Posts Tagged ‘Nightclub 9:30’

Photos: Babe City Records Anniversary at 9:30 Club

Babe City Records Anniversary Party, August 22rd at the 9:30 Club.
More photos here.  © 2015 Matt Dunn

Alt-Country Chanteuse Lydia Loveless Has No Guilty Pleasures

Alt-country singer-songwriter Lydia Loveless grew up on a farm in rural Cushocton, Ohio, playing in bands with her two older sisters and her dad. Though her voice has the ageless authority of Neko Case or Patsy Cline, and her songs suggest a lifetime of romantic disappointment, sexual frustration, and poor choices, she's only 23 years [...]

“America Is Getting a Huge Civics Lesson”: Talking “Capitalism” with Henry Rollins

Renaissance man Henry Rollins is a musician, author, actor, and TV and radio host, but his first, best destiny is as a stage storyteller, a calling he's followed for nearly three decades. Like everything else in America, his two-to-three-hour monologues have become increasingly political since the presidency of George W. Bush. As he did in [...]

Indie Movie House on V Street NW? Not So Fast!

Calm down, people: It's not yet clear whether a movie theater is coming to 8th and V streets NW.
According to information released by the developer JBG, plans for the old Atlantic Plumbing Supply building near the 9:30 Club will consist of two mixed-use residential and commercial buildings, one smaller six-story building, and one larger 10-story [...]

The Night the Slickee Boys Taught Me a Thing or Two

The short version of this piece is:  Go see the Slickee Boys and The Factory reunite this weekend. If D.C.'s musical history matters to you, they'll put some things in perspective.
The long version is this: The first and only show I saw at the old 9:30 Club was the second-to-last one ever held there (I [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 15

D.C.'s cultural chasm certainly was not devoid of noise this week. But the mighty Far Out vs. Hot Dang does not necessarily care about the loudest noises. Whispers, farts, thuds, hisses, barks, kisses, moans—it all matters.

“SELF’s message that small steps can add up to major change really resonates with the power base here in D.C.”
"I [...]

Another Sellout at the 9:30 Club, Now 30

The press list for the perennially top-selling 9:30 Club's star-studded 30th anniversary show Monday night was too "tight" for even Arts Desk. Luckily, YouTube was all over it: see Dave Grohl with Scream, Teo Leo, the Fleshtones, the Pietasters.
"If these bands didn't like this place, they wouldn't show up," noted host Henry Rollins. "It is the holiday. Many of them [...]