Thursday, February 7, 2019

All Together Now

When I was little, my parents didn't turn me on to a lot of contemporary music. Consequently, in 1964, I had Captain Kangaroo in my vinyl collection and no earthly idea of what was going on at the Washington Coliseum on February 11th.  The Beatles played their first concert here.  In Washington D.C. Without me.

This weekend I'm still unaware of most things, but there are a few extra curricular activities on my radar. The "House of Champions" closing reception is tomorrow night at Gallery O on H.  The show features photographs by Michael Horsley who had the presence of mind to prowl around D.C. with his camera in the 1980s when many thought nothing was happening.

For those of you mourning the downsizing of the Black Cat, the reincarnated Red Room Bar will be opening this weekend with promises of being a cover free space -even during shows. Check it out here.

In New Orleans, Mardi Gras is not so much about a certain Tuesday, but more about a season of parades and parties which ends on March 5th in 2019.  Celebrate the in-between time with a Little Red and the Renegades dance party at Haydees on Friday. No cover!

Saturday Beatle fans, who might have missed the boat like I did, can check out the myriad of local talent involved with the Newmyer Flyer Love Song show at the Hamilton.

Sunday afternoon bring your "canned food and such" and browse for cool stuff at the Punk Flea Market/ Food Drive at DC-9 which is happening at 3 p.m. in the afternoon.

Finally you can show off your flea market finds Sunday evening  at Villain and Saint when the Thrillbillys invade Bethesda with what we hope will become a monthly gig. The five dollar cover gives you a lot of rocking bang for your buck and will go a long way to curing those sinking "oh crap, it's Sunday night" blues.

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