoPville flickr user kristenstake
I am trying to get a Rally Bus trip confirmed for the Dispatch concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Saturday, July 21. If you aren’t familiar with Rally Bus, it’s a “crowdpowered” bus service that connects riders going to the same event and takes them there and back. Each rider purchases a seat on the bus, however there is a minimum threshold of riders needed in order for a trip to get confirmed. If the trip doesn’t get confirmed, you are notified a few days in advance and you get your money back.
My husband and I use Rally Bus for every concert we attend at Merriweather and it’s awesome. (more…)
Well this is just awful. From Hot Jazz Saturday Night’s Facebook Saturday Night:
“In the likely (and understandable) event you were watching the Caps play tonight instead of listening to HJSN, I wanted to share with you that WAMU announced earlier this evening a slate of upcoming program changes. Among them is the cancellation of Hot Jazz Saturday Night. My last broadcast will be on June 23rd. You can find a link to the station’s press release on the home page, www.wamu.org.
The station will be moving LIVE FROM HERE, the successor to A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION, to air 8:00-10:00, followed by LIVE WIRE, at 10:00 P.M. Judy Carmichael’s JAZZ INSPIRED will be replaced with an additional hour of news from the BBC. (more…)
From an email:
You may have noticed that we’ve been experiencing some technical difficulties with our websites over the past two days. Ticketfly.com and all Ticketfly-powered websites are affected, including 930.com, TheAnthemDC.com, MerriweatherMusic.com, TheLincolnDC.com, and IMPconcerts.com.
Ticketfly is working diligently to get all websites back online and working properly. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user yostinator
“First things first: Fort Reno is absolutely happening this year. We’ve already secured a permit and the necessary funding to host six shows, which will likely run throughout July. So no need to worry in that regard. That said, we’re hoping to go a bit bigger.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Fort Reno Concert Series, and we’d like to celebrate with an extended season. To make that happen, we’ve decided to seek some additional financial support. (more…)
Flier by local Petworth artist Michael Cuesta
From an email:
“This Saturday April 28, dance to classic ska and reggae in the basement of the Dew Drop Inn. Adam Flymo Birch played trumpet with British two-tone ska giants The Specials, and many others. He joins us with his backing band, The Vershones. The Copacetics make their DC debut, touring from Rhode Island.
The Dew Drop Inn
2801 8th Street, NE
Saturday, April 28
2801 8th Street, NE
3 Stars Brewing Company co founders Mike McGarvey (left) and Dave Coleman (right)
From 3 Stars:
April 28th from 7-11pm
Food Trucks People’s Bao and Timber Pizza
We are throwing an epic hip hop show and dropping some sick new beers/collabs on April 28th. Join us at the brewery for an evening celebrating everything hip hop. Mr. Lif & Akrobatik are The Perceptionists and they are headlining an amazing lineup of extremely talented artists including Ben Shorr, World of Light Media, Keenan Orr and DJ Smudge. We will also have art from local artists and food trucks on site to round out the evening. Tickets are going to be extremely limited and there are various ticket options to allow you to customize your experience. $15 General Admission gets you in the door and your first beer. You can pre-purchase 5 additional beer tickets to help you skip the beer line and spend more time with beers and less time waiting. Additionally, there is a VIP option that gets you in the door an hour early, a custom glass and a 4-pack of each of the collab releases to pick up at the end of the event (4 4-packs in total). The VIP experience is extremely limited and will sell out quickly, so don’t miss this awesome opportunity.”
Get your tickets here.
6400 Chillum Pl NW
Ed. Note: I had the pleasure of getting a sneak taste of the 808’s and it does not disappoint!! Doing the 808 right:
courtesy 3 Stars
“Our first can release for this weekend is a tribute to the legendary drum machine, the Roland 808. This was an instrumental component of the hip hop scene of the late 80s and early 90s. DDH DIPA with Azaaca, Amarillo, Citra and hit with Simcoe Lupulin Powder.”