Go-Go Returns to U Street
1115 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009
This event is 18 and over
Backyard has had a tremendous impact on the go-go world ever since they came on the scene in 1991. Like the bands before them they started out with amateur equipment and little money. In their early years they hit us with songs like the famous '91 Dope Jam and I Got Five On It. Backyard began a new style of go-go where they would take popular rap songs and hook them up with a phat go-go beat. This new style is what most young bands use today
The Dope Jam became an annual thing of the '90s. Every year from 1993 until the present Backyard fans anxiously await the new Dope Jam every year. In '93 it was Killas in Da Park, '96 – It's 1996! (Kill em All), '97 – Drop Da Unibomba, '98 – Tear Da Club Up!
Footwerk, an Indie-Pop band vocally led by 'friend-zoned' power couple Kyle and Melissa. Empowered by the DIY mentality, calling their high energy live shows 'one night stands' and having 'no strings attached' relationships with fans have put the cult in pop culture!
Go-go is the unmistakable sound of Washington, D.C. The homegrown genre, known for its relentless rhythm, used to be a mainstay in the city, particularly throughout the bustling U Street corridor. While go-go's presence in the nation's capital has waned in recent years, we're committed to making it feel like home again on U Street with our Go-Go Returns to U Street series.
No photo/video allowed. Advance ticket sales end one hour before doors.