TAXI GANG Painting ’Remixed’ by Another Artist

'Remixed' by Alexandra Silverthorne

As with several TAXI GANG street art pieces, this image keeps showing up in other's art. READ MORE

[DC] Saul Williams LIVE at Nightclub 9:30 on April 7, 2008

LIVE at Nightclub 9:30 on April 7, 2008

shirley temple staircase dance

Message from Saul:
eel the music. Son, we got you programmed like a beat. When I press snare, yo, guard your grill. Press kick, you move your feet. You can't compete. I got my hydrants parked on every street. I'm federal NGH. Son of Sun. Come close and feel the heat. I am the streets. The white lines only separate me from me. You hydroplane in false gods name and still crash into me: Sign and Tree; Mountainside; Guard Rail; into the sea. They thought they stole you from my arms then carried you to me.

Here's the key: DNA encoded in a beat. White rocks in a vial, NGH, ain't got nuthin' on me. BCH I'm free. Ask these editors at MTV. Far as they, know they're publishing some new school poetry. Let it be. 'Cause even that will do to turn the key. Doorways into other worlds. The Truth shall set you free. YOU are me, I am you, but also I'm (s)he. Shepherd of a bastard flock that grazes in the streets. Feel the beat. Nod your head. Lean back, yo, touch your feet. Let me see you pop that thang right thur girl in your seat. Feel the heat. Count this page amongst your whitest sheets. Comfort in my every word. Slide under. Countless sheep.



The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of……………………….YOU!


MARCH 2008
12 SXSW, Austin, TX [music]
13 SXSW, Austin, TX [music]
17 Plaza Club, Vancouver BC [music]
18 Aladdin, Portland, OR [music]
19 Neumo's, Seattle WA [music]
21 Slims, San Francisco, CA [music]
22 Club Mercy, Santa Barbara, CA [music]
24 Casbah, San Diego, CA [music]
25 Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA [music]
26 Clubhouse, Tempe AZ [music]
27 Chandler Gilbert Community College, Phoenix AZ [spoken word]
28 Estrella Mountain Community College Phoenix AZ [spoken word]
29 Launchpad, Albuquerque, NM [music]
31 The Loft, Dallas TX [music]

APRIL 2008
01 Warehouse Live Studio, Houston TX [music]
03 The Parish, New Orleans LA [music]
04 The Loft, Atlanta GA [music]
06 Ramshead, Annapolis MD [music]
08 Paradise, Boston MA [music]
09 Irving Plaza, NY NY [music]
11 Trocadero, Philadelphia PA [music]
12 Iron Horse, Northampton, MA [music]
13 La Tulipe, Montreal QC [music]
14 Mod Club, Toronto ONT [music]
16 Blind Pig, Ann Arbor MI [music]
17 Grog Shop, Cleveland OH [music]
18 Martyrs, Chicago IL [music]
19 Varsity Theatre, Minneapolis MN [music]
21 Fox Theatre, Boulder CO [music]
22 Belly Up, Aspen CO [music]
23 Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT [music]

More dates TBA

[DC] Reminder: The Revolution Begins Saturday at 6!



Saturday, January 19, 2008
6:00pm - 10:00pm

1318 9th St. NW
Washington, DC

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The theme this month is Revolution....
Wear something inspired by Revolution and get in for only $5!
(regular admission is $8)

Get creative with your outfits, you can wear a t-shirt or button inspired by your favorite revolutionary, or you can go over the top and dress up like your favorite revolutionary - it doesn't matter how you do it, just find a creative way to go along with the theme.

Saturday, January 19, a creative amalgamation of LIVE art including 3 graphic designers, electronica music acts, tribal belly dancers, independent fashion designers and other local artists will take over BeBar (1318 9th St. NW) for a 4 hour, 21st century Live-Art 'Happening'.

At the event, a juror will provide the participating graphic designers with three words. The designers will have 4 hours to create a poster for 'X', using these words as inspiration for their designs. Their laptops will be hooked up to large displays, revealing their approaches and creative process to the audience.

At the end of the event, the curator will select a winning design. The winner's design will be used on promotional material for the next X as well as potentially incorporated into an art book.

[FILM] ’Chocolate City’ debuts in DC late January

Some good friends of mine appear in this film (Guerrilla Poetry Insurgency and Damian Smith). Check it out.

Washington DC is rapidly changing. Soaring property prices and widescale development are literally forcing local residents out of the city. Chocolate City explores the rapid gentrification of the US capital through the eyes of a group of black women forced from their city center homes to make way for massive reconstruction. With the symbols and monuments of the world's most powerful democracy on their doorsteps, their story calls into question the fundamental foundations upon which the USA claims to be based.

So, the film will be shown at these times:
- 24 January, 6.30 – 8.30pm, Festival Centre, 1640 Columbia Road, NW, DC 20009
- 26 January, 11pm, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th Street, NW, DC 20009
- 31 January, evening screening to be announced, Continental Ballroom (Marvin Centre), George Washington University, 2121 I Street, NW, DC 20052
- 10 February, 4pm, Our City Film Festival, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th Street, NW, DC 20009

Also, more info about the film can be found here: