Jess Glynne's recent performance at the 9:30 Club in Washington was filmed for "Live at 9:30." The venue is producing the new variety show, set to debut in April, for public television.
Jess Glynne's recent performance at the 9:30 Club in Washington was filmed for "Live at 9:30." The venue is producing the new variety show, set to debut in April, for public television. (Live at 9:30)

In April, Washington's 9:30 Club — one of the most celebrated music venues in the country — will bring its take on a modern music variety show to public television for "Live at 9:30," the venue announced in a release.

The first season, to be broadcast on PBS and online, will consist of 12 one-hour episodes. Each show will include performances, interviews, short films and comedy bits, the release said.

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Performers will include Garbage, The Arcs, Tove Lo, Ibeyi, El Vy, MisterWives, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Frank Turner, MS MR, Cold War Kids, Youth Lagoon and Jess Glynne.

The show will also have contributing hosts, including Henry Rollins, Jill Kargman (creator and star of Bravo's "Odd Mom Out"), NPR music host Bob Boilen, and comedians Hannibal Buress and Ralphie May.

The 9:30 Club, which recently celebrated its 35th anniversary with a new history book, is often recognized by national publications as one of the country's best places to see live music.

Trade publications like Pollstar and Billboard have recognized the 1,200-capacity space as the country's top club. In 2013, Rolling Stone polled insiders and musicians on the best venues in the country, and 9:30 Club took top prize. A year later, Billboard named the independently run venue the third-most popular club in the U.S., with nearly 269,000 in annual attendance.

PBS affiliates still have to determine the exact date and time of the first episode. Episodes will be broadcast online at liveat930.com, as well.

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