The Library of Congress is hosting a talk by local music researcher Jay Bruder entitled "East Coast Connections: The birth of the independent record industry in Washington, DC after World War II." Mr. Bruder will talk about the genesis of the local indie record industry, and how a small group of entrepreneurs helped lay the foundation for a revolution in popular music that swept the country in the early 1950s.
Logistics: meet me btw 5:45 & 6:00 pm kitty-corner to the Capitol South Metro station (B/O Lines) at the rear entrance to the James Madison Bldg (1st & C sts, SE). We'll proceed to the Capitol Lounge, 231 Pennsylvania Ave, SE, for happy hour for 30 - 40 mins. If you want to go straight to the talk, it's in the Performing Arts Reading Room, LM 113 (Green Core of the Madison Bldg), http://www.loc.gov/rr/perform/. Heads up: you have to go thru security, so leave anything metal that will arouse the curiosity of the Capitol Police at home