Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Pencils Up Punk and Funkateers

The upcoming exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art explores DCs music scene in the the 1980s.  "A collection of photos, records, concert flyers and other key pieces of history collected mainly between 1980 and 1992 will be displayed at the Corcoran’s Atrium and Rotunda. The exhibition will open on February 23rd, 2013."

That same weekend on Sunday Feb 24th, the 9:30 Club is putting on an outrageous companion party from 3 until 11 p.m. featuring bands from that era including the newly reunited Black Market Baby,  Troublefunk and scads more with Henry Rollins presiding as host.

To win tickets just send in a short anecdote about a local DC band you saw way back when. We'll publish your story, and give you two tickets to the extravaganza at the club. Send your entry to dcrocksblog@gmail.com. Please put Punk/ Funk contest in the subject header. Contest ENDS February 15 at midnight.

To get your memories jump started- here's a list of some of the local bands I saw around the middle of the decade: 9353, Crippled Pilgrims, Here Today, Insect Surfers, Root Boy Slim, Bad Brains,The Slickee Boys, Tommy Keene, Danny Gatton, Troublefunk and Teresa Gunn. Back then I had no idea how lucky we were to have so much music in this tiny town.

Old 9: 30 Club schedule/artwork by Mark Holmes

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