If you like the 9:30 Club, you'll love this
As someone who has seen hundreds of live shows, I can tell you that the 9:30 Club is one of my all-time favorite places to see live music.
Most bands who've played the Washington club will say the same thing. It has an outstanding sound system, great sight lines and one of the widest-ranging concert lineups of any club you'll find.
This year, the 9:30 Club turned 30, and to commemorate the occasion, Washington Post writer (and former music critic) J. Freedom du Lac put together a fascinating multimedia package chronicling the club's 30-year history, from its inception to the move to its current digs ...
They spoke with club founder Dody DiSanto, current co-owner Seth Hurwitz (pictured), as well as a ton of local and national bands, from Fugazi front man Ian MacKaye to Dave Grohl.
Du Lac has all the dirty little details, including the rat infestation and general stank of the early club to the hot tub parlor around the corner where concertgoers would make waves with their hook ups. Instead of a traditional story, it's a collection of quotes and video clips, and is definitely worth a look.
(Baltimore Sun archive photo)