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CAN I KICK IT? / Samurai Champloo / Recap

For this to be our first CAN I KICK IT? where we screened a TV series as well as it being the first time that we included an intermission, things couldn’t have gone better.  And to add to that, seats were filled on both floors which had Terry non-stop on the bar.

Thanks to everyone who attended, props to Crochet Kingpin who held down the pop-up shop, and thanks to Songbyrd for hosting.

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Kennedy Center (Terrace Theater) Site Visit

Did our walk thru of the newly renovated Terrace Theater, @KennedyCenter, and we got a chance to map out our staging and lighting design, which for us, is still pretty surreal, but we’re ready.

See you next Saturday for The Warriors and for more pics click Read the rest of this entry

CAN I KICK IT? / feat Samurai Champloo (Episodes 1-4) / 11.27.18

Join us for our next CAN I KICK IT?, where we’re returning to anime and screening the cult TV series Samurai Champloo.  This will be the first time that we’ll be screening a TV series and we’ll be featuring episodes 1-4.  For more info/RSVP click here.

CAN I KICK IT? / Halloween Edition feat A Nightmare on Elm St Pt 3: Dream Warriors / 10.31.18


Join us on Halloween for a special edition of CAN I KICK IT? where we’ll be screening “A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors,” 10.31.18, at Songbyrd DC, 8-10 PM, Free.  For more info/RSVP click here.

CAN I KICK IT? / feat The Warriors / 12.8.18 / at The Kennedy Center

CAN I KICK IT? / feat The Warriors / Saturday December 8th, 2018 / The Kennedy Center / For tickets/info click here.

CAN I KICK IT? / feat The Warriors / 12.8.18 / at The Kennedy Center

The Furies or Baseball Furies – the most iconic of the gangs featured in The Warriors.
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CAN I KICK IT? / feat The Warriors / Saturday December 8th, 2018 / The Kennedy Center / For tickets/info click here.

CAN I KICK IT? / feat Kick Boxer / Recap

On Tues. we introduced CAN I KICK IT? to 2018 and what better way to bring in the new year than doing so in-style.  Nu Wears, a new men’s accessories line by notable producer SlimKat76, held down the pop-up shop – upping our “style game” as well as the “style-game” for those fashion-forward people who bought the brand’s hand crafted ties and handkerchiefs.

Thank you to everyone who attended, props to Songbyrd for hosting and shouts to Terry for holding down the bar, salute to Nu Wears for supporting, and much appreciated to everyone who spread the word.  Lastly, salute to DJ Iran for dropping some gems on the turntables.  If you stayed long enough you got blessed with some rare samples.

Next up, on Tues. Feb. 27th we bring you a classic from the Jackie Chan archive – Drunken Master.  See you then and for the full recap click Read the rest of this entry

CAN I KICK IT? / 1.23.18 / feat KickBoxer

Join us for our 1st CAN I KICK IT? of 2018, Mon Jan. 23rd, feat the cult classic Kick Boxer starring Jean Claude Van Damme, at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe.   We’re also happy to announce that NU Wear, DC based men’s accessories brand will be the featured brand in the pop-up shop.  For additional info/RSVP click here.

SHAOLens

Hung out with the homie SHAOLens last Saturday and took him to see/hear DJ Soyo and DJ Cerebral kill it at Lounge of 3.  Always a good time.  Check out a few more of his flicks here Read the rest of this entry

Skeme Richards – What’s Good(?)

Hailing from Philadelphia, global DJ, cultural ambassador, and foodie (among many other hats), Skeme Richards has established himself as a connoisseur of cool for over 30 years.  Whether it was with his former imprint Hot Peas & Butta or his new venture Nostalgia King, Skeme is known globally as a tastemaker with roots in hip-hop, martial arts, and blaxploitation films.

As someone who’s been involved in the culture for so long, Skeme’s natural ability to connect people has allowed him to take advantage of the changing landscape that’s come with the spread of the internet and social media.  The self-proclaimed “pop culture preserver” says “I want to be the connector.  In the past, I feel like different scenes were so segregated.  I’m into 10 different things, so I want to connect people from those 10 different communities into one.”

With all of his ventures, his role as a DJ is still his bread and butter.  For example, he recently spun at the Marvel and Netflix collaboration, Marvel’s Luke Cage, an event that brought together the worlds of hip-hop and blaxploitation style television.  This is an extension of one of his most popular outlets, his all 45” vinyl parties originally known under Hot Peas & Butta.  

SHAOLIN JAZZ (interview via Myk Blauuw) recently had a chance to talk to Skeme on his career and how he’s seen things change over the years, as well as his favorite burger (he recently started his hamburger reviews in a section, on his website Nostalgia King, called “The Drop – A Conversation Over Beef”) and the one record he’s still on the hunt for.

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