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CAN I KICK IT? LIVE STREAM | feat Mystery of Chessboxing | 4.30.20

Thanks to everyone who’s been watching and supporting, we’ve got some great momentum and are looking forward to our next CAN I KICK IT? LIVE STREAM which will be next Thurs. Apr. 30th, where we’ll be featuring the iconic Mystery of Chessboxing.

Mystery of Chessboxing found it’s way into hip-hop lure because it’s where Ghostface of Wu-Tang Clan gets his name and the title of the movie is also the name of a famed Wu-Tang track.

We start the film at 9 PM EST / 6 PM PST and for more info click here.

 

CAN I KICK IT? / feat “The Black Dragon’s Revenge / 2.25.20

If you haven’t been to CAN I KICK IT? in a minute you DO NOT want to miss this one: “The Black Dragon’s Revenge” starring the iconic Ron Van Clief.

Ron Van Clief is, hands down, one of the iLLEST and this movie is the proof.

Join us Tues Feb 25th at Songbyrd Music House.   Music starts at 6:30 PM and the Film at 7:30 PM.

For info/RSVP click here.

SHAOLIN JAZZ | Goods + Apparel

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CAN I KICK IT? / feat “Tango & Cash” / 1.28.20

Join us, Tues Jan 28th, for our 1st CAN I KICK IT? of 2020 back home in DC at Songbyrd Music House for a special screening of the late 80’s buddy cop movie “Tango & Cash” starring Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell.

We’re back with our original schedule with the music starting at 6:30 and the movie starting at 7:30.  For additional info and RSVP click here.

Barry Bishop The Creative – Exhibition Recap

These are the moments that I live for: culture, creativity, and community.  Not in any order.

And while I very much enjoy what I do creatively to make a living, its events like these that drive me because I’m doing so for the art of (fuck of) it.  I’m doing so because I sincerely like the artist.  And I’m doing so for myself.

This was Barry Bishop’s first show in 10 years and it has been an incredible experience in helping him to realize his ideas in sharing his work and to also have him share his unique history and insights, which have furthered the education of so many.

Congrats to Barry on a successful show.  It has been a pleasure.  Thank you to everyone who attended and thank you to everyone who supported in any form or fashion.

The show will be up until Mon. Dec. 16th and if you would like to schedule a viewing email dcstreetwearexhibition@gmail.com.

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Barry Bishop The Creative – Interview

Barry Bishop is a legendary artist from Washington, DC who’s early works in DC’s streetwear scene (’87) made him a major influence – having created a number of the foundational designs that set the tone and direction for DC’s famed Madness Connection, which inspired him to start his own groundbreaking line B-Man Apparel.

Bishop is also an esteemed portrait artist, via his signature style of black and white, and his new show, Barry Bishop The Creative – Original Paintings and Prints, will open on Saturday December 7th, at the Brookland Artspace Lofts.

I got a chance to talk to Barry to learn more about his past and how its influencing his present and future.

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CAN I KICK IT? / feat Fist of The North Star / 11.26.19

Join us, Tues Nov 26th at Songbyrd, for our annual anime CAN I KICK IT? film, where this year we’re featuring the late 80’s classic Fist of The North Star.

Set in a post-apocalyptic world that has been destroyed by a nuclear war, the story centers on a warrior named Kenshiro, the successor of a deadly martial art known as Hokuto Shinken, which gives him the ability to kill most adversaries from within through the use of the human body’s secret vital points.

DJ 2-Tone gets things started at 6:30 PM and the movie starts around 7:30.  For more info/RSVP click here.

CAN I KICK IT? / feat The Texas Chainsaw Massacre / 10.31.19

We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be conducting another special Halloween edition of CAN I KICK IT? featuring the 1974 classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Thurs. Oct. 31st (Halloween Night), at Songbyrd DC.

Music starts at 6:30 PM and the movie starts at 7:30 PM,  with the film being shown on both floors.  Drink specials and Songbyrd’s full dinner menu will be available.

For more info/RSVP click here.

SHAOLIN JAZZ for DC Design Week’s Opening Party

We had lots of moving parts, but a great time was had by all at the opening party that we flipped for DC Design Week at Big Chief in DC.

From our live stenciling station on the roof-top featuring stencils thematic of DC, Go-Go, and SHAOLIN JAZZ, to an exhibition and talk about the classic event posters from Globe Posters highlighting DC’s legendary Go-Go (and events) scene from MICA’s Allison Fisher, to a talk about the storied origins of Go-Go music, the bands and people who paved the way, and its influence on the city and the music industry by notable music journalist and DC native Marcus K Dowling, a conversation about the DC music scene through pictures by noted photographer Joshua Cogan, all the while DJ RBI providing a well curated soundtrack that helped guide the evening’s activities from start to finish.

Thanks to AIGA DC and DC Design Week for tapping us to help them help celebrate this years programming, salute to Big Chief for hosting, and thank you to everyone who attended.

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CAN I KICK IT? / feat BLADE / 9.14.19

Our good friends at The Kennedy Center have tapped us to be apart of the launch festival for their new state-of-the-art REACH Center – a new venue designed to help artists bring their creative pursuits to life.

And for this edition of CAN I KICK IT? we’ll be featuring the 90’s classic BLADE starring Wesley Snipes.

Unfortunately tickets for our night are sold-ou, but they do have them available for the range of additional events that they’ll be conducting starting on this Sat Sept 7th.

For info click here.