Where does the time go? It seems like only yesterday that the inaugural U Street Funk Parade invaded the heart of DC’s 14th and U Street corridor with its enthusiastic celebration of the multi-ethnic and diverse gumbo that’s at the heart of DC’s thriving music community.
Although not officially ON U Street last year, its spirit was pervasive—and persuasive enough to shut down U this year for the procession, and we’re delighted to have a hand in helping you rev your spirits—with spirits and records—prior to the parade.
Join us this Saturday, May 2 for TVD Presents the Analog Soul Club at Den of Thieves at the heart of 14th and U Streets, NW. We’re spinning nothing but vinyl from Noon to 5, just before the parade. It’s FREE, so pop in, have a hang, groove to some tunes, and lively up yourself to hit the streets. Here’s who is joining us on the decks all day:
NOON-1:00 PM, Crown Vic | Electric Cowbell Records label boss and TVD editor-at-large spins selections of “weird world” music. Vintage analog grooves pull up to the bumper of a shiny new day. DJ Crown Vic, aka Jim Thomson, runs the Electric Cowbell record label, promotes concerts as Multiflora Productions, and is a partner of the online independent record label consortium known as Independent Grand. He’s a founding member of both GWAR and Bio Ritmo and currently plays drums with the DC-based psych-punk-dance group, Time Is Fire.
1:00 PM-2:00 PM, Ty Hussell | Director of the Sitar Arts Center music program, Ty Hussell is a longtime DC analog selector who adds all the fun of live percussion to his sets that always include generous portions of soul, disco, boogie, Latin, Brazilian, African, Jamaican, and global sounds.