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Hear Mount Pleasant To Host 2nd Mini-Festival July 1st

06.28.07

On Sunday July 1st the neighborhood organization 'Hear Mount Pleasant', will present the 2nd in a series of mini-festivals in Lamont Park in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Washington DC, featuring: Head Roc War Machine, Mariachi Profesional de Guerrero, Sol & Soul Street Theater Troupe, and special guests .. On Sunday July 1st the neighborhood organization 'Hear Mount Pleasant', will present the 2nd in a series of mini-festivals in Lamont Park in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Washington DC, featuring: Head Roc War Machine, Mariachi Profesional de Guerrero, Sol & Soul Street Theater Troupe, and special guests ... all emceed by DJ Aphrodite.

The festival kicks off at 3:30PM and will feature live art demos, a sound installation, kid's activities, tabling by various local groups as well as the musical performances. Lamont Park is located at Mount Pleasant and Lamont Streets NW, in Washington, DC.

Over the last ten years a private citizens group has pressured all the restaurants and bars in Mount Pleasant to give up their right to host live (even acoustic) music, in an exchange for a pledge not to launch expensive challenges their liquor licenses. Now a range of artists, musicians and community groups are fighting back and trying to overturn the ban and bring back the ability of restaurants to host music in a responsible way.

'Hear Mount Pleasant' is organizing a series of mini-festivals this year to build support for the campaign and to showcase the contributions musicians and artists make to building vibrant communities.

For more information, email: .



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Joe Lally's Japanese Tour Canceled

06.27.07

Joe Lally and Zu will attempt to re-schedule their canceled Japanese tour dates in the fall Joe Lally and Zu will attempt to re-schedule their canceled Japanese tour dates in the fall. According to the statement on Joe's website the tour was canceled due to complications with their promoter and the subsequent news of the death of Joe's father. In the meantime, Joe will be performing with The Evens on July 2nd at Fort Reno as scheduled.

Visit the Joe Lally website, at: www.joelally.com
Visit the Fort Reno Website, here: www.fortreno.com



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Expanded Youth Curfew Proposed For DC

06.19.07

In another move to 'fight crime' by decree the Washington, DC City Council will vote today on emergency legislation to expand the summer curfew times from 10pm weekdays (currently 11pm) and 11pm weekends (currently 12am), and raise the restricted age limit from 16 to 17 In another move to 'fight crime' by decree the Washington, DC City Council will vote today on emergency legislation to expand the summer curfew times from 10pm weekdays (currently 11pm) and 11pm weekends (currently 12am), and raise the restricted age limit from 16 to 17.

These expanded hours will not only alienate young people from the very organized events intended to keep them occupied and off the streets in the first place but will put into effect a back-door version of the age restriction on music venues which failed to gain popular, or council, support when proposed earlier this year in an open forum.

We strongly believe that for every restriction put on young people an equal alternative should be offered. Young people are, after all, people and 'out of sight, out of mind' is simply not good enough.

Write to these council members and let them know how you feel:
Chairman Vincent C. Gray:
Council member Carol Schwartz:
Council member David A. Catania:
Council member Phil Mendelson:
Council member Kwame R. Brown:
Council member Jim Graham:
Council member Jack Evans:
Council member Mary M. Cheh:
Council member Muriel Bowser:
Council member Harry Thomas, Jr:
Council member Tommy Wells:
Council member Yvette Alexander:
Council member Marion Barry:



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Expanded DC Curfew Bill Defeated

06.19.07

Thanks to an outpouring of opposition from community leaders and citizens the bill to further criminalize DC's young people by expanding the summer curfew has been voted down in the DC City Council Thanks to an outpouring of opposition from community leaders and citizens the bill to further criminalize DC's young people by expanding the summer curfew has been voted down in the DC City Council.



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The Evens Will Play...

06.06.07

The Evens have posted all of their tour dates for eastern Canada and the north eastern US The Evens have posted all of their tour dates for eastern Canada and the north eastern US. Unless otherwise noted The Evens will be playing by themselves and will begin promptly at 8:30, so make sure to get to the shows early.

For all the Dischord tour dates, go to: www.dischord.com/tours
Find The Evens newest album, here: Get Evens



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Joe Lally Begins Tour in Japan

06.04.07

Joe Lally has begun a two week tour in Japan and will be accompanied by, and touring with, his friends ZU (from Italy) Joe Lally has begun a two week tour in Japan and will be accompanied by, and touring with, his friends ZU (from Italy).

Find Joe Lally's latest album, here: There to Here
See more Dischord bands on tour, here: Tours



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Antelope To Play 'Hear Mount Pleasant' Festival

06.01.07

On Sunday June 17th 'Hear Mount Pleasant', a group of residents from Mount Pleasant in Washington DC, is putting on a mini-festival in Lamont Park to showcase the musical diversity of the neighborhood and challenge the 10 year old ban on live music imposed on the neighborhood's bars and restaurants On Sunday June 17th 'Hear Mount Pleasant', a group of residents from Mount Pleasant in Washington DC, is putting on a mini-festival in Lamont Park to showcase the musical diversity of the neighborhood and challenge the 10 year old ban on live music imposed on the neighborhood's bars and restaurants.

The festival will feature live art demos, a sound installation, kid's activities, tabling by various local groups and a performance by Antelope (at 5pm). Lamont Park is located at Mount Pleasant and Lamont Streets NW, in Washington, DC.

Over the last ten years a private citizens group pressured all the neighborhood's restaurants to give up their ability to host live , even acoustic music. Now a range of artists, musicians and community groups are fighting back and trying to overturn the ban and bring back the ability of restaurants to host music in a responsible way.

'Hear Mount Pleasant' is organizing a series of mini-festivals this year to build support for the campaign and to showcase the contributions musicians and artists make to building vibrant communities.

For more information, email: .
To visit their website, go to: www.hearmountpleasant.org



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