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MP3: Beastie Boys – Paul Revere from Licensed to Ill (1986)

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MP3: Darkest Hour – The Patriot Virus from Hidden Hands of a Sadist Nation (2003)

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MP3: Ted Leo & the Pharmacists – Biomusicology from The Tyranny of Distance (2001)

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MP3: Pharoahe Monch – Free from Desire (2007)

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MP3: Blaqstarr – Shake It to the Ground

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MP3: True Womanhood – The Monk

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)

Inauguration-themed celebrations kick off  at night with the Creative Alliance hosting Obama’s iPod: A Pre-Inauguration Dance Party. (Doors 8PM)

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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)

Moby takes charge with a DJ set at Change? Let’s Start with Dancing… Inaugural Kick-Off Party at the 9:30 Club in DC. (Doors 12 midnight)

URB Inaug​ural Party​ & Fancy​ Tie Affai​r with performances from Pharoahe Monch, Sim City, StereoFaith in DC at the Space. (9PM)

Deep Sugar presents MLK Birthday/Obama Inauguration Celebration featuring Wayne Davis, KW Griff, Roland Clark and more at Paradox in Bmore.  (9PM)

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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)

Rock The Vote Presents “Hey, America Feels Kinda Cool Again” Inaugural Gala featuring Beastie BoysSheryl Crow, Citizen Cope, Justin Jones at the 9:30 Club. (Doors 8PM)

Yes We Did! featuring Karizma, Sam Burns, Luis Baro & more bringing down the roof at the Loft in DC. (10PM)

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)

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Rock The Vote and ck one present Inauguration Party featuring Michael Franti, Talib Kweli, the Dresden Dolls, the Honey Brothers and Jamie Burke at the 9:30 Club. (Doors 8PM)

Demand in DC: Applauding the Empowerment of People Thru Art, Film, and Music with performances by Anti-Flag, Darkest Hour, United Nations, the AKAs, Ruiner at the Black Cat. (7:30PM)

Senari Presents: THE PEOPLE’S INAUGURATION BALL featuring BlaqstarrScottie 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).

Neighborhood Ball with BeyonceMary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Faith Hill, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, ShakiraStevie Wonderand Nick Cannon (as DJ ) at the Walter Washington Convention Center (7PM).

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One Response to “Preview / Audio: Inauguration Madness”

  1. Daily Breather says:

    OMG! There is so much happening that weekend, I didn’t even know of 1/3 of this stuff. It’s nice that these artisit can come together for positive political processes and not just anti-war/anti-Bush events. Looks like a new era of positivity perhaps.
    I’ve had my party blinders on though and am focused on the Deep Sugar party at Paradox.
    House music has never sounded so good and I was there a week after the Obama election and the celebration was in the air. I look forward to more of that positivity. Thanks for the mention on this and nice job in coralling all these events together.

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