As the District’s younger crowd gravitates toward “bounce beat,” old-school fans stick to the genre’s roots.
Drummer Mark Block, right, sings during a rehearsal with bounce beat band TCB, short for "Taking Care of Business." Go-go, which originated in the District, has a generation gap. On one side are the old-school musicians and their loyal fans, protective of the loping grooves and cool melodies that put a spell on Washington in the '80s. On the other side are their kids, still drawn to the percussive magic of live music but eager to turn go-go's established rhythms inside out. Astrid Riecken/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST Buy Photo