A Return to Freedom Plaza

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Skateboarders See a (Kick)Flip Side to the Government Closing

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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

Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s

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.

The 2013 D.C. Funk-Punk Spectacular

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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

Picture of the Day

Dave Schubert

“From a FUGAZI free show at Pulaski in the Spring of 1993.¬†Gee lost it when the city cut their power to play.”

Straight From The Heart of Georgetown, Circa 1985

Prince Look-A-Like Contest at Champions in Washington, D.C.

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“C.C., not D.C.”

Jeff Chang reminisces, and tells the story of Chuck Brown

The Original Junkyard Band

Go-Go Music.

Installation View: Tomokazu Matsuyama – Thousand Regards

On view in the American University Museum at Katzen Art Center in Washington, D.C. through May 20th.