by Tim Regan November 22, 2016 at 2:00 pm 0

Crooked Beat Records (Photo via Facebook/Crooked Beat Records)A longtime Adams Morgan record store that moved to Alexandria earlier this year is slated to return to the neighborhood as a pop-up shop.

Crooked Beat Records, which closed its record store at 2116 18th St. NW in May, will sell vinyl at Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe (2477 18th St. NW) this Saturday, Nov. 26, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“We will have around 800 to 1000 records for sale at our pop up store this Saturday,” Crooked Beat said in a Facebook post. “Please come out!”

The pop-up store will be held in conjunction with Small Business Saturday, an annual event that encourages people across the U.S. to shop at neighborhood businesses instead of national chains.

Photo via Facebook/Crooked Beat Records

by Octavia Silva November 21, 2016 at 10:40 am 2 Comments

Photo via Facebook / Songbyrd Music HouseAn upcoming comedy show in Adams Morgan is set to help fund the local Black Lives Matter chapter.

The benefit, organized by the local comedy producers with Laugh Owens Laugh, is scheduled to kick off at the Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe (2477-2475 18th St. NW) at 8 p.m. Tuesday night.

Local comedians such as Natalie McGill, Paris Sashay and Haywood Turnipseed, Jr. will perform during the event, according to Ahmed Vallejos, one of the show’s organizers. The show will also have musicians Antonia and Sean Barna and storytellers Jessica Murphy Garrett, Dee Ahmed and Nick Baskerville.

The goal of the fundraiser is to “raise a lot of money for a great cause and let people have a space where they have fun without any of the worry of the outside world,” Vallejos told us.

“Philando Castile was murdered and I remember I had a conversation… about wanting to give back to the incredible Black Lives Matter movement and weren’t sure how,” Vallejos said. “We brainstormed and came up with this fundraiser. We just couldn’t sit back and do nothing anymore.”

Attendees can also drop cash into a donation bucket during the event. All proceeds will go toward the activist group.

Photo via Facebook / Songbyrd Music House

by Tim Regan May 11, 2016 at 3:45 pm 0

Photo via Twitter : DavidLiebeHartA musician best known for oddball original songs and masterful puppetry will ply his trade in Adams Morgan next week.

“Tim and Eric” notable David Liebe Hart is scheduled to play at Songbyrd Music House (2475 18th St. NW) next Thursday. Liebe Hart, singer of such songs as “Salame” and this love ballad for vegetables, will sing alongside D.C. bands Jack On Fire and Cartoon Weapons at 8:30 p.m.

“Known for his roles on ‘Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!’ and extensive tours throughout the U.S., Canada and Australia, David Liebe Hart is an outsider musician, actor and painter,” reads a Facebook event listing. “A true original, he has communicated with extra-terrestrials, owns a large collection of puppets, and is obsessed with trains.”

Though fans who attend the show may or may not have the opportunity to actually shake Liebe Hart’s puppet-moving hand, they will most likely be able to yell slogans of admiration within earshot of the artist.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

Photo via Twitter / David Liebe Hart

by Jared Holt June 30, 2015 at 12:45 pm 0

Audiophiles who crave the warm sound of vinyl records with their coffee at Songbyrd Record Cafe have a new place to roost during the evening.

Songbyrd’s new bar and restaurant, Songbyrd Music House, located adjacent to the cafe at 2477 18th St. NW, opens tonight at 5 p.m.

The new bar will feature an exposed brick wall, wood paneling and a long bar that stretches through much of the space.

The Music House will be open until midnight on weekdays and 2 a.m. on weekends. Like the cafe, the bar will be closed on Monday.

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