Friday, September 7, 2007

ON HIATUS!


Ah yes... Postings have been a bit thin as of late, though not due to an absence of wonderfully fun and exciting things to do. Alas, I've been doing all of them... and to excess. It also just so happens that the last quarter of the year always manages to kick my ass (in a professional sense), which leaves little spare time for sitting 'round the computer. That said, it is with much sadness that I am taking a wee sabbatical from frequent postings until things calm down a bit. I will still continue to send batch texts and will throw last minute deets up on myspace whenever possible.
love,
neema

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Pay What You Can Performance



"The Unmentionables" by Bruce Norris premiers tomorrow night at the Wooly Mammoth Theatre Company with two nights of pay-what-you-can performances. Other reviewers say its a "breezy take on Americans abroad in the Third World" that exposes their "bourgeois hypocracy." You can read a review of another company's performance in the Times.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Rock and Roll Hotel 1 Year Anniversary Party! 08.25.07




After countless shows, dj nights, photos and memories galore, it's hard to believe that RnR is only 1!!! Come on out on Saturday night to celebrate H Streets' finest.

Hosted by Andrew W.K
Sound by:
The Whips,
Earl Greyhound
The Big Sleep
The Points

Pow Wow DJs down
Disco City DJs Up

$20

RnR turns 1!

melvins tickets on sale today! 08.24.07



Yes, I've waited all year... Melvins and Big Business are back at the Cat and tickets go on sale today.

OCTOBER 6, 2007
ticketmaster

Special film screening at HOSIERY tonight! 08.24.07




The DC Premiere of the comedy short:
"MICK MEDALLION, STREET STALLION Vs. THE GREEK DISCO GANG"

and various episodes from the revolutionary as-yet-undistributed TV series:
BLOWBACK: SEASON ONE: THE RISE OF SLIPPY JIM created by Luke Wyatt with Team FILO associates

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++
FRIDAY, AUGUST 24
8PM / $5 donation
BYOB
BYOCIUW (Bring Your Own Chair If You Want)
443 I (Eye) St. NW
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++

MICK MEDALLION
The Hosiery will present the DC Premiere of the comedy short "Mick Medallion, Street Stallion Vs. The Greek Disco Gang". This is the secondepisode in the Mick Medallion series in which Mick gets tangled up with a wild and hairy Greek Disco Gang...It's midnight, Mick Medallion is trying to get laid, and the Greek Disco Gang are cooking lamb outside Mick's window? Time for Mick Medallion kick these Greeks off the block. OPA! (Episode 1 and more available at www.mickmedallion.com). Produced and directed by local filmmaker Adam Krell. Starring Ian Fay as Mick Medallion, Wayne Willinger, Francis Manuel Abbey, Kimberly Klinger and Ben Cunis.12 minutes.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

the Starlingtons! at DC9 tonight! 08.22.07


what am I doing tonight?? I'm so glad you asked.... After stuffing myself with sushi, I'll be riding over to DC9, where the lovely Sarah and her band, the Starlingtons will be playing for your listening pleasure. Stop by, clap hands.

DC9
9P
w/ Carrigan & Blues Hammer


dc nine

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

yellow fever and special guests tonight! 08.21.07



It's that time of the month again..... YELLOW FEVER GETS YOUR GROOVE ON WITH "POSSIBLE" GUEST "STARS". read on, read on....

"Yellow and Black make..... yellblckow!

NOTE: All rumours of possible special guests are true. Our special guests are backed up in the studio. Hopefully they will be able to come by. Cant legally say who they are, but it rhymes with cierra keone mefugee ball cars. You wont be disappointed if they come by and MC a little. You probably will be if it's just us.

TONIGHT!!!!! Brian, Nick & Kalani pretend to DJ reggae, dancehall, acid folk, garage, soul, groove, hip hop, and the best in adult contemporary!

>>>>> DJs YELLOW FEVER (Manila Ice & Poo Poo Platter/ToolboxDC)>>>>>
w/ their trusty manservant: THE PUNANI SOUNDSYSTEM (Gypsy Eyes Records/ESL Music)"

@ St. Ex: TUES 8/21/07 10pm-close
Tonight & every other Tuesday @ Cafe St Ex.(@ massively gentrified 14th/T
St NW DC!)
NO cover. NO weekend warriors. NO EXCUSES!

* links of the week:
SLRA*s
videOhhhh

Friday, August 17, 2007

EVIL DISCO. TONIGHT! 08.17.07



that's right. Evil Disco is back again!!! After the DD, Team Xterra is going to hit the BC for a little ED! Join DJ Hey Sailor! & DJ JOSHUA for another night of metalicious fun.

let's shred this.

black cat

DEMO-LICIOUS DERBY!!! 08.17.07




Are you excited? I am. I derby every year and tonight is going to be one of the best derby nights ever. Why? Cause this year, DC is taking on the DD by storm. Expect to see some of your favorite scenesters amongst the grandstands. Come on out, raise a fist, point a finger, scream at the top of your lungs... We'll be hittin up the Cat for the Evil Disco afterparty....

$3 discount derby tix here!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

last dance.... FORT RENO tonight! 08.16.07



Tonight is the last night to get your Fort Reno on... at least until next year.

Come out and show your support!

w/
Edie Sedgewick
Sentai
Eyeball Skeleton
fort reno kisses summer 2007 goodbye

Sunday, August 12, 2007

tonight! DARKEST HOUR @ 9:30!!! 08.12.07



yo dudes. DARKEST HOUR is gonna wreck the 9:30 tonight.
Doors at 7
Tix $15.

Playing w/ Job for a Cowboy, Damnation A.D., A Life Once Lost & Despised Icon

don't sleep.

9:30

tonight! The Mantras @ DC9! 08.12.07



Yo! There are two amazing shows right across the street from each other TONIGHT. We're going to do our best to see both of em.....

THE MANTRAS are back at DC9, playing with Dennis Kane, Znth & The Pains of Being Pure at Heart.

8P
$8

Friday, August 10, 2007

also tonight! The Saviours benefit for John Stabb! 08.10.07



Also tonight, Friday August 10th, Velvet Lounge is hosting a benefit show to raise funds for John Stabb, the former singer of one of my all time favorite DC bands, Government Issue. John was assaulted near his home in suburban DC in July and the benefit is to help pay for surgeries that his insurance company won't cover.

The Benefit show will feature: Dave Smalley (ex-Dag Nasty/Down By Law), Marc Ganancias , The Saviors, Pup Tent , Lorelei (Slumberland), Jerry Busher (of Fugazi / French Toast/ All Scars.

There is also an Ebay Auction currently in progress which features items donated to raise money for John's medical fund. Come out and show your support!

59th ANNUAL MONTGOMERY COUNTY FAIR comes to town!!!




AUGUST 10th - 18th
It’s the return of the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. Now in it’s 59th year, all of the over priced fun and games you’ve come to know and love are back for 8 magical days… There will be pig races, a NASCAR simulator, birthing and milking parlors, a monster truck show, rides galore and my personal favorite, the DEMOLITION DERBY (next Friday and Saturday nights), and of course, all of the kettle corn, beer floats and funnel cakes you can stomach.


montgomery county fair

Thursday, August 9, 2007

tonight!! The Able Birds at the Red & the Black! 08.09.07


TONIGHT!!

Come see The Able Birds tonight at the Red & the Black!
Show @ 9:30
$8 cheep, cheep!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Instrumental Analysis turns one! awww...08.10.07




THIS FRIDAY!

Our buddies at Instrumental Analysis are turing the big O-N-E!!! Come help them celebrate with the kids from Le Loup, Bellman Barker, Le Jeune and Jette Kelley!

Rock and Roll Hotel
08.10.07
Doors/ 8:30
Show/ 9:30.
It is free before 9 and $10 after.

instrumental analysis

fort reno this week! 08.09.07




THIS THURSDAY!
Fort Reno
08.09.07


BRANDON BUTLER
THE SENTIMENT
BABY KILLER ESTELLE

free!
7:15-9:30

thank yous...



despite the heat, the occassional sprinkles, the hand casualties at the grill,and our guest of honor delayed by 4 hours, Operation Jerom(an)Empire BBQ 2007 was a huge success. Thank yous to the late night table dancers, the dead baby beer garden decorators, the master chef, the air guitar voice of god, the tortilla through the wrapper eaters and the skies for not completely opening up on us. To everyone who came and who came bearing gifts, foods and drinks.... I salute you. heart.

black metal vol.1 out today! 08.07.07



"Written by Rick Spears with art by Chuck B.B. and published by Oni Press Twin brothers, Shawn and Sam, aren't your typical kids - sure, their Grim and deep dedication to metal isn't that unusual but their mysterious parentage sure is! Empowered by the legendary sword of Atoll, these kids are determined to thrash and wail on however many demons they have to in order to fulfill the ancient prophecy and regain their rightful position as Hell Baron of the Pit. Loud, fast and heavy like the music it is inspired by, Black Metal ties into the youth culture that has grown up around this ferocious sound. Then infused with a shot of ancient myth and a healthy dose of high adventure, it rises to the level of a truly epic tale."

Look for the Black Metal write-ups in Wizard, Decibel, Revolver and Publishers Weekly!

Black Metal's first awesome review:
BLACK METAL VOL 1 REVIEW

tonight! Riff Raff @ Asylum 08.07.07



Also tonight! Hit 18th for all the fist pumping, boozing and air guitar you can handle.

RIFF RAFF
08.07.07
ASYLUM
21+
no cover

tonight! DJs Yellow Fever @ St. Ex 08.07.07

The first 7 days of August have already flown by.... It's all been a blurry haze...





Q: What do you call two Asian DJs walking a poodle?
A: Gourmets!


TONIGHT!!!!! Brian, Nick & Kalani pretend to DJ reggae, dancehall, acid folk, garage, soul, groove, hip hop, and the best in adult contemporary!

>>>>> DJs YELLOW FEVER (Manila Ice & Poo Poo Platter/ToolboxDC)>>>>>
w/ their trusty manservant: THE PUNANI SOUNDSYSTEM (Gypsy Eyes Records/ESL
Music)

@ St. Ex: TUES 8/7/07 10pm-close
Tonight & every other Tuesday @ Cafe St Ex.(@ massively gentrified 14th/T St NW DC!)
NO cover. NO weekend warriors. NO EXCUSES!


** DJs Yellow Fever played Virgin Fest USA last Sat Aug 4. You missed them
backstage in our YELLOW trailer with free Gatorade ...see pic by Alison Shelley:
alison shelley washington times joint
Wait a minute... that's NOT Gatorade!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

fort reno tonight! 08.02.07


Happy August!

Tonight at Fort Reno!!!

Night of 1,000 Cakes!
Benjy Feree
The Aquarium
Yell Country

always free!
7:15-9:30

fort reno

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Fiesta Hippie! St. Ex este Miercoles! 08.01.07



happy august!
Come join DJ's Neville C, Naraku and Provoke as they explore the outer regions of their musical minds with their monthly "Psychedelic Revival" at Saint-Ex this
Wednesday*.

This month Neville will bring a special Latin/Brazilian flavor to the proceedings in honor of his upcoming trip to Brazil (10 dias and counting). Look (listen too) for rare psychedelic gems from Brazil, Mexico, El Salvador, Argentina y mas as well
as the (un)usual American and British stuff. Rock, funk and jazz too. You never no.
La musica empieza a las diez. Gratis.

ST EX
1847 14th Street
st ex

PS. Neville promises more Portuguese in next months flyer.

Ingmar Bergman. RIP. 1918-2007


Ingmar Bergman
07.14.18- 07.30.07

We lost another genius yesterday. For those of you not familiar with his work, I highly suggest queueing up your Nexflix with some Bergman stock. My first Bergman experience was watching The Seventh Seal in 1991 in complete darkness in a friends living room. Despite the overtly tragic subject matter, I felt a deep and joyous connection with the film, it's characters and the director's sense of inevitable circumstance. It was the beginning of a long relationship...

Other classics to check out:
Hour of the Wolf
Wild Strawberries
Winter Light
Through a Glass Darkly

...and so many more.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Fort Reno tomorrow! 07.26.07



Fort Reno continues tomorrow!
Antelope
Omega Band
Scanner Freaks

7:15-9:30
always free, always fun.

no booze, dope.

also saturday! HABITAT 07.28.07



Some of you know how ansy I get if forced to stay at one venue for too long... This is one of the many reasons I give myself options when planning an evening out. DJ JOSHUA & DEAN will be spinning at Lush on Saturday night and if you're not already sweatin from the Hosiery gig, you damn will be once Josh has his way with you.


10P- 3A
LUSH (First floor of the Reef... you might as well stay for brunch the next morning...)
2446 18th
No Cover
21+

Sabado Gigante at HOSIERY! 07.28.07




Sabado Gigante at Hosiery this Saturday will celebrate some lovely comings and some sorrowful goings...

WHEN: Sat. July 28th, 8pm-?
REASON: Goodbye Jason, Hello Sarah and Kristina, what up Nicki!
ARTISTS: Kristina Bilonick, Jason Conny, Sarah McLaughlin, Nick Pimentel.
BANDS: El Gallo, Fever, and more
DJ: Name Names (Ian Svenonius), Yellow Fever and the Punani Soundsystem, and more!
PLACE: If ya don't know by now......
TIME: 8pm - ???
COST: FREE
BYOB, BYOH2O!!!!!!!!

ps: these boys never disappoint.

modernist society! 07.26.07



Mod Soc appears to be catching on... Perhaps it's the swanky new 18th street addy, maybe it's the Post or Wonkette coverage... Whatever the reason, we say, it's about friggin time.

Tomorrow night! An interview with al Jazeera correspondent and former Marine, Josh Rushing, free vodka til 9, fine tuneage and more likely than not, top shelf porn.

Bourbon
2321 18th St. NW

No Cover

Monday, July 23, 2007

cnn, youtube & you. 07.23.07





'Would you be president for minimum wage?'

If you have to stay home tonight, you should be watching the CNN/Youtube Democratic Debates.

Democratic presidential candidates faced questions directly from voters on Monday in the first CNN/YouTube debate. One asked about the viability of withdrawing from Iraq, another asked if they would be president for minimum wage and one asked if they had talked about sex with their children.

Voters raise the issues of gay marriage, how to end the war in Iraq, how to better education and whether race was an issue in the response to Hurricane Katrina in the form of videos they shot of themselves and posted on YouTube.

LIVE. NOW.

greenland/mikal evans! Black Cat 07.25.07

BLACK CAT BACKSTAGE has been tearing it up as of late. Wednesday, July 25th marks night numero tres of shows that you don't want to miss this week.

GREENLAND
MIKAL EVANS BAND
A NORTHERN CHORUS


black cat

$8 Backstage
9:00

statehood & problems. black cat b/s 07.24.07


shit. I don't know how a girl can keep up.

Statehood and PROBLEMS will also be playing tomorrow night. (btw, expect a yellow fever post in the next 24 too...)

Black Cat Backstage
$8
9p

MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT! 07.24.07 @ DC9


again, I saw MotA open up for Unsane in Philly at the Khyber. amazing show... Is there such a thing as MATHCORE? did I just make that up? you tell me...

DC9
w/
TONE
Made Out of Babies
$10



mouth of the architect

the ponys. tonight! 07.23.07


I had the opportunity to see these guys a few months ago when they played with Blood Brothers. If you're on your way back from Reno (and are somehow surfing the web) and haven't had enough, stop off at the Cat and check em out.

Black Cat
$10
backstage

the ponys

procedure. 07.25


PROCEDURE (3.0)
"something for everyone... and nothing for some"

WEDNESDAY . JULY 25

nonchalantly sequenced melodies & noise:
Mark Williams + Richard Chartier

once a month (last Wednesdays) we present a quite laid back evening of lost and forgotten music, ambient sounds, electronic whatnot, low brow tunes, dark covers, b-sides, electric squiggles, bloopy unusual-ness, blatant obviousness, avant garde obscurities, bubblegum oddities, punk fun, unintentional hits and very intentional misses... and other seemingly unrelated genre crossing nonchalantly sequenced.

listen. think. drink. repeat.

Saint-Ex downstairs
1847 14th Street NW Washington DC
10pm-close / FREE / 21+
www.myspace.com/procedure

Friday, July 20, 2007

New music Tuesday... On Friday.

MEXICAN INSTITUTE OF SOUND


So I beat my New York Times theif to the paper this past Sunday, and I'm very glad... it tipped me off to Camilo Lara's second album, Pinata, under the moniker Mexican Instute of Sound. Layering disparate sources of Mexican music and voice samples, he reaches the Essence of The Groove which is urban and folk at the same time.


http://www.myspace.com/mexicaninstituteofsound

Thursday, July 19, 2007

The SHow IS THE RAINbow 08.01


I'm writing this entry based solely on the awesomeness of the first 35 seconds of The Show Is the Rainbow's "gothic cajun". If a computer wanted to impart Wisdom in high pitched and highly composed beats, but also wanted you to have a party, it would produce the very same 35 seconds of music. And the next 111 seconds ain't bad either.

Come check them out at increasingly what it seems DC does best - the enigmatic and elusive house/abandoned space party, this time presented by Civilian Art Projects, at

1644 North Capitol Street

Wednesday, August 1, 8-11pm

A $2 donation pays for the band and "refreshments", although I say don't be cheap, I'm sure the band and the efforts of Civilian are worth more than that.


Visual artistes for the evening:










Wednesday, July 18, 2007

THE RETURN OF THE SON OF SPILT MILK! 07.21.07



Spilt Milk Productions/Black Gemini Management Systems And The Rock N Roll Comintern present:

"THE RETURN OF THE SON OF SPILT MILK"
SATURDAY JULY 21st for ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Featuring:
From San Francisco, CA
!!SUGAR AND GOLD!!
(Award Winning House Band For The Intergalactic Expatriactic Society)

sugar and gold
myspace/sugarandgold


SELAM
1524 U Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

With DJ's:
Name Names AKA Ian Svenonius
And special super guest DJ Jawne

Doors at 10pm
Band will go on at 12pm
$5 Donation for the composer/performers

EVIL DISCO AT THE CAT!!! 07.20.07



EVIL DISCO BACK FROM A SHALLOW GRAVE!!!

that's right, EVIL DISCO is back and there will be hell to pay. New venue, new nite, same ol shit (and by ol shit, I mean good shit). Join DJ's Hey Sailor! & DJ Joshua at the Black Cat for a night of the best metal, punk and glam jams we all know and love.

friday
07.20.07
black cat
backstage
respect.

fort reno- tomorrow! 07.19.07!



the beauty pill
carol bui
alphabetical order

free!
7:15-9:30

fort reno

Monday, July 16, 2007

GOGOL BORDELLO after party @ DC9! 07.18.07


yep! if you've still got some dance left in you after their show at the 9:30, DC9 will be hosting (again, but formally) the official Gogol Bordello after party.

feat: DJ Dimon
11pm
FREE

RIFF RAFF. tomorrow night! 07.17.07



fuck the flyer.
there is no cover.
join DJ's Hey Sailor, Jennder and Joshua for another night of 18th street fisting...Riff Raff style.

ASYLUM
07.17.07
9P
21+

manufactured landscapes. out now.

So, when I went to see Sicko last week (which by the by, I HIGHLY recommend), one of the preceeding trailers for a documentary titled "Manufactured Landscapes" piqued my interest.... Award winning photographer Edward Burtynsky travels to China to witness the Country's mass industrialization and it's staggering impact on the world around us.

Directed by Jennifer Baichwal.

MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES



zeitgeist films

now playing at Landmark E St. Theater
E St. Cinema

Winner:
Best Documentary – 2007 Genie Awards
Best Canadian Film – Toronto International Film Festival
Best Canadian Film & Best Documentary - Toronto Film Critics Association Awards
Nominated:
Grand Jury Prize- Sundance Film Festival 2007

tonight: fort reno v. screen on the green smackdown

which side are you on?!

fort reno: the carribean, len bias, the ardennes
yes: friends, picnics, dogs
no: booze
7:15 - 9:30 pm

screen on the green: annie hall
the mall, between 4th and 7th street
8:30 pm

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The Mantras at DC9! 07.12.07



I keep telling you guys......

THE MANTRAS
DC9
Thursday
w/
The Joonies & Cat-a-Tac
$8
8PM

listen:
the mantras

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY! 07.10.07


srsly.

The tunes out this week are gonna blow your mind and you might need a few days to let the awesomeness sink in...

Save your pennies, kids. Look what’s being released this week:


DARKEST HOUR/DELIVER US- So I was studying on Saturday night until about 3 am... I had Headbangers Ball on (yes, yes, I did) and EVERY SINGLE COMMERCIAL BREAK played a promo for Darkest Hours' new album "Deliver Us". I took it as a sign....***Someone should give the promo person at Victory a raise. Oh yeah, mark your calendars, DH is at 9:30 on AUGUST 12th (w/ DAMNATION A.D.!!)...
RESPECT.


darkest hour on victory records!



FUCK THE FACTS/ COLLECTION OF SPLITS 2002-2004
Available on Relapse.

relapse



GOGOL BORDELLO/SUPER TARANTA
googol bordello on sideonedummy records



SPOON/GA GA GA GA GA
merge records
Spoon’s only local date in the near future is 08.05.07 at the Virgin Fest!


IT ALSO MUST BE NOTED THAT I MISSED A FEW ALBUMS LAST MONTH.


I JUST HEARD THE NEW PxDx- "Phantom Limb" this WEEK and it's probably one of their best albums since Prowler.... (and does the artwork on this album look a wee bit familiar?? Well, it's cause it's from the mind of the multi talented John Baizley of Baroness who's contributed art for the likes of Kylesa, Municipal Waste, & Daughters to name a few...).
Released worldwide on 06/18/07 on Relapse.
pig destroyer