MP3: Beastie Boys – Paul Revere from Licensed to Ill (1986)
MP3: Darkest Hour – The Patriot Virus from Hidden Hands of a Sadist Nation (2003)
MP3: Ted Leo & the Pharmacists – Biomusicology from The Tyranny of Distance (2001)
MP3: Pharoahe Monch – Free from Desire (2007)
So this is it. Inauguration weekend and the Baltimore-DC metro area becomes the center of attention for the entire world and musically, that’s sure as hell what it feels like. Let’s jump to the events.
Sat Jan 17th
President-Elect Obama graces our charmed city along his Whistle-Stop tour, making a speech at War Memorial Plaza in front of City Hall in Baltimore. (Doors 1PM, Event 4:15PM)
Sun Jan 18th
The big things start happening down in the nation’s capitol with We Are One: Opening Inaugural Celebration on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial featuring an all-star cast including Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Bono, Garth Brooks, Sheryl Crow, Renee Fleming, Josh Groban, Herbie Hancock, Heather Headley, John Legend, Jennifer Nettles, John Mellencamp, Usher Raymond IV, Shakira, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, will.i.am, Stevie Wonder, Jamie Foxx, Martin Luther King III, Queen Latifah, Denzel Washington and yes even the President-Elect himself. (8AM doors)
Hideout/ Chicago & Interchange Present: The Big Shoulders Inauguration Ball w/ Andrew Bird, Ted Leo, Tortoise, Waco Brothers, Eleventh Dream Day, Jon Langford (Mekons), Sally Timms, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Ken Vandermark, Freakwater, Icy Demons, Judson Claiborne and Special Guests at the Black Cat. (Doors 7PM)
Tues Jan 20th – Inauguration Day
BrightestYoungThings hosts their Inauguration Spectacular 2009 at Bohemian Caverns on U Street featuring newly vetted DC rapper Wale, Team Robespierre, Mathematicians and Aural States’ friends True Womanhood among others. (Doors 9:30AM)
Senari Presents: THE PEOPLE’S INAUGURATION BALL featuring Blaqstarr, Scottie B (Unruly Records, Bmore), Deep Sang (Dirty Bombs, DC), Mike 2600 (Burlesque, MN), Stereofaith (Feedback, DC), Cousin Cole (Flagrant Fowl/Panty Raid, BK), Bitch Ass Darius (NES Records, MPLS), Nacey (Nouveau Riche, DC), and Meistro (Dirty Bombs, DC).
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