Friday, January 28, 2011

King Giant - We Have a Winner

DC ROCKS congratulates DC Deejay Tommy B. Our winner of the King Giant give away contest. Have fun Saturday!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Don't Let Music Lovers Go Hungry

Support Hungry For Music- a good cause, and have a good time while you're at with J.P. McDermott and friends this Saturday night at Takoma Park Auditorium.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Don't Get Mad...Get In the Contest for King Giant Giveaway

If 2011 is not treating you well thus far, you might want to consider thrashing it out in the mosh pit at the State Theater THIS Saturday night with King Giant, The Crimsom Electric, Throwdown Syndicate and Death Penalty. Not for the feint of heart, this show  brings back the days of Mandatory Metal - a bygone tradition at the State.

A review of King Giant's album Southern Darkness by Heavy Planet reports: "This album could only be made in the American South.... As a matter of fact, if Johnny Cash rose from the grave and started a metal band, this is what it might sound like. King Giant isn't music that's meant to be fun. No, this is music that's meant to exorcise demons.”

If your soul is still hard core, this is the show for you, and DC ROCKS is giving away two pair of tickets. Just send an email to:

Put "Giant Giveaway" in the subject line, and something clever in the  compose section.

We'll put your name in the hat for this Saturday's big rock show.

The two winners will be announced here- Friday, January 28th. One entry per household, please.(Contest ends at NOON January 28)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Yell County and Dot Dash Collide at the Quarry House Sunday

The Quarry House is a long distance runner for sure. We already asked you to support your local cowgirl there on Saturday night. On Sunday at 2 pm, the Quarry House will be at it again when Dot Dash meets Yell County for the matinee show. The good old QH will still be an intimate venue with a beer and whiskey list as long as your arm. Dot Dash and Yell County's accomplished rocking is just what you need on a really cold Sunday afternoon. The show starts at 2.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Support Your Local Cowgirl

Ruthie and the Wranglers will be making a rare appearance this Saturday night at the Quarry House which, last time I looked, had no sign marking its presence on the corner of Georgia and Bonifant.
Once again good music hits small quarters. When you're not dancing within spitting distance of the band on the miniature dance space in front of the bathroom, look for a beer and whiskey list as long as your arm and order a bourbon for Ruth while you're at it.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Winter Dance Break

photo by Beth
Artisphere the newest, biggest, and most varied art space around has weekly dances going on in their ball room. Choose from "Salsa Tuesdays" or "Dance Wednesdays." Both evenings include beginner dance lessons amd live music. This Wednesday look for Little Red and the Renegades featuring an all star guest line up including: Alan MacEwan, Chris Watling and Mark Noone.

If you can't get down South, there's no better way to kick off the Carnival season.

Beginner's Cajun/Zydeco Dance Lesson: 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Dance: 8:30pm to 11:00pm
Admission: $15.00

Two Blocks from Rosslyn Metro (blue & orange lines).
FREE PARKING after 6:00pm

Beer and Wine Available at Bar

Friday, January 14, 2011

Another Saturday Night SUNDAY at IOTA

This just in from Billy Coulter:

"I want to thank you all for being on this journey with me since I started playing again in 2003. It would really mean a lot if you'd join us to celebrate the launch of our new CD TRACE: Live on Sunday at one of the best clubs in town, Clarendon's IOTA Cafe.

Hopefully many of you will have next Monday off for the MLK holiday. If so, it'll be like Saturday night all over again! We think you'll dig the opening set by The Ruins, who are also launching their new album."

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Got Cold Feet?

As the wind roars through Washington, DC ROCKS can't think of a better way to warm up your dogs this Saturday night than heading over to IOTA for the foot stomping, can't sit still world sounds of CHOPTEETH. (The multiple award winning 'Teeth are in the running for Wammies yet again this year.)

Plus Texas Fred the Zydeco Cowboy of good ole WPFW will be spinning tunes in between. A real deejay, like a real cowboy, is a rare thing these days. Please come out and show your love. Spread the warmth.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

DC Rocks: Always Subjective

Local art from Greenland

Birdlips. If I had one word for Friday night's show at the Black Cat it would be Birdlips because I like that name. (Also I once considered chicken dentistry which may be how I ended up writing, but that's another story.)
However Birdlips is only one of four bands playing. They will open for DC ROCKS' longtime favorite- Greenland. And Greenland is opening for Olivia Mancini and the Mates- a band which has enjoyed some success around town. Plus Diamonds Ahead - a band which seems to be flying somewhere under the radar. (So far that we can't find them.)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Aloha, Dave

(photo by DC Rocks)

Dave Giegerich, heart, soul and founding member of the Hula Monsters has gone and left this world a less funny place. We will miss him, his music and his sense of humor greatly, but know his energy is out there somewhere looking for the next gig and a place to unload Hawaiian shirts.

A memorial will be held for Dave Saturday afternoon, January 15th at 2 p.m. at the Maryland State Boy Choir for the Arts-
3400 Norman Ave. in Baltimore, MD. A potluck picnic and hootenanny will follow in the social hall for those so inclined to bring a dish and or an instrument.