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Monday, April 9, 2012

I Was So Much Older Then




DC ROCKS started as an experimental writing exercise, but early on the topic of music dominated this page,  perhaps because I used to do music reviews or maybe because I've always been surrounded by music living in this town. This week alone, DC's musical past rears up to nip our brains with no less than three events exploring just how rich our history is.

First the Arlington Central Library has a punk rock exhibit being established by an anonymous curator who was deep into the scene back in The Day including a large selection of posters and other collectibles. In keeping with the theme,  the library will be showing the documentary "Instrument-Ten Years with the Band Fugazi" on April 18th at 7 p.m.



Coming up this Wednesday evening-this month's DC Music Salon topic is concentrating on the notable bluegrass scene here. The salon will include stories from local musicians including Tom Gray of The Seldom Scene and the Country Gentleman, and ethnomusicologist Kip Lornell, as well as film clips of local bands and more. 7-9 p.m. at The Shaw Library.


Lastly our local rock curators- film maker, Jeff Krulik and writer, Mark Opsasnick are giving a presentation on the History of Rock and Roll in Prince George's County (1950s-1970s) this Friday evening at the College Park Arts Exchange on Knox Road. Topics include everything from teen dances at the Hyattsville Armory to rock shows at The Varsity Grill and Richie Stadium. The event starts at 7:30 p.m., but seating is very limited.

Both the DC Salon and College Park events are interactive so listeners as well as talkers are welcome.
All three of these events are labors of love, free, and open to the public.




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