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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A Rumble in Georgetown


Sometimes I wonder whatever happened to Georgetown? Since the 1980s so many night clubs have fallen right and left, morphing into clothing stores and chains. The Bayou on K Street. A movie house.  Cellar Door at 34th and M a sandwich shop. And Desperados was just across the street - next to Sunny's Surplus where all the hippies used to shop.  My friend Shelley was recently reminiscing about being at Despos the night that John Lennon died. Billy and the Shakes was playing and, after absorbing the shock,  the band began covering Beatles tunes for the rest of the night.
Sure, the neighborhood is a lot quieter now.
And a lot duller.

But there is a (relatively) new venue called Gypsy Sally's in a super secret location down on K Street near the Key Bridge. The club has great bones with numerous tables, a dance floor and a decent sound system. Plus there's a funky little auxiliary bar slung along one side called the Vinyl Lounge. This Friday night's shoot out show between the Texas Chainsaw Horns and King Soul means only one thing. A really fun time. The Chainsaw gang leans more toward Tower of Power, and King Soul seamlessly stacks originals with B sides Memphis style. Both bands will be throwing it down in a crazy ass "blue eyed battle,"  a post Pope Frankie dance party taylor made to set your soul free.

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