Friday 04/03
$15.00 / $20.00
J Boog is a man of many influences. The singer of Samoan descent was born in Long Beach and raised in Compton, California. Growing up in the rough streets of Compton, the strong sense of tradition and culture that J Boog absorbed from his family was instrumental in his path to stay off the streets and begin a successful music career. At the age of four, after hearing his older sister playing the piano, he developed an interest and started watching her and learning about music. Soon, J was singing along to the notes & melodies he heard his sister play. A while later, she brought home a Bob Marley song book. Even at this young age, J knew Bob's name and his music. Upon hearing his sister begin to play, something clicked inside J. He hasn't been the same since. The first time J Boog performed in front of an audience, he was nine years old. It was a large family reunion at a church and there were about 200 people present. J's mother and sister insisted for him to sing Whitney Houston's "One Moment In Time" and J obliged them. Though he was nervous, it went quite well. J Boog's music career became serious in 2005, when a couple of brothers from his neighborhood brought him to one of J's favorite artists, George "Fiji" Veikoso". The two began working together immediately and J ended up moving to Hawaii in 2006 to continue developing his craft. After releasing his debut album "Hear Me Roar" in 2007, he joined the musical family Wash House Music Inc, a record label based in Hawaii and San Francisco. A year later, in 2008, J Boog met Gramps Morgan of Morgan Heritage and there was an instant chemistry. Gramps was keen on working with J, and set out to make a way. Shortly after, Gramps, J Boog and other Wash House family members were in Jamaica recording in such prestigious places as Bob Marley's "Tuff Gong" Studio, Don Corleone's "Hit Maker", Bobby Digital's "Digital B", Shaggy's "Big Yard", Sugar Minott's "Youth Man Promotion" and more. The results are apparent when listening to Boog's new music. It is authentic Island Music and genuine Jamaican reggae at the same time. Truly a new and exciting combination. There is a natural theme to Boog's writing: love. It recurs throughout his work and never once seems contrived. When you listen, you will feel he truly knows matters of the heart. These days Boog is either in a studio, on a stage or catching a flight. Radio interviews have become a daily thing and it's a little overwhelming for the young artist, though he has been smart enough to keep his humility. He has a great sense of humor and an even better sense of reality. He can be overheard saying how blessed he is on a daily basis. It's easy to see why J Boog has been winning over fans when you meet him. He has the right spirit and attitude to carry him to the next level. His new album, "Backyard Boogie" is slated for release September 27th 2011 and features Tarrus Riley, Jacob Hemphill (of SOJA), Peetah Morgan (of Morgan Heritage), Fiji and others. Leading up to the release of his official new album, J Boog released the "J Boog EP" on June 14th 2011 via Wash House Hawaii/EMPIRE Distribution. The EP featured five brand new songs, along with three previously released songs, including his smash hits "Let's Do It Again" and "So Far Gone"
 BYT Presents: Spirited Republic - A National Archives Museum After Hours!
Saturday 04/18
BYT Presents: Spirited Republic - A National Archives Museum After Hours! @ The National Archives
$50 / $60
An exclusive tourist-free party-time all-access takeover! Featuring the new exhibit: Spirited Republic: Alcohol in American History Plus open bars, including beer and specialty cocktails by: Jack Rose Dining Saloon / The Partisan / Mockingbird Hill Daikaya / PX / Founding Farmers / Bourbon Steak 2 birds 1 stone / barmini by José Andrés Tickets / More Info: ~~~ Featuring hot jamz from: DJ Ian Svenonius (Nation of Ulysses / / The Make-Up / Sassiest Boy In America / Chain & The Gang) +PLUS+ The Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and the Bill of Rights y'all! Jonny Grave (Washington DC / Kennedy Center) DJ Adrian Loving (Axel F / Obama's DJ) Daniel Knox (Chicago / "has a cult following that includes David Lynch and Jarvis Cocker" -Vanity Fair) Live comedy commentary of the awful National Treasure movie! Spirited Republic-themed TED-style talks curated by Derek Brown! Book Talk /Signing with Brian Abrams, Author of Party Like a President The Haiku Guys (NYC) More infotainment than you can shake a stick at (no sticks allowed in the building) We'll have some small bites too, including: Pork bao buns by Erik Bruner Yang of Maketto (while supplies last) Bites from Chef Barry Koslow of Pinea, the W Washington DC's Mediterranean-inspired restaurant (while supplies last) Lemon Doberge Cake Balls with VIP (Vodka Infused Pineapple) Martinis from Del Frisco's (while supplies last) Mini muffins from Uprising Muffin Company (while supplies last) +PLUS+ Photobooths! Scavenger Hunt! 20% off at the gift shop all night! More surprises and details TBA! ~ Croosh Deets April 18th, 8pm - 12am The National Archives Museum Constitution Ave between 7th & 9th St NW Discount Advance Price $50 Day of $60 We expect to sell out No tickets will be sold at the door This is a 21+ event RSVP HERE: As always, there is no dress code, but we recommend staying on theme: Ben Franklin bifocals / Bill of So-Rights-Its-Wrongs / Founding Mothers / Nerdy Archivists Eliot Ness / Al Capone / Nucky Thompson / Jimmy Darmody / Chalky White Nicolas Cage Everything / Invisible-ink Map / Old Paper / Old Papyrus Tuxedo (unisex) / Ian Svenonius (unisex) / Jon Voight (unisex) ~ Our friends: Tanqueray / Budweiser / Heineken ~ Brought to you by: BYT Productions & National Archives Foundation ~ Stay informed: ~ Part of the proceeds from this event will go to support the National Archives Foundation