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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Throw Me Back to Georgetown

Georgetown. Whatever happened to you? You used to be so cool. What happened to the old book stores? The record shops? (Ok -I know where the record shops went.)  And clubs ? Seemed like every other storefront was a music club:  Emergency, Crazy Horse, Beneath It All, Desperados, The Bayou, the Cellar Door and, one of the lone survivors, Blues Alley to name a few.  If you want to check out the old scene, kick back this weekend and read the piece David Arnson of the Insect Surfers wrote for me awhile back about a walk through Georgetown circa the late 1970s.

Or better yet, check out Gypsy Sally's, the new kid in town with a throwback sensibility located on the Key Bridge end of K Street- down under the Whitehurst tucked away from the tourists.  Reminiscent of a cross between Desperados and the Crazy Horse, this 300 capacity club is owned by a couple who want to make a go of bringing back that scene with an emphasis on roots rock. This Saturday check out the high energy and vintage instruments  brought to you by the Highballers. Plus The Weathervanes' new CD party and an acoustic set by Lauren Calve. All this for $12. If you go, let me know what you think.

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