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November 21, 2007

9:30 Club wins big

This might not come as a surprise if you've seen a show there, but the 9:30 Club just won Billboard's 2007 Top Club award.

Great sound, great sight lines.

My only complaint with the club is the ferocious security staff.

Otherwise, I'll agree with Billboard 100 percent on this one.

(Karl Merton Ferron/Sun Photographer) 



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Posted by Sam Sessa at 2:22 PM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


The 9:30 Club is the top club? What is this world coming to? It has no aura, no personality (unless you consider bland a personality), no parking, almost no seating spaces, and lousy acoustics. Any empty warehouse with new lights and a pumping sound system would be better. I guess with The Marble Bar, Hammerjacks, DC Space, The Hour Haus, Max's On Broadway, The Psychedelly, The Cellar Door, and the original REAL 9:30 Club all just a memory the new 9:30 Club climbs to the top of the heap. Cheers to the old smokey venues that felt like a club, instead of like a hastily constructed airplane hangar...

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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