Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m.
Co-presented by Washington City Paper
During the 1980s, Washington’s go-go and punk scenes adhered to different sets of cultural rules, yet both shared a staunchly DIY approach. This panel discussion, moderated by Alona Wartofsky, a former writer and editor for City Paper and The Washington Post, will explore the music and gang cultures of pre-gentrification D.C. Panelists include Trouble Funk’s “Big” Tony Fisher, Rare Essence’s Andre “Whiteboy” Johnson, longtime Washington music writer Mark Jenkins, former D.C. Police detective Donald “Goose” Gossage, and Gangster George, a former member of the Gangster Chronicles crew.
This program is now sold out. An on-site waitlist will be held at the door of the auditorium at 6:30 p.m., half an hour before the program begins.
Darrow Montgomery for Washington City Paper, Andre "Whiteboy" Johnson of Rare Essence, June 1990. Image courtesy the artist and Washington City Paper