While I always keep a calendar of recommended events in the right column of this page, I wanted to make special mention of some exciting events coming up shortly and later on this year. They feature music front and center, but also bring in art and theater. Although I spend an awful lot of time in clubs, I also support theater, art, book readings, and many other great cultural events around town that I will probably should sneak into DC ROCK LIVE more frequently. So first, check out the following art show with a rather big music tie-in...
DC FUNK-PUNK THROWBACK JAM - 9:30 Club, February 24th
If you missed the two Salad Days shows at the Black Cat, here is your chance to see some of the bands that played those nights. As a very cool bonus, the DC funk/go-go scene is also represented at this show. The irrepressible Henry Rollins will be your host in what will be a historic night where you are sure to get some great music. Note the 3:00pm start time as there is so much to take in that afternoon and evening. This is all to celebrate the opening of an exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art entitled PUMP ME UP: DC subCULTURE of the 1980’s and the release of the film The Legend of Cool “Disco” Dan. The Corcoran's exhibit runs from February 23rd through April 7th and will definitely be worth a visit after this show.
ONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN returns to the ARENA STAGE, June 21st through August 11th
This show was such a success, that it is back for an encore run which will give you another chance to see a fine theater piece that brings you the music of Janis Joplin and that of her inspirations. It was a tremendous show and I will have more when the show dates get closer. Perhaps, I will again interview a cast member as I did previously (see Mary Bridget Davies interview in my Interviews section on the right). Put this on you calendar and stay tuned.