Aubrey Muir passed away suddenly on October 4, 2014 at the age of 47. Loving and devoted friend to many in the Washington, DC entertainment and restaurant industry, he was a ubiquitous presence and his loyalty knew no bounds. Friends and family will miss his living presence profoundly but remember his great spirit eternally.
A memorial gathering for his family, friends, colleagues, will take place on Tuesday, October 21 at Local 16 from 5:00PM-9:00PM at 1602 U Street NW, Washington, DC 20009. (Complimentary valet parking.)
We ask that if anyone wishes to contribute photographs or memorabilia of Aubrey to email them to us beforehand or to bring them to the memorial gathering on Tuesday. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The family of Aubrey Muir asks that, instead of flowers, donations be made to the Aubrey Muir Memorial Fund which will assist the family to cover expenses and funeral costs.
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"There are few truly insightful, passionate and hysterically funny political comedians around, and even fewer coming out of the States. New Yorker Jamie Kilstein is a shining light probing into the murkier corners of the religious right and corrupt politics of his homeland. Funny and penetrating, he's taken Bill Hicks' baton and run with it." --TIME OUT LONDON
"Jamie Kilstein is one of the funniest and smartest humans on the planet: his rocket-powered wit leaves you gasping - for more: sheer brilliance." World famous Philosopher and Professor --A.C Grayling
Jamie Kilstein is at once irresistibly endearing and wonderfully audacious. Watching his work is like going to cuddle a puppy and having it hump your leg. But funnier.â€ --Tim Minchin
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John Frusciante (@johnjfrusciante) is a comedian and writer living in NYC but originally from New Jersey. He co-wrote the YouTube sensation "BP Spills Coffee", his first real taste of capitalizing off of a major tragedy. He can regularly be seen at the UCB Theatre in New York City performing to sold-out audiences in the improvised show AIRWOLF: Let's Go Back To Your Place and can regularly be heard on the hit podcast Citizen Radio. He also hosts his own podcast called This Part's The Best.
Baltimore’s native son and soul sensation, Bosley Brown, has been writing and performing since childhood; his career accelerated in 2012 following the release of his outstanding debut album Honey Pig which won him a devoted fan base and garnered him growing critical acclaim. Named #1 on Baltimore Magazine’s Hip List, Bosley and his fabulous band channel eclectic influences from 40′s Swing to 60′s R&B to 80′s Hip Hop and continue to turn out unique, original pop music and blazing, high energy live performances. The brand new album The Dirty Dogs Radio Show was released in March 2014 to rave reviews. Dance parties imminent.
Tortured Soul has a deep love for DC. DC has deep love for Tortured Soul. That's why they're coming back after a torturous 2 year absence and joining forces with The Sol Power All-Stars for one unforgettable night. You don't want to miss this-trust us!
Before DJs evolved into global superstars, musicians carried the baton. The Brooklyn-based dance trio Tortured Soul isn't trying to intently rewrite the logic of today's EDM with the sweat of their own musicianship, but they are living proof that the very same music can be freed from the DJ booth. Influenced by the classic songcraft of Prince, Heatwave and Kool & The Gang, the members of Tortured Soul are three distinctive guys with three different backgrounds, united under a groove-centered rhythm. The band's frontman and principal songwriter, John-Christian Urich, can be seen simultaneously drumming and singing with effortless mastery, while the rest of the collective, made up of keyboardist Ethan White and bassist Jordan Scannella, virtuosically generate the pulsating accompaniment. It's a striking visual that's feverously winning converts with each and every tour stop, with them being likened to The Roots of house music. Inside the group's mystique, the acid jazz is reminiscent of Jamiroquai funk, while deeply saturated in the contemporary freshness of house purveyors like Joey Negro, Kenny Dope, Soul Clap and Jamie Jones. Even the legendary tastemaker Gilles Peterson, dubbed them "the future of house music."
Spinning world dance heat all night will be DC's own, Sol Power All-Stars. This crew have had their mixes featured on the Okayafrica blog and described as a "diaspora dance collective who typically pull sounds influenced by Cuban beats, Lagos discos, and Rio de Janeiro beach parties when making selections for their infectious live sets." They recently released an afro house banger 12" on BSTRD Boots which connects the dots between Haiti, Africa, and New Orleans. Expect a sweaty, exhilarating party experience!
Japan's premier Funk band Osaka Monaurail first DC appearance! After two decades, the wheels are very much still turning for Osaka Monaurail, Japan's premiere funk orchestra, which has grown from a university combo to one of the world’s leading groups in the genre. Nine musicians on stage in sharp uniforms inspired by 60s fashion; trumpets are spinning in the air; leader Nakata dancing “Mashed Potato”; from James Brown funky dancers to jumpin’ be-bop instrumentals.
Black Masala will heavily spice up their energetic Balkan-brass set by featuring the music of Gogol Bordello and Leningrad for this Halloween show. Black Masala, is part of the new generation of go-anywhere brass bands. You can hear this sound all over the world now – from New Orleans (Hot 8) to Belgrade (Boban & Marko Markovic), Paris (Fanfarai) to Cotonou (Gangbe Brass Band), and right here on the east coast area as well (Red Baraat & No BS! Brass). A major party alert for this band – Black Masala puts on an amazing, high-energy live show that features brass, tuba, accordion, electric guitar, drums and vocals.
With disc jockey sets by Crown Vic & his Weird World
Followed by world dance heat with Congo Y Castro
Bronx Emcee and former XXL Freshman Mickey Factz returns to the touring circuit in Washington DC with "The Red or Blue Pill Tour". After ending 2013 being the opening support for Lupe Fiasco's "Tetsuo & Youth Tour" & sporting the success from his latest release "740 Park Avenue" a few months back, Mickey Factz Decides its time to get face to face with all his achievers once again with Headlining "The Red Or Blue Pill Tour"
He is not alone on this tour, opening will be up-and-coming New Orleans emcee Lyriqs da Lyraciss (@Underdogcentral) still buzzing from his latest release "Dream As If You'll Live Forever" hosted by Mickey Factz.
Lastly, providing the soundtrack for the tour is NOLA Hip-Hop staple and official DJ for the New Orleans Saints, DJ Strategy (@PrimalOnVinyl)
2001 14th St NW
$10 adv / $12 dos
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J Pope and Funk Friday - 8:30-9:15
Diggs Duke - 9:30-10:15
Johnny Popcorn - 10:30-11:00
Sidewalk Chalk - 11:15-12:00