Daily Roast

Ring in 2017 at The Hamilton Live with Old 97's and Vandaveer!

December 18, 2016

On December 31st, enjoy a a year's end performance at The Hamilton Live by Old 97's with Vandaveer, a Louisvill KY-based indie folk music project, spearheaded by singer-songwriter Mark Charles Heidinger.

Although they became one of the most enduring bands in the alternative country-rock catalog, Old 97′s drew inspiration from a broad range of genres, including the twangy stomp of cowpunk and the melodies of power pop. Formed in 1993 by frontman Rhett Miller and bassist Murry Hammond, the group spent the bulk of the decade posed on the brink of mainstream success, issuing albums that often drew warm reviews but never yielded a substantial hit. Old 97′s tightened their sound as the decade drew to a close, retaining their bar-band vigor while introducing a stronger pop/rock sound on albums like Too Far to Care and Satellite Rides. Miller also mounted a solo career in the early 2000s, but the band remained together nonetheless, continuing to release material with their original lineup intact into the following decade.


Following the 2013 release of the EP Waylon Jennings, featuring songs the band recorded over a decade earlier with the man himself, the Old 97’s have confirmed the April 29 release of their new album and ATO debut Most Messed Up — a revealing, 12-track meditation on 20 years in music that finds them at their raucous, boozy best. It’s “a rock opera, a way-off Broadway musical about a musician’s life, loves and lubrication,” says music critic Bill Flanagan. Recorded in Austin and produced by Salim Nourallah, Most Messed Up also features guest appearances by Tommy Stinson (The Replacements, Guns N’ Roses) and Jon Rauhouse (Neko Case) on lap-steel.


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After Hours at the National Gallery of Art's East Building Dec. 8

December 4, 2016

Spend a fun-filled evening at the National Gallery of Art December 8 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.


Tour the newly renovated East Building, enjoy magnificent works of modern art, film, networking, music by local artist and DJ Adrian Loving, and an original modern dance piece by DEVIATED THEATRE directed by Enoch Chan and choreographed by Kimmie Dobbs Chan.


Admission is free; pre-registration required. Register here


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DC Voters Push Forward for Statehood & Georgetown Elects ANCs

November 9, 2016

Voters in the District voted overwhelmingly to approve the referendum to make DC the 51st state.


In Georgetown, six Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners (ANC) in Ward 2 were elected for two-year terms: Ed Solomon, Joe Gibbons, Rick Murphy, Lisa Palmer, Jim Wilcox, Monica L. Roaché, and Zachary Schroepfer. Jack Evans ran unopposed for council member. 


These commissioners review all development in the historic district and all local liquor licenses. They work to improve parking and traffic; to repair streets and sidewalks; to gain a citizen voice into street closings for things like utility cuts, road races and movie filming; to increase public safety; and to recognize outstanding contributions to the community.


Complete DC election results here



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