Mann About Town: Dave Mann’s Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Music Festival

Sleepy Vikings are one of 120 bands playing the STPP Festival. Photo by Kelley Jackson

In recent years, there has been negativity in the Washington, DC music scene. Perhaps this can be attributed to the rampant stupidity of over-privileged, leather-faced housewives on our television sets, the popularity of brooding, pretty-boy frontmen in modern “alternative” music and constant Capitol Hill drama. With this much negative energy running through our brains, it’s… read more »

A New Kind of “Show and Tell” in Virginia

The tellers of Better Said Than Done after their inaugural show in July. Photo by David Supley-Foxworth

Somewhere between theater and stand-up comedy lies the ancient folk art of storytelling. It may have gotten a little lost with the advent of technology and our beloved Internet, but several groups have sprung up in the DC area to revive storytelling as a social, interactive event. Determined to get in on the fun, Better… read more »

Kavanagh’s Pizza Pub – All the Right Ingredients

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In a neighborhood full of trendy bars and restaurants that tend to cater to transient 20 and 30 somethings, Kavanagh’s Pizza Pub in Glover Park is filled with a different demographic, long-time neighbors. As Kevin the owner says, “The neighborhood has changed, but we haven’t.” Like a good pizza, Kavanagh’s is a perfect combination of… read more »

Four Play: Artists Worth a Listen

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On Tap takes a look at four local and touring bands each month. If you are interested in being featured, please send your CD along with contact information, including your website and a list of upcoming shows to On Tap Magazine. Attention Four Play: 25 Dove St., Alexandria, VA 22314. HoneyHoney Web: www.honeyhoneyband.com ALBUM: Billy… read more »

Treats & Tricks: The Zombie

Jeff “BeachBum” Berry spent years tracking down the original Zombie recipe. Courtesy of Jonpaul Balak

When Halloween rolls around, bars across the DC area will fill their drink menus with creepy cocktails bearing ghoulish names like the “Witches Brew” or “Black Widow.” While it may be fun to drink a “bloody” Cosmo with a floating eyeball garnish,  I prefer to step back in history for timeless classic  with a spooky… read more »

New, Notable, No Longer

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NEW 2100 Prime District residents were undoubtedly saddened upon hearing of the Jockey Club’s closing after 50 years at the Fairfax at Embassy Row. Hoping to perk them up is Mark Timms, the Executive Chef of 2100 Prime, a new American eatery housed in Jockey’s old haunt. Prime’s focus is farm-friendly food paired with affordable… read more »

Bringing Rhythm & Culture to DC: DJ Thomas Blondet

DJ Thomas Blondet, Courtesy of Maria “JPEG” Isaurralde

“Always smooth,” says house scene veteran Charles Gore about the set he just danced to by Thomas Blondet at the Eighteenth Street Lounge.  Gore has followed Blondet since the days of Club Red because “He’s one of those guys who does it just right.” “I always knew Tom was going to make it because he… read more »