Sunday, January 11, 2009

TVD Plugs | For the Week of January 12, 2009

What to do with all of those email alerts we get that we simply can't do justice throughout the week? Why, it's condense them right here in our new weekly bulletin board, 'plugs.'

We don't care where you are or what city you're in--if you've got something you wanna promote or think we should be listening to or seeing or reading, this is the place to put it. Got a band? A photo exhibit? DJing some place? A good cause worth promoting? This is the spot for it. (And if you've checked that little widget waaay down there bottom left, this is a global forum, indeed.)

We'll be posting what lands in our in-box right here daily as well as welcoming your tips, and we'll be refreshing it once a week to stay on top of what we're both up to.

So, clue us in right here in the comments section to these posts. Weekly.


Jon said...

BYT Friends & Family:

You asked for change. We're giving you a reckoning. invites you to the Inauguration Party
to end all inauguration parties, the BYT Inauguration Classic
2K9 Spectacular! (Please don't call it a Ball)

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009. ALL. DAY. LONG.
Doors open at 9:30AM
Doors close whenever you leave

Bohemian Caverns
2001 11th St. NW (11th and U St.)
Washington, DC 20001

It's just 1 block away from the U Street/Cardozo Metro Station
(GREEN Line) for super easy access to/from the National Mall
and in/out/around town! This is the classic DC jazz landmark
that we blew out on Election Night!


What we're rocking for you:
The entire Inauguration will be televised (unlike The
Revolution). And while the rest of the free world freezes their
asses off... you'll be laughing and shaking your warm and
toasty ass off to our Mistress of Ceremonies TIG NOTARO from
The Sarah Silverman Show and LIVE performances by:

WALE! (This is an EXCLUSIVE performance - he ain't playing
anywhere else that night!)

TEAM FACELIFT! (MTV Artist of the Week)

THE ART OF JUNK! (What proper DC party wouldn't include Go-Go?)



PLUS (running out of breath):

Inauguration Viewing Party and Colt 45 drinking game!
Burlesque Acts!
Comedy Acts!
Colt 45 Beer Pong Tournament!


(We like exclamation points!)

God Bless America. God Help Us All.

This is a 21+ event (Sorry!)

How Much?
$20 Pre-Sale, $25 At the Door (Talk about a steal!)
$33 Meal Package available

Where Do I Get My Pre-Sale Tickets?

Where Do I Get More Info?

What You're Getting:
All-day homebase classic inaugural day pass spectacular with
souvenir white 2K9 glitter wristband.

Come and go as you please, from 9:30am to whenever the hell the
next morning. (Literally. We can stay open all night, THANK YOU
DC GOV'T) (Except not you Jim Graham, you suck.)

LIMITED AVAILABILITY: $33 special discounted meal package
available. Take advantage of Bohemian's insane gourmet,
boozehound. Gets you brunch and dinner from Bohemian Caverns
including soda or juice - AMAZING!

Bag and coat check will be open ALL DAY for those of you
tempting your fate down at The Mall. Check your bags, jump on
the Green Line, head down to The Mall to wait in line, and then
when you're done waiting in line, come back and throw down with



Jon said...

Face it - No one in DC is going to get any work done between this Friday and next Wednesday.
There's your excuse (not that you needed one) to come out this Thursday to DJ Neville Chamberlain's "Brazilian Rhythms" party at Cafe Saint-Ex. Let's get this inauguration started!
Sponsored by Som Records and Peroni Beer this is DC's best mid-week dance-off. Samba, MPB, tropicalia, samba rock, batucada, forro, baile funk and Brazilian hip-hop.
Never a cover. Be prepared to dance (show the out of towners how DC do it).
And who knows, maybe the president-elect will drop in for a caipirinha...

Jon said...


Happy New Year!

We are pleased to announce an In-Store Performance on Friday January 16th with the dreamy, psychedelic sounding rock band (Th'Sounds Of) Kaleidoscope. They will be performing sounds from their new LP/CD release entitled All This Heaven. Formerly based here in DC, the band is now based out of Philadelphia.
We also have tentative dates for the DC artists The Points and Benjy Ferree in the next month or so. Those will announced as soon as they are confirmed.
In stores start at 7PM and are FREE and All Ages.

A large number of customers have requested we mail out a list of recent New & LP arrivals. Since we literally put New & Used LPs almost everyday of the week we do not think it would be appropriate to mail out recent arrivals every few days. So we considering putting a link on website's main page that will be updated every day and will list all of our recent arrivals.
Stay tuned for more about that in the coming months.

And lastly, for everybody who called & asked, Animal Collective's new record Merriweather Post Pavilion is now in stock on LP. Due to high demand, these are first-come, first-serve and we cannot hold them.

Bill, Helen & staff

Top 10 Sellers For 2008
1. Vampire Weekend - S/T lp/cd
2. Fleet Foxes - S/T lp/cd
3. TV on the Radio - Dear Science lp/cd
4. Magnetic Fields - Distortion lp/cd
5. Radiohead - In Rainbows lp/cd
6. Portishead - Third lp/cd
7. Cat Power - Jukebox lp/cd
8. Nick Cave - Dig Lazarus Dig! lp/cd
9. Beck - Modern Guilt lp/cd
10. Panda Bear - Person Pitch lp/cd

Bubbling Under...
Deerhunter - Microcastle lp/cd
Beach House - Devotion lp/cd
Juno - Sdtrk lp/cd
Silver Jews - Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea lp/cd
Sigur Ros - Med Sut Ieyrum Vit Spilum Endlaust lp/cd

Jon said...


Asheville, NC's "Dick Dale moves-to-Timbuktu experiment" (Boston Herald) Toubab Krewe are celebrating Barrack Obama's inauguration by throwing an after party at DC Metro area's Jammin Java on January, 20.

The quintet, which has played to ecstatically dancing crowds at festivals from Bonnaroo to Africa's Festival of the Desert and studied traditional instruments in Mali, Ivory Coast, and Guinea, is fully prepared to put NYC in a "futuristic, psychedelic, neo-griot frenzy" (Village Voice) with their "distinctive, remarkable fusion" (Billboard) of West African traditional music and American rock.

WHO: Toubab Krewe; Jar-e opens.
WHAT: Inauguration Day Dance Party
WHERE: Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave. E. Vienna, VA 22180
WHEN: Tuesday, January 20th at 8 P.M.
ADMISSION: $10.00 advance / $12.00 day of show

Tickets available from Jammin Java:

'Live at the Orange Peel,' produced by Grammy winner Steven Heller, was recorded in the group's hometown December 30-31, 2007. It features eight previously unreleased tracks, including collaborations with legendary spoken-word artist Umar Bin Hassan of The Last Poets and fiddler Rayna Gellert.

Watch Toubab Krewe's journey from Buncombe (Asheville's county) to Mali's Badala in their music video "Buncombe 2Badala" here:

Toubab Krewe is:
Teal Brown - Drums
Drew Heller - Guitar
Justin Perkins - Kamel Ngoni, Kora, Guitar
David Pransky - Bass
Luke Quaranta - Percussion

Toubab Krewe on the web:

'Live At The Orange Peel' on Amazon:

'Live At The Orange Peel' on iTunes: