August 16, 2012

it's a city full of animals, a city full of theives
a city full of lovers trying hard to make believe

William Eggleston


For a while now, the new Chuck Prophet release Temple Beautiful has been on heavy rotation here at Dust Congress HQ. Since DC House Poet klipschutz co-wrote the songs, we thought to showcase the disc, raise some money for a worthy cause and hand out some prizes...

Tickets: $2 (or more) US apiece (enter as many times as you want)
ALL contest entry fees will be donated to the American Heart Association (Paypal’s rake-off and mailing costs will be absorbed by Dust Congress.)

1st Prize: Autographed Temple Beautiful (Vinyl LP version)
and 7” single of “I Call Your Name”

2nd Prize: Music by Dust Congress approved D.C. bands including The Caribbean (PopMatters named their album, Discontinued Perfume, best indie-pop record of 2011), The Cut Ups and Plums

3rd Prize: A copy of ALL ROADS...But This One signed by all four authors

Enter by making a Paypal payment to Include name, email address and full mailing address (outside of U.S. okay too).

On Friday September 14, 2012, a drawing will be held, with names in a hat – videotaped and put up on Youtube – to select the prize winners. Please direct any questions to


“...overstuffed with songs worthy of repeat listens.” - David Malitz, The Washington Post

“Not since Lou Reed paid homage to the city and era that forged him with New York has there been a song cycle dedicated to a place and reality that offers the core immediacy with the thump, churn and ferocity of Chuck Prophet’s Temple Beautiful.” - Paste

“On one hand, it’s raw and stripped down, but on the other it’s expertly crafted – the sound of streets thousands of miles away brought into your living room, with all the lives that traverse along them.” - BBC

Other review: NPR

Videos: White Night, Big City, The Left Hand and the Right Hand

And: a short film about the making of Temple Beautiful


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I once played guitar in a short-lived band named Trophy Winner.

Sherwood Anderson

11:08 AM  

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