This is gonna be a weekly feature where we chat about rooms and/or our periods over coffee. It's not a date, it's just room chat! (I'm gonna try and make that pitch sound even lamer in future installments)
*Update* Lance Smith is ready to put an end to all of the lies that he is currently spreading about himself. The Sunday night open mic at the Bistro Europa ISN"T finished just yet. There will be two more shows on Feb 24th and Mar 9th before the restaurant gets the ax.
Also, John Conroy wrote us with a hot tip on a possible Friday night room in Bethesda for anyone looking to start a show.
From John: The name of the Restaurant is Parkers American Bistro. I've done 2 shows there before on Friday nights. usually the dinner crowd is done by 9:30 or at the latest 10:00 and that's when the show could begin. There isn't a stage, but it sets up fairly well, there are plenty of tables and chairs in the front section and the bar is all the way in the back. I'd say it's twice the size of Ike's. They have a sound system, that I can show someone to setup easily, but there is no mic stand. I'm sure at the very least they'd be willing to do it monthly and if it's successful weekly or bi-weekly. I recommend going by in person to whoever is interested and I'd be happy to go in with them to help grease the wheels. If there are any other specifics you need to know just let me know. Jon Mumma, Justin Schlegel, Will Hessler, Jermaine, Brandon Ivey, and Tony have all done shows there with me before so they might have some thoughts on how it could be a better room or show too.
If you're interested in learning more you can contact John or us and we'll point you in the right direction.
If you have any leads or ideas for a great show location, leave it in the comments or send us an email.
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