Here’s a partial list of slang terms native to the D.C. area, which now has more bammas in it than ever. As noted in the comments the term “Kirkin’” was left out, it’s an amazing phrase which basically means you’re out of your mind and is derived from Captain Kirk’s propensity to flip out on things. You can also “kirk-out” on something.
A documentary tracing the late 1970s Punk scene in Washington D.C. to the harDCore explosion of the early 1980s.
A group exhibition in D.C. co-curated by our old friend Roger Gastman, featuring BORF, Richard Colman, Cynthia Connolly, Tim Conlon, COOL “DISCO” DAN, Mark Jenkins, Globe Poster Archive, Clark Fox, Rosina Teri Memolo, Mingering Mike and Robin Rose.. On view through April 21st at Contemporary Wing.
Those freight train paintings by Tim Conlon are sick.
Photos by Pete Duvall
On view now at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s is Roger Gastman’s gift to what was once Chocolate City. Tracing the history of the underground scenes in Washington, D.C., during the 80s, the exhibition is heavy on rare, cultural artifacts from the worlds of Go-Go music, graffiti, and a world famous punk and hardcore scene… as well as in-depth look at notorious “Mayor For Life” Marion Barry. A must see.
There are a series of events coinciding with the exhibition you should check out as well.
Trouble Funk, Scream, Shady Groove, Black Market Baby, DJ Kool, Junkyard, Youth Brigade, Static Disruptors, & Worlds Collide.
This Sunday at 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.. Tickets here
“From a FUGAZI free show at Pulaski in the Spring of 1993. Gee lost it when the city cut their power to play.”