by Alona Wartofsky In 1996, Kevin “Kato” Hammond discovered the Internet at his day job at the Newspaper Association of America, where he worked as a database operator. He tried searching Netscape for “go-go music.” Nothing came up. He searched … Continue reading Check out the Washington City Paper article about the new book
By Steve Kiviat Kevin Hammond was 14 when he saw D.C. go-go band Rare Essence — in matching red sweatsuits — perform at Prince George’s Community College. The band didn’t do a song, stop, then start another one like other … Continue reading Check out the WAMU (American University) Bandwidth article about the new book.
We are saddened and crushed to learn the news of the untimely death of Go-Go music’s own Derek Colquitt of the legendary Junkyard Band. Most fondly known to the Go-Go community as “House”, this gentle giant’s legacy in the music’s … Continue reading Rest In Paradise, Derek “House” Colquitt of The Junkyard Band
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2015 Media Contact: Jill Morris, M.S.A. Cell (301) 613-7707; email@example.com Media Mogul Narrates the Origins of the Go-Go Music Culture from a Musician’s Perspective Kato Hammond Releases First Book on How His Passion for Go-Go … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: Media Mogul Narrates the Origins of the Go-Go Music Culture from a Musician’s Perspective
Although DC native Ras Lidj has been the force driving the Regggo music movement for quite some time now, many people still may wonder exactly what it is. In the video clip below, filmed live at the Carter Barron, Ras indoctrinate a solid and precise definition of its sources and inspirations, as The DEEP Band melodically takes you on a Regggo music journey. CLICK BELOW TO WATCH VIDEO CLIP: Continue reading Ras Lidj Breaks Down The Regggo Movement – [Video]
New video release of the new single release from DC’s own The Web Mob, entitled “Work It Out” CHECK OUT THE VIDEO CLIP BELOW: Continue reading The West Mob “Work It Out” – [VIDEO]
The following is a photo gallery of Ms. Kim’s 20th Anniversary Celebration, which took place Saturday March 21 at the Historical Howard Theater. — Photos courtesy of Team Familiar Continue reading Ms. Kim’s 20th Anniversary Celebration – [Photo Gallery]
(Above photo from left to right: Shannon, Storm, Ariel, Kim Scott, Sweet Cherie, Karis, Claudia, Staci, Lil Boogie) Bringing in the new year with a few new faces, and even a trace of a familiar face, Be’la Dona (also known … Continue reading Introducing The 2015 Ladies of Be’la Dona
In the tradition of the autobiography/memoir, TMOTTGoGo’s Kato Hammond opens up for the first time about the inside stories of his life growing up in the legendary musical genre of Go-Go — which is still going strong today. In Take … Continue reading Take Me Out To The GoGo – An Autobiography By Kato Hammond
By Channing Joseph/MTV Hiding his sexuality was never an option for Travon Warren, even when he was very young. “My mom knew it first,” Tray, 23, told MTV News. “She said, ‘I knew from the day I held you.’” But … Continue reading Check It: This LGBT Gang Fought Hate With Fists Until They Found Fashion And Film
As part of DC’s Black History Month, photographer Chip Py releases a photograph portraying the adult children DC Go-Go Legends Chuck Brown, Sugar Bear, Footz, Little Benny, D Floyd, GoGo Mickey and Derek Paige, who all gathered in front of … Continue reading Chips Off The Ol’ Block
[This is an excerpt from Bob Baker’s new book, The Five-Minute Music Marketer: 151 Easy Music Promotion Activities That Take 5 Minutes or Less.] As much as I love the Internet and all the potential it holds to connect with … Continue reading Nine live music marketing activities that take five minutes or less
A lot of indie artists are confused about the difference between ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and SoundExchange. I’ll attempt to break down the most important differences between these groups and elaborate towards the end about other considerations and other royalty collection … Continue reading What’s the difference between ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, and SoundExchange?
Proper Utensils performing live at the Howard Theatre on Saturday January 24, 2015 CHECK OUT THE VIDEO CLIP BELOW: Continue reading Proper Utensils Performing Live at The Howard Theatre – 1/24/15