Yoga, cupcakes, fashion, and the interminable DC job search were brought together Tuesday evening during The Internet Association’s (IA) Dupont Circle Small Business Crawl highlighting the profound impact of the internet on jobs, economic growth, and innovation on Main Street. The Internet Association represents the interests of some of the leading internet companies in the world, including Google, Airbnb, Amazon.com, eBay, LinkedIn, Yahoo!, and Facebook. In the spirit of DC Social Media Week, IA facilitated a walking tour through some of the most successful independent businesses in Dupont circle. The event was attended by several local leaders including representatives from the Mayor’s office, the DC Chamber and the small business community.
Five years ago a group of friends who shared a common interest in soul music decided they were going to put a mix together and summon all their friends into one space to dance, sweat, and have a good time. Turns out this group of over-achievers couldn’t stop at that. Since their humble beginnings at Dahlak (1771 U St. NW), what started as a small and somewhat unknown dance party has grown into the epic monthly throwdown of funk, soul, R&B, and hip-hop that is FatbackDC. I am sad to report that this Saturday will mark the final party at Liv/Bohemian Caverns/Tap & Parlour (Corner of 11th & U NW).
“Hey Guys, uh, we’re Eastern Sea, and we’re just trying to keep up with the Kopecky’s” said lead singer Matt Hines before the five Austintonians poured into their set at DC9 last night. They look like Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero’s in outfit, and sound like a mix of Simon & Garfunkel and a toned down Doc Watson with complex melodic vocals and overlapping, plucky guitar. The headliners tonight were the Kopecky Family Band, but in my opinion, The Eastern Sea were the ones who really showed up.
Chocolate City Beer, one of the few craft breweries in Washington, DC released its oak-aged Imperial Stout Saturday at its facility located at 2801 8th St. NE.. The beer “Mister Mayor” was made with Marionberries. Clever, clever. Snatch one up, because there are only 900 available 300 left, and two …
I was getting my hand stamped at the Black Cat on last night when I overheard the guy behind me in line say “if I don’t leave here with a black eye I’m gonna be pissed.” If I was walking into any other show I would roll my eyes, but for this one I nodded in approval. Ty Segall Band does not mess around.