It’s another photo-heavy edition of The PopCulteer this week, as your PopCulteer uses the visual medium to relate his trip to Washington DC last weekend. Also, we bring you some video from one of the area’s newest weekly jam sessions…with a caveat.
Last weekend Melanie Larch are I made the trek to our nation’s capitol to see The Steppenwolf Theater production of “Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf” at Arena Stage.
It was a spectacular production, staring Tony-nominated Amy Morton and Tony and Pulitzer winner Tracy Letts. We had a blast, and it was my first time in DC, so the whole experience was new to me.
What follows is the photographic travelogue. Enjoy!
PS: Some of the details in the captions might be a bit fuzzy. This week’s PopCulteer is being written under the influence of allergy meds after some unexpected exposure to tobacco Thursday night.
That’s my quick photo essay on my first trip to Washington DC. I hope it’s just the first of many.
Acoustic Jam At The Pour House
Something really cool is that The Pour House, in Dunbar, has started hosting an acoustic jam on Thursday night, hosted by our friend and RFC fave, Johnny “Hurricane” Compton. We went to check it out just last night, and the good news is that it’s a great showcase for local musicians like Johnny, Sierra Ferrell, Mike Selbe, HoboClay Schwarz and others.
The bad news is that The Pour House apparently does not observe Kanawha County’s smoking ban, and Melanie and I are quite sick from the smoke. I have serious respiratory issues, and being around smoke for more than a few minutes is too much for me to bear. If there are typos in this week’s PopCulteer, I blame it on the fact that I can’t really focus my eyes right now.
I notice that, even though there was fantastic music, there wasn’t much of a crowd. Maybe The Pour House could lure some more patrons if they enforced the county’s health rules.
It’s a great scene, and I hope to hear that they start enforcing the smoking ban so I can go back. If you can tolerate carcinogen-bearing smoky air, you should check it out. I’m posting a couple of clips from last night below so you can see what’s going down.
It’s a great stage and a fun place to shoot. I hope they snuff out cigs so I can return someday. I’ll keep you posted and plug the hell out of the place if they clear the air.
Thats it for this week’s PopCulteer. Chcck PopCult all week long for our regular features.