The Slants took the United States Patent and Trademark Office to school on the 1st Amendment and how Freedom of Speech works and who it’s meant to protect! Congrats, The Slants! Cheers Simon Tam! Great job! Thank you for being awesome and never giving up!
Ryan Leo, DC area professional, leaves the office and rocks out hard. Learn about his musical journey and his inspirations in starting his band Make More Animals. Ryan tells the story of the tough crowd at their first gig and about a beer fest concert that got out of hand in an awesome way!
Being involved in the community is important to Ryan. He volunteers with Musicians on Call and raises spirits of hospital patients in the DC area.
He even started his own charity concept: #birthdaygiftback
#birthdaygiftback is where he matches birthday well-wishes on Facebook with a dollar to Charity. However many “Happy Birthday” comments he gets is the amount of the donation. Hope that catches on!
Ryan is a positive person and an asset to the local music community. We look forward to Make More Animals upcoming events and their album which is currently being recorded.
You’d be hard pressed to find someone more involved in the Asian community in DC, or in DC as a whole than Christian Oh. Christian is a part of every element of DC, organizing events for local charities and non-profits, promoting artists and standing up for Asian and Pacific Islander identity. Here’s just a little of what he’s involved with:
Christian is proud to manage the talent of a strong Asian-American female voice Heesun Lee. She has lived a uniquely American life with a multitude of influences being adopted into a Chinese American family and listening to her favorite US hip hop artists growing up. Her diverse influences and experience makes her tagline: “Breaking Stereotypes” all the more real, as she encourages listeners to follow their passions.
Christian explains how he met Simon Tam and the Slants at their beginnings at Anime Conventions and his work with artists through http://kollaboration.org/
K-Pop Event – June 24th – Eden Lounge
July 22nd – K-Pop Expo
GI Film Festival
Thursday Raw at Howard Theater
The Food we talked about:
Chef Evelyn Bunoan’s
POM (Philippine Oriental Market & Deli)
3610 Lee Highway
Arlington, Virginia 22207
Open Tuesday through Sunday: 10:30AM–4:30PM
Gun has a conference call with Dr. Badlove and the Remedies. This DC local band has influences and voices from all around the world from the Caribbean to the UK. Hear Chris, Barry, Phil and Allie tell where they came from and where they’re going.
May 5th – Cinco de Mayo – Chapala, Burtonsville, MD – 15530 Old Columbia Pike
Burtonsville, MD 20866 May 6th – Funk Parade “Future Funk” has Mayoral Approval to shut down part of U
starts at 11:00am Dr. Badlove and the Remedies play at Duffy after apr 9:00pm Jouwala collective plays May 19th – Tropicalia, DC – with U st supported June 10thBossa DC July 6th – Ivy City Live – Big Chief
Editor note: gun here… I’m so mentally drained. I have to apologize for all the weird audio issues in this. Dr. Badlove and the Remedies are such a great band, their music is legitimately my happy place at the moment- which is why I’m so frustrated that I had so many issues. Expect a re-upload of a fixed audio version of this or a shorter, edited version… seriously, my audio software was straight up “gas lighting” me.
WiretapWednesday Simon Tam of The Slants gives us an update on their Supreme Court case and on their tour promoting their album The Band Who Must Not Be Named. We also discussed song meanings, some song tackled some serious feels and one of the songs is secretly about Jessica Jones and Luke Cage!
(gunsully note: I didn’t edit out awkward moment when I made a joke that didn’t land… podcasting gold right there! lol)
Gun here, sorry for just a mini-podcast but there’s more to come from Dr. Badlove and the Remedies. Check out there links below and subscribe to The Podcaste for more updates.
Official Dr. BadLove and the Remedies’ press release:
Music, Bio, Reviews & Interviews Upcoming & Past Shows, Social Media and Technical Rider
Who We Are: Dr. Badlove and the Remedies is a homegrown band from DC, blending deep funk, hip-hop, dancehall riddims and go-go beats with live vocals, smooth electric guitar, bass, synthesizer rifts, and infectious digital drumming. Dr. Badlove consists of Washington groomed musicians multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Barrie Williams (formerly of DC based latin reggae/dancehall band Kickoman), drummer/vocalist Phil Marnell (formerly of The Originators DC ) & main vocalist/rapper Congressional Chorus’ (me) Chris Bulbulia (of Arts Action DC, and formerly of DC Music Download).
Biography Dr. Badlove and the Remedies is a DC band, blending deep funk, hip-hop, dancehall riddims and go-go beats with live vocals, smooth electric guitar, bass, synthesizer rifts, and infectious digital drumming. Dr. Badlove consists of Washington groomed musicians multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Barrie Williams (formerly of DC based latin reggae/dancehall band Kickoman), drummer/vocalist Phil Marnell (formerly of The Originators DC ) & main vocalist/rapper Congressional Chorus’ (me) Chris Bulbulia (of Arts Action DC, and formerly of DC Music Download). Their music and dynamic performance style features live dancers, crowd participation, and afro-funk inspired “call and response, “provid[ing] the prescription to make you forget your worries and just want to have a good time.” From examinations of love and dance chemistry in “The Remedy,” and diverse vibrations in “Beats Can’t Done,” which includes a DC neighborhood “roll-call,” these Badlove brothers know how to make the music hit your soul. Their unique approach to multi-instrumental live looping has precedents, but no parallel! Their self-published EP entitled “The Remedy” was released in February 2017, and was produced by Barrie Williams with music/lyrics by Chris Bulbulia, Phil Marnell & Williams. The EP was mixed and mastered by acclaimed British producer/mixer Yoad Nevo, known for his work with Sia, Pet Shop Boys, Goldfrapp, Sugababes, Air, Morcheeba & many more renowned artists. The Dr. Badlove logo was created by Venezuelan artist Le Yeko with “The Remedy” EP album art created by award-winning DC native Rose Jaffe.
Past & Upcoming Shows We recently played our official launch show at Bossa Bistro + Lounge, playing to over 300 people throughout our 1 hour show with DJ and dancers presenting choreographed movement during two of our songs. the audience loved it! And Bossa’s owner loved it so much Bossa that he wants to have us do a residency at Bossa starting in May! Bossa Lounge Launch Party (gallery) Photos by renowned multi-media photographer Ben Droz Edits by renowned music photographer Terrance Doyle Upcoming shows include: Acre 121, 1400 Irving St NW, Washington, DC 20010, April TBD Funk Parade, 4th Annual U Street Festival expecting 70,000, May 6, TBD Evening Big Chief, 2002 Fenwick St NE, Washington, DC 20002 – May 12 One Community Unity’s showcase on May 23rd TBD Boss Bistro + Lounge, 2463 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009 – June 10
Social Media Instagram Page – 500+ Followers in 5 weeks; 13 posts; FaceBook Page – 100+ Followers in 6 weeks 3/22 Soundcloud – Includes Rehearsal Content – 35 Followers in 4 weeks – 651 plays 3/22