The Lincoln Theatre, Home of the Go-Go Awards, Set To Close Its Doors

The Lincoln Theatre, which has been a U Street landmark (right next to Ben’s Chili Bowl) since the corridor was known as “Black Broadway,” the venue that hosted three Go-Go Awards events, as well as TMOTTGoGo’s 10 Year Anniversary (March 2007), may close its doors next week due to running out of funds.  As reported by DCist: “Earlier this year, Councilmember Vincent Orange (D-At-Large) and [Councilmember Jim] Graham, who sits on the theater’s Board of Directors, were able to secure $500,000 in funding for the Lincoln during budget negotiations. However, that money will not be allocated until the next fiscal … Continue reading The Lincoln Theatre, Home of the Go-Go Awards, Set To Close Its Doors

The TMOTT Check-In – Session #1: Nena Takes On Scooby

Session #1 Nena checking in with Scooby “Frank Sirius” Marshall while backstage at the Cedric The Entertainer Concert – 1st Marina – Baltimore, Maryland. In the session, Scooby speaks about Lissen, Pandora, the Cedric tour, the go-go awards, and opinions being like assholes… or something like that. WATCH AUDIO/VISUAL CLIP BELOW: Continue reading The TMOTT Check-In – Session #1: Nena Takes On Scooby

Go-Go Awards Report As Via Fox 5 [VIDEO]

via MyFoxDC.com: Go Go Music honored its own at the 5th annual awards ceremony and Hall of Fame inductions at the historic Lincoln Theater. The music is native to DC and has been around since the ’70’s.  But it took a while before it got recognition outside of the region. Chuck Brown is the so-called ‘Godfather of Go Go.’  He is still packing them in at concert venues across the country.  He told FOX 5 he takes his hat off to the next generation of Go Go bands who are taking the music genre to the next level. WATCH VIDEO CLIP BELOW: Continue reading Go-Go Awards Report As Via Fox 5 [VIDEO]

2010 Go-Go Award Winners Results

2010 GO-GO AWARDS RESULTS – November 21,2010 Best Go-Go DJ – DJ Big John Traditional Band – Chuck Brown Gospel Go-Go Band – Wanted Band Grown & Sexy Band – Suttle Thoughts Song of the Year – Love (Chuck Brown featuring Jill Scott) Go-Go Venue – La Fontaine Bleu Bounce Beat Band – TCB Up and Coming Band – Kimberly Michelle Experience Rhythm Section – Backyard Best Male Singer – Weensey Best Female Singer – Kimberly Michelle Best Lead Talker – Big G Rapper – Killa Cal Pocket/Percussion Section – Rare Essence Go-Go Heat – Manager – Ben Abba Promoter … Continue reading 2010 Go-Go Award Winners Results

2010 Go-Go Awards Best Radio Support of Local Artists goes to… – [DC Local Music Examiner]

By Andrea Jill Greenleigh DC Local Music Examiner Bands and fans alike will converge on the historic Lincoln Theater in the heart of U Street this Sunday night, November 21.  It seems only fitting that DC’s homegrown music, Go-Go, will be celebrated and honored with the 5th Annual Go-Go Awards and Hall of Fame Induction being held in the same venue that was once home to Washington, DC’s musical legends Duke Ellington and Pearl Bailey.  It was Bailey who actually coined the phrase “Black Broadway” when referring to U Street. READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE Continue reading 2010 Go-Go Awards Best Radio Support of Local Artists goes to… – [DC Local Music Examiner]

2009 Go-Go Awards: Nominees and Performance Announced

The 2009 Go-Go Awards is scheduled for The Washington Convention Center on Nov. 1.  In addition to D.C.’s own Comedian/Actor Red Grant hosting this year’s event, some of today’s most prominent acts on the Go-Go curcuit are scheduled to perform. Presented by Peace Abode, the acts scheduled to perform are Familiar Faces, Backyard, Suttle Thoughts, and TCB among others. There will also be a reunion performance by Little Benny & The Masters, who are famous for bringing hits such as “Cat In The Hat”, “The Message” and “Big City Groove.” Below is a complete list of nominees and categories. BAND … Continue reading 2009 Go-Go Awards: Nominees and Performance Announced