Archive for the 'Vibes' Category


This Saturday: Rock Out Ladies.

Girl, were you born to rock?

Yeah. Me too.

So let’s head to the 9:30 club this Saturday (!!daytime!!) to hear these chicks rock it. Noon:30 will be there, so you know you want to be too.


David Wax Museum in DC this Sunday!

So, this band rocks. Not only do they have a great bluegrass sound, but man what an awesome attitude. They love their fans. And they have a DC house circuit where they play free/donation shows — and a couple are happening this very Sunday!

Sunday, August 8th, 2010:**

430pm @ 1732 Kenyon St NW (Mt. Pleasant)

8pm @ 3529 13th St NW

Never heard them? Perfect! Come listen! You can start by listening to them on NPR here, or visit their MySpace site. They played that the 2010 Newport Folk Festival with the likes of Andrew Bird and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. They killed it. So come with me Sunday and listen to some awesome tunes!

David Wax Museum

**They liiike you to RSVP to if possible, so they can get some sort of head count.


Another one bites the star dust.

Okay. Lame post-title. But still! The lead guitarist of Queen, Brian May, was a fricken astrophysicist! We’re everywhere. And we have so much HAIR.

NPR did a great piece on this fantastic individual. Check it out.


Gorrilaz live from Damascus

Truth. Unmasked and amazing.

If you didn’t already love them, you dern well should. Hear it on NPR.

P.S. Just so you’re not worried, Clint Eastwood — that brrrrilliant tune — is the last song they play.


these vibes ARE cosmic.

Props to Tom G. for this BBC article (“God Particle Data is Simulated as Sound”**) about a physicist’s new way of analyzing and simulating data gathered from the Large Hadron Collider:

Scientists have simulated the sounds set to be made by sub-atomic particles such as the Higgs boson when they are produced at the Large Hadron Collider.

Their aim is to develop a means for physicists at Cern to “listen to the data” and pick out the Higgs particle if and when they finally detect it.

Cool! Couldn’t think of a better topic for this blog. Anyways, if you go to the article, there are sound clips for you to listen to. Very cool.

This isn’t the first time physicists have decided to translate the Universe into music. Just asked Dr. Who.

There’s also these Sounds of the Universe. But, hey, that’s a whole ‘nother story entirely.

**If you call the Higgs particle “the God particle” while around me, I promise to vomit on your shoes.


‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s Tiny Desk Concert on NPR

I shit you not. Did a double take myself. Check it out here.

Man, it’s been a long time since Eat it.

Speaking of which… This Friday is all Michael Jackson all night long! Starting at U Street Music Hall, there’s a Michael Jackson tribute happy hour (5pm to 10pm) with an absolutely stellar array of DJs. Theeen hop over to the dance party benefit at Dhalak for more Michael Jackson and only Michael Jackson (10pm to 3am). All money raised will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.



a weekend in the district. 6/11 – 6/13/10

Lots ta do, lots ta see in this city of bustle and hustle! Here are a few tasters:

Friday, June 11th

The Room at AFI (Tommy Wiseau’s even supposed to be there!). Check out this article/interview/trailers from Express Night Out. What brilliant madness. (Oh, FYI, it’s playing June 11th through 13th, according to Express.)

DC Digital Capital Week Kickoff Party at Blagden Alley (9pm to 3am)! From the Pinkline Project, a party that is sure to please. In fact, man, there is just so much goin on at this shindig (for one thing, my friend Chris Nitti is DJing — he’s baller), so much talent, that I’m just wondering where they’re going to fit everyone… But if they manage it, daaamn! Anyways, entry is $20 (and they highly recommend you get advanced tickets), but they say that includes free beer. Click on the link above for more information and to purchase tickets to this sweet event.

Saturday, June 12th

DIGITAL LOVE with Chris Nitti, Ratt Moze and ZAKEE at Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar on H Street (details on the Facebook page)

We’re bringing Digital Love to Little Miss Whiskey’s. Expect strong drinks, a thumping soundsystem and killer vibe all night.

Very excited to have ZAKEE down from Philly. If you’ve yet to experience Ku Ku Bass – his original blend of dub, afro-beat, hip hop, punk and world music – then get on it. This is an international artist spinning in your backyard…for free.

Another Nerd Nite at DC9 (6-930pm): “glowing fish, financial meltdowns and some smart apes.” I recommend getting advanced tickets because they always sell out (unless you’re cool with sitting downstairs and watching the talks on their TVs). Go to the site linked above (their facebook page) to read about the talks, purchase advanced tickets, and get the general deets.

Sunday, June 13th

Sunday Cookout Jamboree at the Cherch! The Cherch (1616 New Jersey Ave NW), a wicked house venue, is having a cookout/show this Sunday evening that’s going to be excellent. Cookout starts at 4pm (bring things to grill and/or drink!), then music will start promptly at 5pm and go till 9pm. Four bands will be playing in total, two from Maryland and two from North Carolina. For more details and to check out the bands, go to the Facebook page! DO IT.

I’m sure there’s more, but that’s what I’ve got at the moment (or am able to remember from emails). Damn, I wish there were some good science lectures I could get my hands on… Life can’t be too perfect can it? Anyways, have a good weekend!

P.S. Know of something awesome happening in DC that you want to share? Post it in the comments or email me at I’ll be sure to advertise!


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