Music

@ The Kennedy Center

@ The Kennedy Center

The video is part of What’s Going NOW, an exploration of Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On album, forty years later by youth across the country. “Makes Me Wanna Holla” was written and prefromed by youth from ARTLAB+ and the Latin American Youth Center in Washington DC. “Makes Me Wanna Holla” screened at the Kennedy Center […]


What’s Going on NOW

What's Going on NOW

A peak into what a few kids are creating for What’s Going on NOW, a campaign co-sponsored by the Kennedy enabling youth from across the country to reinterpret Marvin Gaye’s classic 1971 album.


Dr. Cornel West!

Dr. Cornel West!

I was lucky enough to cover The Cornel West Theory’s press day in New York City this July. This included several interviews with Dr. West. He talks about music, his connection to the band, and how they are making thing better. And he laughs a lot.


What Cornel West’s Laugh is Like

What Cornel West's Laugh is Like

Sockets Records asked me to cover a showcase at The Black Cat featuring a few bands on the label, including The Cornel West Theory. This was initially just going to be some pick-ups from the show, but as we had some downtime before the show, we snagged some interviews on the fly. Mesmerized by their […]


Reporting for The Express!

Reporting for The Express!

I was asked to cover the Lady Gaga concert for The Express. (We couldn’t go in the show because Gaga has some kind of bias against web content providers.) But we did speak to some interesting folks outside the show. The “monsters” like Lady Gaga a lot!  And they want to tell you about it! […]


6-12 Year Olds: Far Cooler than Me

6-12 Year Olds: Far Cooler than Me

These girls, umm, rock? This week-long camp, created by a vast swath of the DC arts community,  teaches music, performance, and a litany of life skills to young Washingtonians. This is their final show at The 9:30 Club. It was one of the best rock shows I have ever attended, and the most fun I […]


Rendered Fatback: The Remix

Rendered Fatback: The Remix

Here’s the Fatback video recut to an awesome song licensed from PPU Records, a DC- based funk label. It’s got mostly the same footage as the Outstanding version, just slightly tweaked. Although the change in pace with the new song does give the piece a more lively feel. It’s certainly a more obvious dance choice. […]


Rendered Fatback

Rendered Fatback

Password: rendered Thanks to the Fatback DJ Collective for having me out to the 9:30 club for their yearly appearance so I could gratuitously rack focus on the new 7D. So creamy… Now they can wallow in this night forever, as any good Fatbacker should.


Meet District of Sound

Meet District of Sound

This is an intro to The Express’ Best Of 2009: Best New Blog! In conjunction with the National Institute of Health, they sponsored a benefit concert at The Rock and Roll Hotel. Junior League Band, Deville, and Once Okay Twice came to rock out.


District of Sound Spring Showcase

District of Sound Spring Showcase

Spring-time rock-out.


Taste of the Nation

Taste of the Nation

Food and drinks!