The East Coast needs more 9:30 Clubs. The Washington live music staple has incredible sound and barely a bad spot to stand and watch. Heavyweight promotion machine I.M.P. books acts like James Brown in the place, which has a 1,200 capacity.
Where // 815 V St. N.W., Washington
Call // 202-393-0930
Website // 930.com
Notable // The club has two levels, an elevated stage and a few bars. You can also order bar food there.
Vibe // Intimate. Even when you stand in the far back row, you don't feel that removed.
What to wear // Depends on the show. When Billy Idol comes through, you'd better be in a jean jacket. Fans of Super Diamond: The Neil Diamond Experience might don something a little different.
Crowd // Since the club allows all ages, you could see a grandmom with her daugher and granddaughter in tow.
Music // Coming concerts include Story of the Year, Lifehouse, RJD2, Big Head Todd and the Monsters and Slightly Stoopid.
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