Thursday
Sep162010

On Community . . . 

Community is essential to our worldview here at Etxe Records & Productions.  All of our artists and endeavors look at art as a catalyst to enrich what the Knight Foundation calls “the soul of the community” – the elements that draw people to a community - and what makes them want to put down roots and build a life.

In our experience – music has a transformative communal element that can nourish active citizenship and democracy.  We launched our label / production company with these experiences and ideals in mind.  We believe in the principles of Democracy 2.0 and run our business along those lines.

We are excited to be in attendance at the National Conference on Citizenship’s national conference here in our hometown of Washington DC focusing on “BIG Citizenship: Citizens as Catalysts and Innovators”.

 

Tuesday
Aug312010

Live Dates!! Fangs Out + Night and the City

Hey folks -

Both Fangs Out and Night and the City will be joining our sisters in sonic arms Hot Cha Cha on some live dates. Night and the City will be linking up with Hot Cha Cha this Friday in DC at the Velvet Lounge and then Saturday and The Southern Cafe and Music Hall in Charlottesville VA.

                                                          

Then Fangs Out links up with them for a swing of southern dates in Charleston SC, Athens GA, and Atlanta GA.  Fangs Out also have a pair of shows bookending these dates starting with a gig this Saturday September 4th in Cleveland and then a raucous gig in Bowling Green on September 11th as part of the Black Swamp Arts Festival activities at Howards Club H.

See you on the road!

 

Friday
Aug202010

DC + Toledo + Dischord in the Post

We often get asked about our DC - Ohio - Toledo connection. 

The Washington Post has recently put out an article looking at that connection from a different point of view.

An interesting article was written regarding Jeff Nelson - cofounder of Dischord Records.  As many of you know, Jeff resides in Toledo these days (home to our own Fangs Out).

He's assembling an interesting coffee table book.  Read about it here.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/13/AR2010081305088.html

Friday
Aug132010

GR!DC Showcase & SpillCycle

Tomorrow - Saturday August 14th has two incredible events for you to take part in . . . 

First up is the Girls Rock! DC Camper Showcase show.  

After the week of camp, the girls will showcase their new musical skills by presenting their original works at Washington’s 9:30 Club on Saturday, August 14th at 11:00 am. The showcase is open to the public.

Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. Free admission for youth 12 and under.

 

Second up is SpillCycle: Bike for Awareness! Dance for Relief!

SpillCycle is an awareness-building bike ride and benefit concert created by an unaffiliated network of DC area artists and activists. Our mission is to give individuals in the DC area a chance to take part in the oil spill relief efforts, by locally raising awareness and money to help marine wildlife affected by the oil leak off the Gulf Coast.

Bike Ride, 4 PM
Louisiana Ave NE and Columbus Circle NE

Benefit Show, 6 PM
U St Music Hall
1115A U Street NW
Washington, DC

Doors at 6:00 pm, followed by Nouveau Riche
$10 at the door, any donations accepted!
Entry into our benefit show provides free admittance to Nouveau Riche

Thursday
Aug122010

Etxe's Jenn Thomas on WAMU 88.5 FM

Etxe Record's very own Jenn Thomas was on The Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU 88.5 FM here in DC.  She appeared with Ebony Dumas promoting Girls Rock! DC.  Check out the webcast.  Go Jenn!