I'm not saying this is a good thing (in fact, it's pretty damn depressing), but I can say that I haven't missed out on the opportunity to rock out. Because there are dozens of great concert spaces within the district, hosting names both big and small, there's little need to go very far to satisfy your musical cravings.
Rather than draw you an exhaustive map (you can work the Google on your own), I thought I'd share just a few of my favorites - they're sure to become yours too!
|Mike Doughty at the 9:30 Club |
in November 2011.
My first 9:30 concert, more than a decade ago, was Good Charlotte. "Walking on the streets of D.C., on the East Coast where I live..."
Ok, now I feel old ... but at least that means I can now take advantage of their great beer menu!
|Kingsley Flood at The Black Cat in July 2012.|
I was there but this isn't mine. Source
Down the street and around the corner is the Black Cat, whose multiple stages tend to attract more indie acts. For a smaller venue, the sound is big. My tip: about twenty feet straight out from center stage is a large air vent - stand here and hog the cold air!
|A hard-to-beat backdrop for the Court Yard Hounds|
(Yeah, I had to Google them too.)
Where's your favorite venue to catch a show?