Nightlife Agenda Pick of the Week
As huge as go-go music is in D.C., it's never been able to establish a foothold outside of the Beltway. That changed for a brief period in 1988, when Experience Unlimited -- EU to their fans -- made an unforgettable appearance in Spike Lee's "School Daze," performing its infectious single "Da Butt." It caught on across the country, climbed the Billboard chart and got EU gigs with Run DMC and at the Apollo Theatre. Though the novelty of the song wore off and the rest of the U.S. lost interest in D.C.'s homegrown funk, EU never stopped go-going hard. You can still catch them gigging around town, as they have since the mid-'70s. EU frontman, bass player and party-starter-in-chief Sugar Bear is rightfully being honored as a Legend of Go-Go at Sunday's WKYS Go-Go Awards, the annual ceremony that allows fans to vote in categories like Best Lead Talker, Best Go-Go Pocket and Go-Go Band of the Year. Constitution Hall won't know what hit it when go-go heroes past and present take the stage, including Godfather of Go-Go Chuck Brown, the Backyard Band, CCB (Critical Condition Band), the Lissen Band and the What Band. Tickets are $40 from Ticketmaster.
With Thanksgiving on the horizon, we have a super-sized Nightlife Agenda column this week. Paul Oakenfold, Swizz Beats and Ghostface Killah are visiting, Stevie Wonder's honored with special party called Wonder-Full, and Wednesday night is the busiest night of the week.
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