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Typhoon Makes Everyone Feel Better at the 9:30 Club

Josh Rosenblum | Posted 03.22.2014 | DC
Josh Rosenblum

This past Wednesday at the 9:30 Club, something happened that may not transpire again until the next time Typhoon comes back through town: from a vant...

Remembering My Top 200 Concerts of the Year (So Far)

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 11.16.2013 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

I couldn't have been more nervous for show No. 189 (Spiritualized). It wasn't a date. Actually, I was by myself.

LOOK: People Have Fake Sex On Stage

Posted 06.14.2013 | DC

If you're the kind of person that's comfortable going on stage with nothing but a healthy attitude towards sexual relations and the bravado to prove y...

WIN TICKETS! Sound Bites At 9:30 Club

Posted 05.17.2013 | DC

We love live music. We love food. We love the annual live music and food benefit for D.C. Central Kitchen at the 9:30 Club. We want you to go. The...

Best Music Venues, According To Rolling Stone

Posted 04.26.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If you want to see the President of the United States or the band The Presidents Of The United States Of America or your favorite tourin...

On the Culture Front: Ben Howard, Punch Brothers, Belleville, The Flick and more

Chris Kompanek | Posted 03.26.2013 | New York
Chris Kompanek

It's been a packed month of culture. I finally made it down to the Barclays Center for Mumford and Sons, and the weekend before I caught one of my favorite bluegrass-based acts, The Punch Brothers.

A Very Ke$ha Inauguration

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 03.24.2013 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

Dance we did to pop chart behemoths like "Your Love Is My Drug" -- a sensible dedication to President Obama, as we were all riding a high on giddiness fueled, in large part, by our personal admiration for our Commander-in-Chief.

Want To See Every 9:30 Club Show In 2013?

Posted 12.18.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- How do you afford your rock-and-roll lifestyle? Can you afford your rock-and-roll lifestyle? Maybe. Maybe your rock-and-roll lifesty...

How to Succeed in Concertgoing by Really Trying: My 24 Hours With The Hold Steady, Beach House and OFF!

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 12.19.2012 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

It was all over: four shows in 24 hours. There's a lot to experience in our city. If you don't mind temporary exhaustion you just might be able to do it all.

LOOK: Virgin FreeFest Rocks Merriweather Post Pavilion

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 10.08.2012 | DC

COLUMBIA, Md. -- Two of the biggest acts in music headlined the 2012 edition of the Virgin FreeFest at Merriweather Post Pavilion this weekend. One pe...

The Gossip At 9:30 Club: HuffPost DC Top 5 For September 24

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 09.24.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 1. The Gossip At 9:30 Club Get down on a Monday night. Beth Ditto is one of the most captivating singers in rock an...

Amanda Palmer At 9:30 Club: HuffPost DC Top 5 For September 12

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 09.12.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 1. Amanda Palmer At 9:30 Club Her music may not be everyone's cup of tea, but Palmer knows how to put on a capti...

Concert Whereabouts (Sept. 10 - Sept. 16)

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 11.10.2012 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

This weekend will not be devoted to live music, but rather celebrating the nuptials of my dear friends Mary Beth and Cristine. This is noteworthy, because the inability to go to shows on Friday and Saturday has turned my world on its ear.

The Brian Jonestown Massacre At 9:30 Club: HuffPost DC Top 5 For August 22

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 08.22.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22 1. The Brian Jonestown Massacre At 9:30 Club Most people know the band from the documentary "Dig!" -- frontman Anto...

Concert Whereabouts (July 23 - July 29)

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 09.22.2012 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

It certainly would appear that under no circumstances does my week of concerts end the way it begins. Those in attendance on Monday and Sunday nights will likely have little in common by way of musical taste.

Concert Whereabouts (July 16 - July 22)

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 09.15.2012 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

Serving as a purveyor of the age-old adage of forgoing that which isn't nice in favor of nothing at all, you will not find a single word about the biggest shows in the D.C. area this week.

Concert Whereabouts (Jun. 25 - Jun. 29)

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 08.25.2012 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

As MMOTHS, Jack Colleran creates sonic dreamscapes so ominous and haunting that one could spend entire songs wondering if in fact it's a nightmare.

LOOK: Air Guitar Contest Rocks 9:30 Club

The Huffington Post | Eliza LaJoie | Posted 06.25.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The 9:30 Club looked much as it does for most other shows on Saturday night -- crowded with excited fans pumping their fists and che...

Concert Whereabouts (June 11 - June 17)

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 08.11.2012 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

Since we don't get to bring people back from the dead, the Beach Boys' roster isn't perfect, but like with so many things, we take what we can get. And seeing the remaining members play together again is just about the best we can get.

Concert Whereabouts (June 4 - June 10)

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 08.04.2012 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

I end my week how it begins, with singers small in stature, but big in both range and personality.

Reggie Watts At 9:30 Club: HuffPost DC Top 5 For May 21, 2012

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 05.21.2012 | DC

TOP 5 PICKS FOR MONDAY, MAY 21 1. Reggie Watts at 9:30 Club The comedian just released his newest album/DVD, recorded live in Central Park. He doe...

Concert Whereabouts (May 14 - May 20)

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 07.15.2012 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

Joshua Tillman takes everything he learned from being in Fleet Foxes and makes it a whole lot less boring. As Father John Misty, Tillman doesn't stray far from what made his band so popular, but picks up the pace just enough.

Concert Whereabouts (May 7 - May 13)

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 07.07.2012 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

Hurry Up, We're Dreaming may not be Anthony Gonzalez's strongest effort, but M83 is where they belong in D.C. -- at the 9:30 Club. There will be a guaranteed dance party on Saturday. In fact, there will be two of them.

Concert Whereabouts (Apr. 30 - May 6)

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 06.30.2012 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

Marilyn Manson will likely not be the strangest show of the week. These acts run the gamut from the incredibly beautiful to the slightly bizarre. There will be voices and sounds on display that might even have a touch of both.

Concert Whereabouts (Apr. 23 - Apr 29)

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 06.23.2012 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

They come from all around the globe to play in D.C. this week. There are those who are returning to a place they once called home, newcomers selling out this city's best club, and smaller shows. If you have a ticket, you can hear it all.