Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Tullers: The communist cell in Alexandria and the Murders that Shocked Washington

On October 17, 1972, Charles Tuller turned in his resignation from his middle management job at the Department of Commerce. He would go on a leave of absence until the resignation became official on November 4. Tuller cited his diabetes … Continue reading

Posted in Alexandria, arlington, arlington trust, bank robbery, bryce tuller, charles tuller, communist, crystal city, crystal plaza, hijacking, houston, jonathan tuller | 3 Comments

Blitzkrieg Bop in Bailey’s Crossroads: Louie’s Rock City and the Birth of Punk in DC

In June 1975, Hawaiian restaurateur Johnny Kao rented the former site of Giant Food at at 3501 S. Jefferson St. in Bailey’s Crossroads and turned it into a Las Vegas styled lounge called the Royal Hawaiian Supper Club. The club … Continue reading

Posted in Bailey's Crossroads, black flag, fugazi, henry rollins, ian mackaye, louie's rock city, minor threat, punk, ramones, royal hawaiian supper club | 11 Comments