Reggae, Cabodian Rock, Ethiopian Jazz ... And Hillary In Texas!
English Separatists will be performing live at the DC Reggae Awards, featuring a special guest performance by Hillary Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic, in a whirlwind synthesis of Cambodia rock, Ethiopian jazz, and Ken Burns documentaries. All the details (plus something to do in Texas!) after the jump.
* DC Reggae Awards @ Nativity Colonnade Ballroom: "Tonight's awards show is hosted by WKYS DJs EZ Street and Jeannie Jones, and features performances by the mighty S.T.O.R.M. Reggae Band (listen) and a rack of local talent, including Mr. Tex and Tweeta Bird, Odelia, Delroy and Andrea, Ziah and Hutchy. The first 300 folks through the door get free passes to the Saturday party, which is being held at an undisclosed location." $15, 9PM. [DC Reggae Awards]
* Clinton Rally @ Fair Park, Dallas: "Hillary's last stand! Bring your guns! That's legal down here! We are getting drunk on Guiness and we are going to hold the Texas State Fair Coliseum hostage until every last
Superdelegate pledges their unwavering support to our favorite bitch, Hillary!" [Dallas Observer]
* Dengue Fever @ the Black Cat: "Though it draws heavily on the surprisingly rich traditions of Cambodian pop rock and mixes in healthy doses of psych rock and Ethiopian jazz, this Los Angeles band is no shallow, world-music-mining group of charlatans. Anchored by Khmer-speaking lead singer Chhom Nimol (a star in her homeland) and driven by a riotous rhythm section, Dengue Fever feels vibrant, smart and timelessly cool." $13, 9PM. [The Black Cat]
* Mayflower Foundation Formal @ University Club: "Your Nightlife Agenda authors love to a chance to put on a tuxedo and hit up a black-tie function -- okay, I do -- but the fancy parties in this town are usually so expensive that it's prohibitive. The Mayflower Foundation Formal tonight at the University Club, though, looks like a good deal: The $65 ticket includes food, an open bar, live music and a raffle, and the night benefits the Youth Leadership Foundation." [WP]
* Our City Film Fest @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue: "Washington is much more than politicians and bad traffic and monuments; it's full of subcultures and personalities and interesting groups, and the
festival is a way of promoting and encouraging pride in the city. D.C.'s cool, and we want to keep it that way." $10, 1PM. [Our City]