More like exercist stairs, am I right?
We proposed another Music From Big Chair session to the Portland-based punky-folk rockers The Ascetic Junkies, but the band had another locale in mind: Georgetown’s famed exorcist stairs, so-called because of the scene in the 1973 horror flick The Exorcist. If you’re from the area, you’ve definitely seen it, 70′s film effects and all; Georgetown hosts a showing every Halloween in Gaston Hall. But in recent years the stairs have been better known for the quad-burning workout they offer (we caught some of these dedicated athletes in the video – thanks folks!)The charming Ascetic Junkies wooed runners and passerby alike with two jangly tunes, which you can check out below. And they were quite impressed with the DC contingency, many of whom actually understood the band’s name. Real nerdy, Georgetown!