Rolling Stone Names 9:30 Club 'Most Welcoming Venue' In U.S. | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Rolling Stone Names 9:30 Club 'Most Welcoming Venue' In U.S.

Play associated audio

The District's music and arts scene often gets a bad rap. Bands touring the east coast sometimes skip over the D.C., thinking Washingtonians are all a bunch of stuffed suits that only care about politics. But bands should think twice about skipping the nation's capital next time.

According to Rolling Stone, some big named bands and music industry folks actually think D.C.'s iconic 9:30 Club is the most welcoming and hip large venue in the nation. It's recently attracted acts like Ke$ha, the Black Crowes and indie rockers the Cold War Kids.

The honor of being named number one in the nation could give the 9:30 Club a leg up in the battle to be number one amongst D.C. music fans. San Francisco's Fillmore was named number two on the Rolling Stone list, and it's owner Live Nation, is trying to edge in on the Washington area market with its relatively new Fillmore in Silver Spring, Md., which didn't even make the list.

Other venues, like the Black Cat and Rock N Roll Hotel, aren't sitting this battle out though, which means the caliber of bands visiting D.C. can only be expected to improve.


Desperate To Speak: How Emily Blunt Found Her Voice

The actress stars in the new film Into The Woods, in theaters Thursday. On screen she's a natural. But as a kid, she had a stutter so severe she could hardly say her own name.

A History Lesson On The Philippines, Stuffed In A Christmas Chicken

Rellenong manok is a deboned chicken filled with a jumble of ingredients. If it seems hard to pin down how this dish got all its fillings, it's because of the complexity of the Philippines' culture.

GOP Sens. Rubio, Paul Square Off Over Cuba Policy Shift

Rubio, appearing on ABC's This Week, lashed out at Paul, who has expressed support for opening trade with the island nation after a decades-long embargo.

Obama Calls North Korean Hack 'Cybervandalism'

On CNN's State of the Union, the president expanded on earlier remarks he made criticizing a decision by Sony Pictures to pull distribution of The Interview.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.