If you’ve ever spent a sleepless night wondering what Weezer, Green Day, Foo Fighters, Bob Dylan, GWAR, The Smashing Pumpkins and Courtney Love have in common, wonder no more. All of these bands and hundreds more have played D.C.’s 930 Club, one of the premier music venues in the country. In fact, this week, Rolling Stone rated it as, “The Best Big Room in America.” This is a huge achievement for them. See below for an excerpt from the RS article:
After opening in 1980 in an out-of-the-way part of town, the 9:30 became ground zero for D.C.’s Reagan-era hardcore scene – local teenager Dave Grohl saw hundreds of bands there. The club snagged every name in new wave, punk and alt-rock, including R.E.M., Nirvana and Green Day, before moving on to more mainstream stuff like Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan. Since moving to a larger location in 1996, playing the 1,200-capacity club has remained a rite of passage for indie acts on the rise…Read the whole article: here
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