After Black Alley frontwoman Kacey Williams sang two words, it was obvious who was going to triumph in the Battle of the Bands Sunday night at Paisley Park. Black Alley from Washington, D.C., was the winner, topping two Twin Cities … Continue reading Shout Out to Black Alley – Winner’s of Prince’s Paisley Park’s First Musicology Battle of the Bands
Take a ride with me as we visit the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American American History & Culture. ————— Music: “Body Moves” by Rare Essence Continue reading Let’s Take a Stroll Through The National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC)
The newly re-designed mural is now in affect. Again from the creative works of Aniekan Udofia, this time the mural displays Former President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama, Prince, Harriet Tubman, Muhammad Ali, Chuck Brown, Roberta Flack, Donnie … Continue reading The New Ben’s Chili Bowl Mural for the Summer of 2017 [Pictures & Video]
Seat Pleasant native and newly crowned NBA champion Kevin Durant took a moment to shout out Seat Pleasant, Prince George’s County, and the entire DMV after nabbing his first NBA championship. WATCH VIDEO CLIP BELOW: Continue reading Kevin Durant gives a shout out to Seat Pleasant, PG County, MD, D.C. and VA.
The Go-Go music culture has been added, among many other cities across the world, to Detour. What exactly is Detour? Detour is a beautifully produced GPS audio platform app for location-based audio experiences. This particular app, which is available on … Continue reading A Go-Go Detour Uptown Through Washington DC’s U Street Corridor
Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant is giving back to his hometown with a nearly $60,000 donation for new basketball courts at the Seat Pleasant Activity Center, according to WJLA. Coming live from Seat Pleasant, Md., where @KDTrey5 and the … Continue reading Kevin Durant Donates Over $50K for New Seat Pleasant Basketball Courts
While the crowds at live music shows in Go-Go continue to be strong, there has always been a lack of consistent studio recordings of original music in the genre outside of Chuck Brown. With the 5th anniversary of Chuck’s loss … Continue reading TODAY is 2nd Annual DC Go-Go New Music Day – SUPPORT IT!!!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 27, 2017 Howard Burchette Thefunkshow.com Thefunkshow@gmail.com NORTH CAROLINA RADIO STATION WNCU TO PAY TRIBUTE TO THE LATE CHUCK BROWN “The Funk Show” will stream tribute prior to 5th year anniversary of Brown’s death Durham, North Carolina: … Continue reading North Carolina Radio Station WNCU to pay tribute to Chuck Brown
In this clip Kato Hammond recounts the concept, methods and inspiration the manifested the birth of TMOTTGoGo 21 years ago, which today is referred to as the number #1 trusted voice in the DC Go-Go music culture. WATCH VIDEO CLIP … Continue reading How It All Started: The Birth of TMOTTGoGo
One of the many places that the Go-Go band Little Benny and The Masters would often play was at Lorton correctional facility. In this clip Kato Hammond recounts a memorable moment at one of those particular occasions. WATCH CLIP BELOW: Continue reading That time Little Benny and That Masters played at Lorton Corrections Facility
MANY VOICES, MANY BEATS, ONE CITY is a new mural dedicated to GO GO music and the musicians who have created the sound of our town. Located in heart of Anacostia at 2420 MLK Avenue, SE. Measuring at 125 ft … Continue reading DC stand up!! GO GO MURAL FUND
History has been made. For the first time ever, two of the DMV’S premiere Go-Go bands teamed up and and dropped a banger for the masses to enjoy. This collaborative venture from Rare Essence and Backyard Band resulted in a … Continue reading When Rare Essence and Backyard Band Join Forces – YOU CAN’T RUN FROM THE CRANK
Remembering Chuck Brown by the Simultaneous Release of New Music by DC Go-Go Bands the Friday before May 16 While the crowds at live music shows in Go-Go continue to be strong, there has always been a lack of consistent … Continue reading The 2nd Annual DC Go-Go New Music Day takes place on May 12, 2017
The following is an exclusive video clip commemorating the 50th birthday of go-go legend Milton “Go-Go Mickey” Freeman. The clip begins with an audio conversation between drummer Quentin “Footz” Davidson and Mickey (Rare Essence), and then shifts to a 1992 … Continue reading Exclusive Video Clip Commemorating Go-Go Mickey’s 50th Birthday