Monday, January 28, 2013

Washington DC: Feb. 22-Apr. 7, 2013: Pump Me Up

3 days of events coming up next month in Washington DC
  • PUMP ME UP at the Corcoran Gallery of Art (runs through Apr 7)
  • The Legend of Cool "Disco" Dan movie premiere and the 
  • 9:30 club show DC Funk-Punk Throwback Jam celebrating the opening of the Corcoran show and the movie premiere.


(Friday February 22nd, 8-11pm. PUMP ME UP – Opening Party IS SOLD OUT.)

Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design 

Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s, the first exhibition to explore the thriving underground of Washington, D.C. during the 1980s, giving visual form to the raucous energy of graffiti, Go-Go music, and a world-renowned punk and hardcore scene.

The Legend of Cool "Disco" Dan
Film Premiere

The Legend of Cool "Disco" Dan
Saturday February 23rd, 8pm is SOLD OUT - BUT we added a second screening at 10:45pm at 

AFI Silver Theater
8633 Colesville Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Featuring Henry Rollins introducing the film.

Discover the "other" Washington of the 1980s through the story of legendary graffiti artist Cool "Disco" Dan, a mysterious, ubiquitous presence during the height of go-go music, record crime rates and city-wide dysfunction. Few people knew every block of the city like Dan, and as intrigue about his identity grew, his illegal scrawl became a unifying force for a city on the verge of chaos.

Narrated by DC native Henry Rollins and featuring interviews with "Mayor for Life" Marion Barry, civil rights activist Rev. Walter Fauntroy, punk rock historian and activist Mark Andersen and musicians Chuck Brown and Ian MacKaye, this documentary from filmmakers Joseph Pattisall and Roger Gastman (producer, EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP) tells a fascinating chapter of DC history.

DIR Joseph Pattisall; PROD Roger Gastman. US, 2012, color and b&w, 90 min. NR. The movie will play for this one night only and is selling out fast.

Purchase tickets for the World Premiere of The Legend of Cool "Disco" Dan film.
Watch the trailer for this movie.

9:30 Club DC Funk-Punk Throwback
(:30 Club DC Funk-Punk Throwback
Sunday February 24th

9:30 Club
815 V St. NW
Washington DC 20001
presents DC Funk-Punk Throwback Jam.

This is a unique concert celebrating all sides of the Washington DC music scene with sets by Trouble Funk, Scream, Shady Groove, Black Market Baby, DJ Kool, Junkyard, Youth Brigade, Static Disruptors, Worlds Collide, w/ Special Guests Stinky Dink, DJ Tommy B and more and Hosted by Henry Rollins.

Purchase tickets for the 9:30 Club DC Punk-Funk Throwback
This unique 3 day event covering museum, film and music will be like nothing you've seen before or will ever see again.  You will not want to miss this!
Pump Me Up Book
PUMP ME UP - DC SUBCULTURE OF THE 1980s is a hardcover collectible book ($44.95, 8.5” x 11,” 320 pages) and research companion to Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s, the exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design, and a complement to the documentary film, The Legend of COOL “DISCO” DAN.

Purchase a copy of the Pump Me Up book