So, when I moved to D.C. I was told about this genre of music called Go-Go. Since I do appreciate all types of music, I knew a little something about the Go-Go. Really, all I knew was Chuck Brown, and it pretty much stopped there. I definitely gave it a chance, but I didn’t hear it enough and wasn’t into it.
Then I met Kevin– my fiancé, and he gave me a new perspective on Go-Go. He told me it isn’t just a type of music, it is a lifestyle, it is emotion and innovation. He, as a D.C. native, of course, said other positive words about his hometown’s music. Go-Go by definition, is basically a subgenre associated with funk, that originated in Washington D.C.
Kevin introduced me to The Junkyard Band, Backyard Band, E.U. (Experience Unlimited), and UCB.
When I really listen to these bands, I start to feel happy and the need to dance and to just have a good time! From what I hear, that’s how it’s supposed to make you feel. I even have a favorite band now– The Black Alley Band. They have a way of infusing Go-Go with other forms of music, which I can appreciate. They are just hands down AWESOME!
I recently got to watch them live while Downtown. Since my videos were poorly recorded because I tried to sing, (sigh, I’m sorry), I included some of their actual videos below. I have a few old schools as well.
After you listen, I’m sure you will be come a fan.
Get on up and enjoy, The Go-Go.