Posts Tagged ‘Rock & Roll Hotel’

Arts Roundup: 48 Hours on the Mall Edition

Plus: Rock & Roll Hotel is hosting a benefit for Paris terror attack victims.

Photos of the Dillinger Escape Plan at the Rock & Roll Hotel

I consider it a win to come away from a DEP show without anything more than minor injuries.

Photos: Kvelertak @ Rock & Roll Hotel

Some metal bands play consistently great live shows simply by virtue of their music's relative simplicity. Unlike the kind of metal that relies on technical complexity and mathematical precision, the straightforward brand of stuff that Kvelertak plays really just comes down to big, catchy riffs. With these guys there's just not a lot of nuance [...]

Rock & Roll Hotel Building For Sale

The building that houses Rock & Roll Hotel at 1353 H St. NE is on the market for $3 million, according to a listing on But the club doesn't plan to vacate anytime soon.
The property is owned by a family that bought the property in the 1980s; Rock & Roll Hotel owner Joe Englert does [...]

Photos: The North Country @ Rock & Roll Hotel

Last Friday night, a trio of folky D.C. bands played to a decently large and enthusiastic crowd at Rock & Roll Hotel, headlined by The North Country. Pree and Ballad've rounded out the bill with avant-folk and bluegrass sets, respectively. A pleasant surprise was the cameo by cellist Daniel Frankh, who guested with both [...]

BMI Sues Rock & Roll Hotel for Copyright Infringement

Music rights organization BMI, on behalf of 16 copyright holders, has filed a civil suit against the Rock & Roll Hotel and its owner, Joe Englert, for alleged copyright infringement.
The lawsuit, filed yesterday in D.C.'s U.S. District Court, alleges that the Rock & Roll Hotel violated 12 copyrights by playing pop music in the club without [...]

Arts Roundup: Whatever That Means Edition

First Run: Opus, the new on-demand printing machine at Politics & Prose, made its debut Wednesday, reports John Wilwol on Arts Post. While giving a demonstration, the co-founder of the company that made the machine called it a victory for literary locavorism. “It’s print local, read local,” Thor Sigvaldason said. “There’s something to small things [...]

Great Beats and Greasy Eats Highlight Sunday’s Moombacon Massive

Despite the name, Sunday night's "Moombacon Massive" party at Rock & Roll Hotel isn't celebrating Dave Nada's bass-quaking microgenre moombahton. In balancing gluttony, absurdity, and gargantuan Baltimore club beats in an unlikely manner, it's possibly the most ridiculous event of D.C.'s Labor Day Weekend.
"Yeah, we're going to have a few catering trays filled with free bacon [...]

Gang Gang Dance Throws Down the Infinity Gauntlet

Gang Gang Dance has an affinity for infinity, an immediately aspect of the New York band's latest album, Eye Contact. Three of the 10 tracks are identified with infinity signs—they're segues that announce each theme and mood of the album.
The band, which performs tonight at Rock & Roll Hotel, took the idea of infinity [...]

Photos: Surfer Blood @ Rock & Roll Hotel

The youthful exuberance and the huge guitar sound of Surfer Blood took over the main floor of the Rock & Roll Hotel last night. Lead singer John Paul Pitts did all he could to ensure there was no boundary between band and audience on what was his 24th birthday. He left the stage more than [...]