Monday, January 5, 2009

TVD Plugs | For the Week of January 5, 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...

(The Sounds of) Kaleidoscope In-Store Performance
Friday, January 16
Free * All Ages * 7pm

Noisy/drone-y psych-pop from Philly (with roots in DC).

Their latest record "All This Heaven" is available now at Crooked Beat (and out on vinyl soon).
http://www. myspace. com/thesoundsofkaleidoscope

JON said...


Hope 2009 is treating everyone well so far. Of course, it will be treating you even better if you're at the Marx Cafe this Friday night! That's when Brandon and I will be hosting our first "We Fought the Big One" event of the year. Our monthly celebration of post-punk, classic DIY, and left-of-center underground/independent sounds will be even more special with guest dj William Alberque!

For those of you that don't know William, you are in for a treat. The man boasts an extraordinarily deep record collection--certainly one of the top post-punk/indie collections on the East Coast. William has been a long-time friend of ours and fixture around the DC dj/nightlife scene for years. He has also been one of WFTBO's most enthusiastic and outspoken supporters since the very beginning. The man has even curated his own WFTBO compilations and has given us the green light on burning a few extra copies for this Friday night---but supplies will be limited, so come early and stop by the dj booth if you want one.

Like Belgian beer? We're kinda bonkers for it and ever so grateful the Marx Cafe's charming bartenders are offering it! Plenty of choice libations will be available...

Tasty drinks. Good people. Delirious sounds. It's going to be a crazy good time Friday. Don't miss out!

Hope to see you there!

"We Fought the Big One"
w/guest dj William Alberque
3203 Mt. Pleasant St. NW
Washington DC
10pm - 3am
(check out Chris Diamond's amazing flyer for this month's WFTBO here:

Other upcoming events:
One of our favorite local bands, True Womanhood, will be playing their first show in over two months this Saturday. Details below:

Black Cat's "Second Saturdays" Local Music Series, Featuring:
Pow Wow (Mary Timony and ex-members of Burning Airlines)
True Womanhood (First venue show in DC in over two months)

Black Cat Backstage
1811 14th St. N.W.
8 p.m.
doors | $8

About the New Series:
"On the Second Saturday of every month, we're kicking out the DJs and kicking out the jams. What does that mean you say? We're doing what we do best: hosting DC (and DC-associated) bands on the Backstage. Mark your calendars.

This installment of Second Saturdays features Pow Wow - Mary Timony's new band along with Darren Zentek (Burning Airlines), Winston Yu, and Jonah Takagi and True Womanhood.

More about "Second Saturdays":
"Black Cat Kicks Out the DJs, Kicks Out the Jams"
http://voices. washingtonpost. com/goingoutgurus/2008/12/black_cat_kicks_out_the_djs_ki. html

For those of you with a taste for the avant-garde and experimental, check out the following message from El Possible:

Friends of El Possible--

A couple points of interest.

First the next Electric Possible concert will be held Wed, January 14, at the DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St, NW, WDC. Confirmed for the show are Croniamantal and Music Over Mind Mind Over Matter. More info to come. The series will be held on the second wednesday of each month at DCAC for the foreseeable future. See you there!

Second, a radio piece about DC's experimental scene, focusing on Sonic Circuits and Electric Possible, aired yesterday on NPR's All Things Considered yesterday. You can view the article and listen to the sound clip by following this link. Be sure to leave lots of comments!