It's been a remarkable year already. First came the snowpocalypse in February, and now we have DC's own 9:30 Club's AMAZING line up for the 30th anniversary to end all anniversaries- this MONDAY May 31. Here's the line up according to the 9:30 Club's latest press release:
Tiny Desk Unit – the first band to play at the original 9:30 Club. Its keyboard player is
no stranger to the new club. It’s Bob Boilen, of NPR – the guy that broadcasts All
Songs Considered shows from the 9:30 Club for the entire world to hear.
The Fleshtones – these CBGB grads were the very first band then-independent
promoter Seth Hurwitz booked at the 9:30 Club, back when Carter was in office. Since
then, Seth and partner Rich Heinecke bought the Club, Jimmy went on to start Habitat
for Humanity and the Fleshtones have been doing what they do: recording and rocking
out on the road.
Tommy Keene – A Bethesda native, who played the original 9:30 Club with
Razz before launching a successful solo career, known for being one of the most
critically acclaimed authentic power pop acts.
The Slickee Boys – the punk-psychedelic punk rock band holds the all-time record of
most times playing the 9:30 Club with 79 appearances. Monday will be number 80!
The Psychedelic Furs – the very first “Big Act” booked at the 9:30 Club, the English
rock band was one of the most successful acts spawned from the punk and new wave
Marti Jones & Don Dixon - back when radio “broke” artists, D.C.’s alternative station
WHFS catapulted this duo to fame, and they packed the Club with fans eager to hear
hits like “Praying Mantis”.
Clutch - This Germantown, Md,, -based, internationally-traveling metal funk band cut its
teeth at the 9:30 Club, and returns every year to sold out houses. The band just
released a two-disc DVD, “Clutch Live at the 9:30 Club”, with material going back as far
Trouble Funk - one of the best live bands ever gave the 9:30 Club patrons their first
taste of DC’s Go-Go sound. Like they say, once you go Go-Go, you never go back.
The Evens – A duo of Amy Farina and partner Ian MacKaye. While known around the
world as the front man of Minor Threat and Fugazi, and a bastion of rock integrity in
the music industry, he’s always been “just Ian” at the 9:30 Club.
Justin Jones – represents the future of the 9:30 Club, with his soul-filled Americana
sound, Justin has opened the club a dozen times for acts like ZZ Top, Loretta Lynn and
Sheryl Crow. His next CD will be the 1st release on the 9:30 Club record label later
The Pietasters - they met at Virginia Tech, horns in hand 20 years ago – and the soul
ska band still comes back home to the 9:30 Club, playing to full houses every time.
Ted Leo – though he was born in Indiana and grew up in Jersey, Washington, D.C. and
the 9:30 Club are running through the veins of this indie rock doc and his current band
The Pharmacists. Ted played the club regularly as a member of local faves Chisel in
the early-mid 1990s.
Bob Mould - in all his incarnations, starting with influential hardcore punk pioneers
Hüsker Dü, Bob has always considered the 9:30 Club his home. In other worlds,
getting the blowoff is a bad thing. But thanks to Bob Mould, it’s a D.C. favorite. Bob,
who lived in D.C. for years, takes his Blowoff dance party to the 9:30 Club every month,
and now he takes that show on the road.
Henry Rollins presides as host. Please note- this show is free and open to the public, but tickets are available on a very limited basis. Here's the scoop:
Members of the 9:30 Club Forum (the club’s no-holds-barred online discussion group),
subscribers to Volume, the 9:30 Club’s print newsletter and subscribers to the 9:30
Club’s email list will receive the first opportunity to secure tickets by lottery. A very
limited number of tickets will be available at the door on show day, first come, first