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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.

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