Friday, December 13, 2013

DC Yester-Year

Watergate Steps 1950's concert (Ohio Drive)


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Just Guys!!










Jessica Cebra: CAVE




Jessica Cebra: CAVE
December 14, 2013 - January 25, 2014

Opening Reception:
Saturday, December 14, 6-8pm

Artist Talk:
Saturday, January 18, 3pm


Continuing our commitment to highlight the work of exceptional DC-based emerging artists, Transformer's 11th Annual DC Artist Solo Exhibition presents the work of Jessica Cebra in her first solo exhibition. 

Jessica Cebra transforms the gallery space into a fantastical constructed cave, obsessively plastered with imagery drawn from the artist's personal museum souvenir postcard collection. Inside the cave, the legacy and stability of institutionalized narratives of art history are distorted and embellished to obscurity, covered in paper mosaic and collage - a fabricated shrine to impermanence. Fascinated by how history and collective memory are shaped by the ways we collect, preserve and present cultural artifacts, Cebra explores notions of impermanence, growth and decay by appropriating and manipulating imagery of man-made iconic idealizations, monumentality, and opulent materiality in the face of larger natural forces.

"I have been interested in memorials and reliquaries, things that preserve the remains of the past, or things that point to the past and insist on being remembered. How will the whole of human existence be memorialized?" ponders Cebra. Having studied Library Science, archives management and historic preservation, she understands that collecting, arranging, categorizing, preserving and exhibiting objects is as important as the significance of the artifacts themselves. 

EXHIBITION HOURS: Wednesday-Saturday, 12-6pm and by appointment. Transformer will be closed December 23, 2013 - January 6, 2014

FLASH



Friday, December 13th • Doors 10PM

Club der Visionaere resident DeWalta joins us December 13th along with Deep Sugar's The Elders.

Music by:

DeWalta (Haunt, Meander | Berlin)
http://soundcloud.com/dewalta/
http://residentadvisor.net/dj/dewalta

The Elders (Deep Sugar | Baltimore)
https://www.facebook.com/RespectyoElders
https://soundcloud.com/respectyo-elders

Rosario (Deep Secrets)
https://soundcloud.com/rosario

Juan Zapata (elm / Team Zapata)
https://soundcloud.com/teamzapata

DEWALTA:

Deeply entrenched in the collaborative nature of the European electronic music scene, David Koch still feels the echoes of the formative years he spent sneaking into jazz bars underage to jam on his saxophone with fellow musicians. With years of professional training and creative experience behind him, his output as DeWalta applies his considerable skills to the punch and funk of the dancefloor.

From his own Meander label to Cynosure, Vakant, Kalk Pets and Haunt, David’s warm and playful productions have reached ears the world over, helped in no small part by appearances on compilations by Seth Troxler and Cassy. With his instrumental talents also loaned to the likes of Deadbeat, The Mole and Dave Turov, and his engineering skills coming to bear on the music of Tolga Fidan amongst others, over the past five years David has created a strong identity for himself in the crowded European house and techno scene.

Eighties Mayhem




Fa, la, la, la, la, it’s holiday time again and what better way to celebrate than our EIGHTIES MAYHEM - Super 80’s Holiday Extravaganza Dance Party!!! Last year’s holiday party was such a blast we’re doing it again. Let’s get festive!

For those of you who have never attended before, this is dance party dedicated to the best music of the 80's era. This is definitely going to rule!

FYM Productions Presents:
Friday, December 13th, 2013

EIGHTIES MAYHEM

Super 80's Holiday Extravaganza Dance Party

w/DJ Steve E P . DJ Missguided . Killa K., Krasty McNasty

@The Black Cat 9:30 pm
1811 14th St. NW WDC 20009
202.667.7960
www.blackcatdc.com

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/414931?utm_medium=bks

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Saturday, December 7, 2013

CRACK Trip




Buckle your seatbelts—and grab your barf bags -- CRACK is back with a travel-themed variety show that promises to be very bumpy. 

CRACK, DC’s most absurd and offensive performance group, returns to the stage on Saturday, December 7, with CRACK TRIP—their new variety show that features over a dozen performers lampooning global destinations. As usual, the 90-minute cabaret show takes place at TOWN DANCEBOUTIQUE, in Washington, DC.

Your tour guides for the evening are the notorious hosts of CRACK—drag queen SUMMER CAMP (aka SHEA VAN HORN), CHRIS FARRIS, and KARL MARKS. The traveling trio embarks on a trip to fulfill sickly Summer Camp's last wish to see the world before she dies. Join them as they take the audience around the world in 90 minutes, stopping along the way to stamp their passports in Canada, London, India, Russia, Kiev, Saudi Arabia, and other seedy crevices of the globe.

The line-up of culture-mocking performers includes recently-crowned Best Drag Queen in DC, HEIDI GLUM, as well as Capital Fringe Fest darlings ERIC TIPLER and RYAN PATRICK. Other unofficial "amb-ASS-adors" include notorious DC favorites PU$$Y NOIR, JEZZIBELL JAXKNIFE, THE LADY BEAVER, and the reigning Miss CRACK, ANNE PHETAMINE, among others. Also returning to the CRACK stage— fresh from her award-winning musical comedy tour—is the illustrious SUNRIZE HIGHWAY who has headlined around the world with productions that received critical acclaim from NY Newsday, Time Out NY, and HX Magazine.

Known for its low budget set designs that resemble middle-school theater productions, CRACK has gone even more immature in its design—enlisting the help of a local pre-K class to paint the backdrop that acts as the tour map for the travelers with wanderlust.

Doors open at 9 PM, and the show starts at 10 PM. Audience members are encouraged to arrive early if they want a seat as cabaret seating is limited, with plenty of standing room available. During the pre-show, the audience is treated to a thematic movie and music while they sip on cocktails provided by the bar staff at Town.

Anyone with a craving for the bizarre and shocking, should not want miss this special performance event that only happens a couple times each year. As usual, the show combines imaginative videos, off-the-wall drag acts, and audience participation—all embracing CRACK’s warped sense of humor and penchant for the profane. Tickets (available at the door) are $10 and include entrance to Town after the show, where DJ MATT BAILER (MIXTAPE, PEACH PIT) will be spinning upstairs.

CRACK TRIP
SATURDAY, December 7, 10 PM, DOORS 9 PM
TOWN DANCEBOUTIQUE, 2009 8TH STREET NW, WASHINGTON DC 20001
TICKETS $10, 21 AND OVER
RSVP (Facebook): https://www.facebook.com/events/574725412582000/

INFORMATION ABOUT CRACK
CRACK is a nonprofit theater group that describes itself as a "low budget mess of stage and screen." Since debuting in 2006, CRACK shows have drawn a cross-section of Washington’s alternative communities and provided an opportunity for local performers who have fallen through the "cracks" of traditional theater to showcase their hidden—and sometimes questionable—talents. CRACK has carved out a unique niche in DC’s performance scene, having produced cabaret shows and short films that have been described as “irreverent,” “over-the-top,” and “sophomoric.”

CRACK is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.

For additional information visit www.crackdc.com or email sheavanhorn@gmail.com.


Flyer designed by Bryan Ewsichek

CRACK TRIP
Saturday, December 7
Town Danceboutique
2009 8th Street NW
Doors 9 PM
Show 10 PM
Tickets $10* (available at the door)
21 and over
www.crackdc.com

*Admission includes cover to Town for the night where the amazing DJ Matt Bailer is spinning upstairs after the show.

CODE: Finale Event at Green Lantern



Please join us for our last event at the Green Lantern as in 2014 we move CODE to "The Crucible"1

CODE is a Gear, Rubber, Skin, Uniform or Leather Dress Code will be strictly enforced! Our sponsors can help you get geared up for CODE.

$10 Admission - OPEN BAR from 9:00pm - 10:00pm!

RESIDENT DJ - DJ Jake Marx
GUEST DJ - DJ Bryan Yamasaki

For more info on CODE, visit our website at http://www.codedc.com/

We highly recommend you get gear in advance from our Sponsors:

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http://FortTroff.com/
http://mr-s-leather.com/
http://TheLeatherRack.com/
http://StompersBoots.com/
http://InstigatorMagazine.com/
http://InvincibleRubber.com/

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Operation Warm Benefit: Operation WARM more than a coat



Join Matt Abbruzzese and the Meridian Hill Neighborhood Association who will be hosting a benefit for Operation Warm and Firefighters Coats for Kidsat Diego Mexican Restaurant on Thursday, December 5th, 2013!

Come to Diego next Thursday evening from 6-10:00pm for a cocktail or two and taste some of D.C.'s Finest Mexican Cuisine! I'm throwing this fundraiser to kick off the holiday season the right way by giving back to the underserved children in Washington, D.C. We encourage donations of at least $10 at the door ($32 provides a new coat for a child).

The proceeds will support the Washington, D.C. Firefighters fundraising campaign to provide less fortunate D.C. children with brand new, American-made coats!

JOIN US IN SUPPORT OF D.C. CHILDREN!
Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 6-10:00pm

DIEGO
2100 14th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(14th & V Streets, NW)
http://DiegoDC.com/

Please spread the word and invite your friends to come out in support for this great event! Again, we encourage donations of at least $10 at the door!

$32 provides a new, American-made coat for a child in Washington, D.C. We thank you in advance for your generous support to give back to the children of our community this holiday season.

*Many have asked me "where can I bring used coats though?" -Great point! In addition to our highly encouraged contribution through a monetary donation of at least $10 per person at the door, you can also bring your used coats to the event! Myself & MHNA will retrieve used coats for recycled use just before entry, as well! What a fantastic event we've got in store for the community, so please mark your calendars and keep in mind that it's to help the poor children in D.C.

Forever thankful and hope to see you on December 5th!,


Sincerely,
Matt Abbruzzese


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Contact: Matt Abbruzzese
Matt@MATTforDC.com
(202) 550-1213

http://MeridianHillDC.org/
http://OperationWarm.org/
http://IAFF36.org/
IAFF Local 36, Washington, D.C.
http://OperationWarm.org/pages/ffcfkf


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VISIONQUEST: RYAN CROSSON



FREE BEFORE 11PM FOR 21+
10pm, $10
TICKETS: http://bit.ly/RCROSS1130
-Ages 18-20 by advance ticket only-

Ryan Crosson makes house and techno inspired by the historical precedent set in his native city of Detroit and his adopted hometown of Berlin. His musical output is shaped by pioneering artists like Richie Hawtin, Kevin Saunderson and Moodymann in the US, in addition to European heavyweights like Pantytec, Ricardo Villalobos, and Thomas Brinkmann. Situated loosely between these two defining poles, alongside his partners in Visionquest: Shaun Reeves, Seth Troxler and Lee Curtiss, Ryan delivers a obsessive attention to the constant progression of his sound and embodies a ceaseless energy that carries itself from the studio directly into his live set and DJ performances. Whether it's solo in the studio or as a guiding hand in the Visionquest label and DJ/production partnership, Ryan consistently chooses to steer away from the predictable circuit of so-called "underground" club hits, instead favouring a process of constant renewal, returning both to early influential material and to emerging sounds that depart from well-trodden trends. As a key member of Visionquest, Ryan is responsible for much of the concepting and day to day running of what has rapidly become one of dance music's most cherished new labels. Between them, Ryan and his partners in Visionquest have honed a whole new landscape of lush, organic techno and more esoteric leftfield electronica, gambling against the predicable to introduce emerging talent like Tale Of Us, Maceo Plex, Footprinz, Laura Jones and Mathew Burton to the record buying public. Their efforts were rewarded when their label was voted number seven in Resident Advisor's 2011 label poll, no mean feat given that it's back catalogue has only recently hit double digits.

In the studio, Ryan's production and sampling practices depart from the world of electronic music by accessing histories of sound, referencing musique concrete, 1970's funk, and East African jazz. This is best demonstrated by the evolution of his sound from minimal hits like 'Gotham Road' and 'Hopskotch', through to the organic underground house strains of his 'Visionquest' remixes of Kiki's 'Good Voodoo' and more recently via his Visionquest remixes of David Lynch's 'Pinky's Dream' and Guy Gerber and P Diddy's forthcoming 'Eleven Eleven' project. In addition to dancefloor bombs like 'You've Got Me' EP on Supplement Facts he's also capable of conjuring up the haunting cosmic beauty of his recent 'Birds & Souls' project on Spectral Sound alongside the genre-busting sonic experiments that make up his recent DRM album collaboration with Cesar Merveille released at the start of the year on Visionquest.

In the past Ryan has released tracks on diverse and groundbreaking labels like m-nus, Telegraph, Trapez, and Wagon Repair and more recently Soma, Spectral Sound and Supplemental Facts. From the outset Ryan immediately gave himself over to a life of touring and performance that keeps a steady focus on both the avant-garde aesthetics and deeply emotional bonds of dance music subculture. Ryan's back-to-back live sets with Lee Curtiss, at the sold out Visionquest showcase at fabric last year and at Movement in Detroit, stole both these shows boding well for 2012 which will see him repeat his live show at some of the world's most famous clubs and festivals alongside a packed schedule of DJ gigs, both solo and as part of Visionquest, including his much anticipated new residency at Circo Loco at DC10 this summer.

BUMP 'N GRIND




To celebrate the impending opening of Bump 'n Grind , EightyEightDC andForward DC are excited to present a new event featuring soulful, groove oriented music with a lean towards vinyl releases.

Kicking things off will be BnG residents:
Joe L.
Gabriel Galang aka Refugee
and
David 

Along with a SURPRISE GUEST from Chicago!

FLASH: BUTANE




Friday November 29th • Doors 10PM
Free before 11PM, $12 after

Advance tickets http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/427561

Butane returns to Flash Friday of thanksgiving weekend for an extended, open-to-close set, as part of our Quarterly Residency Series. The last two times have been memorable events to the say the least and we're excited to have the Alphahouse label-boss in town again.

♫ Music by:

✭ Butane (Little Helpers, Alphahouse | NY)
[Extended Set from Open to Close]
https://soundcloud.com/butane
http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/butane

BUTANE:

How busy can one man be? Let Butane tell you. He's running 2 highly regarded record labels, producing EP's, albums and remixes for some of the most respected labels in the business, and touring extensively across the most renowned clubs in Europe, America, Asia and beyond... all without breaking a sweat.

A firm believer that the long hours of studio work keeps a musician grounded, he's produced many EP's, two albums, and countless remixes to date, on highly respected labels like Crosstown Rebels, Get Physical, Dumb Unit, Foundsound, Alphahouse, Rrygular, Mo's Ferry, and Hallucination Limited. Licensing original tracks to mix compilations such as Matthew Dear’s Fabric mix, Luciano’s HiFi SciFi on Soma and Damian Lazarus’ Get Lost mix shows that his peers in the industry hold his music in high regard.

He is also the sole creative mind behind Alphahouse Records, one of North America's premier underground electronic music labels. His latest label project, recently embarked upon with his long-time friend Sean O'Neal (Someone Else), "Little Helpers", is blazing new ground in the digital music world, supplying tools to creative DJs the world over.

As a DJ, Butane uses vinyl, Traktor Scratch, samplers, outboard effects and whatever new tools are available to craft his sets. Plenty of experience as a headline performer as well as an after-hour favorite enables him to play with an incredible range, and his remarkable sensitivity to the energy of the crowd is the rare trait of a seasoned and perceptive musician. His skilfully developed sets are both classy and elegant, but surely never predictable; thanks to his huge collection of new and old tracks alike, expect anything from seamlessly blended groovy, sexy, peak-time techno to warm, deep, heady house music.

Butane certainly makes a strong case for himself as one of the true talents in today's music scene. How many hats can one man wear? Or maybe the real question is: Are there any hats left unworn?

FRIENDS GIVING with HECTOR




Pilgrims and Turkeys,

On Friday November 29th, there will be a special celebration in honor of FRIENDSHIP! Join us, as we give each other the honor of, well, each other! But it wouldnt be a feast without the 'Columbus of Berlin', the 'John Smith of Sexico', the one and only HECTOR (Desolat, Berlin). Hector has blessed us many a time, with his unstoppable groove and this appearance which will go late into the morning, until the turkeys come out, will only solidify what we all know. This man is BEASTING! Jubilee and Raffi will accompany Hector with their one of a kind DC swing.

See you all there, lets celebrate us!

Tickets:
www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?536866


Presented by 88, Deep Secrets, Sunglass Sundays, Liam Egan, Justin Hutto and Nomad.

THE WALKMEN: DJ WILL EASTMAN and SUNWOLF



Experience 30 independent, unique brands and designers, art galleries and artisanal food inside a re-imagined warehouse space at Union Market. 

Shop Thread for free from Nov. 29-Dec. 1 and stay for the concert on Saturday Nov 30th!

The concert will feature hometown heroes The Walkmen and will also include performances by DJ Will Eastman and Sunwolf. General Admission and VIP tickets available.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

ART Yards at The Yards!



“The Yards has arranged for seven internationally renowned artists to turn the monolithic former NGIA building into a public arts project called Art Yards. The fleeting installation, which will be completed by mid-December and demolished over the winter months, will feature Hawaii based artist Jasper Wong, DC based artist Kelly Towles, Australia based couple Dabs Myla, 3-D Acrylic/Chalk Street Artist Murals of Baltimore, and NY based mapping video artist trio 3_Search.
Art Yards kicks off November 20th with a bombastic event that will dump 200 gallons of Sherwin Williams paint down the M Street fa├žade, creating a free-form artwork. The artists will then take turns transforming the rest of the building over the following weeks.
Who: Open to the public.
When: Wednesday, November 20
Roughly 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: M St SE at First St SE

Logan Ace Hardware moving!!!



You heard it right!!  This coming Summer Ace Hardware on P St. next to Whole foods will be moving to two row houses at 1734 and 1736 14th St.  The new location will double the size of the current store.    happy to see new developments along 14th st.



Friday, November 15, 2013

November Fashion Icon for Men: Adam Levine

November Moda for Men Fashion Icon with out a doubt goes to Adam Levin, Mr Rocker!!  Adam has a rocker look going for him, we love that he's just a plain t-shirt and jeans kinda guy!  He's versatile in his looks as well, playing with hats and different looks from rocker, hipster and granoloa!  Check out this pictures.
















Saturday, October 26, 2013

Saturday, October 19, 2013

The House That U Built




Join us again this Sunday for more booty-shaking house beats to move your mind, body, & soul up on The Brixton's gorgeous rooftop.

It's a special treat as vANNIEty Kills hosts another Sunday fun.day ....

Sunday, October 20th

DERICK ATKINS | DC **special birthday set**
https://soundcloud.com/derickatkins

TEAM ZAPATA | DC
https://soundcloud.com/teamzapata
https://soundcloud.com/hugzteamzapata

NAV | DC
https://soundcloud.com/dj_nav

RAHA WALA | DC
https://soundcloud.com/rahawala
https://www.facebook.com/DJRahaWala

VANNIETY KILLS | DC
http://soundcloud.com/vanniety_kills
http://mixcloud.com/lesbanAnnie
http://facebook.com/djvANNIEtyKills

DC FLEA Returns to MARVIN!




Come join us Sunday, October 20th at Marvin! 


We are currently looking for vendors who have vintage and recycled clothing and accessories. We are also considering homemade items such as lotions, candles, oils, and incense. 

Vendor fees are $25. Please send a few pictures of your items to be considered. Space is limited so please send all inquires and pictures to Philissa Williams at ilovedcflea@gmail.com.

The rooftop will be open with music while you are shopping and the bar will be pouring. Spread the word and tell all your friends to mark their calendars!

Please like us on FB as well. This way you will always know when an event is happening...http://tinyurl.com/o2ylla9


RESTAURANT MARVIN
2007 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

(Reservations for both brunch and dinner are currently available and can be made by calling 202-797-7171.)

Universal Gear Denim Sale

Since we are on the topic of fashion, Universal Gear is having a large sale.  check it out!!


Thursday, October 17, 2013

MODA for MEN : Fall Fashion 2013

Let's start with shoes!!  I've said it once, I will say it again, I think all men need staples in their wardrobe.  And, Here is one now!, Boots wether brown or black, you should have a pair.  A boot goes with almost EVERYTHING in your wardrobe.  


Also is a loafer or oxford of some kind, so you can dress it up or dress it down with these shoes.  wether with jeans or slacks you'll have the outfit going in the right direction!


Denim Jackets

The Denim jacket has been around for years, It's had it's up's and downs but, It's defiantly a staple in a man's wardrobe!  Dress it up or dress it down, lounge around the house, or go hiking with a denim Jacket!


Leather

Leather patterns are coming with pieces showing up in major men's clothing stores!  You will see pants made of all leather (faux) sweaters with leather patches on the shoulder, or jean jackets with leather arms.  It's a very 80's thing to do, but it's more chic with basics.






Harem Pants

As mush as I didn't like them when I first spotted them, I'm holding back and regrets now!  They have grown on me.  Now I wouldn't call it a staple to have in your wardrobe, I do think it would be a change of scenery.


Scarfs

The bigger the better, that's all I'm saying!


Pant Patterns

I've been seeing a lot of patterns coming in for men on pants and denim as well.  Tons to choose from, just make it work!!  Don't go over board.


Whatever you do this Fall for your Fashion, Make it you and don't care what others may think!  Be yourself!