Author Topic: Is 930 straying from it's roots?  (Read 14566 times)

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Re: Is 930 straying from it's roots?
« Reply #30 on: December 18, 2003, 02:14:00 pm »
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  Ive just noticed in the last few months... that I can't remember the last time I went to the club.  
Other clubs have taken up some of the slack, but the 9:30 also uses the opening slots to bring in new talent. [/b]
Very true, HC.  Opening bands get great exposure.  Look at Detroit Cobras, who then played Iota a couple months later.

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Re: Is 930 straying from it's roots?
« Reply #31 on: December 18, 2003, 02:18:00 pm »
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  also, its not like Seth and Co. just sit around and think of cool bands and then call them up and fly them into town.  
So funny...that appears to be what the Jane's Addiction fan wants.  "Hey Seth, will you call Perry and get his butt to the club?" [/b]
small difference.  If Jane's was already planning on doing a tour, and then the arena tour cancelled, they may still go out on thier own, on a club tour. i am sure its been done before
 
   but still, unless Seth and Perry have built Zen gardens and smoked opium together before, i dont see him just callin up Perry  :)

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Re: Is 930 straying from it's roots?
« Reply #32 on: December 18, 2003, 02:19:00 pm »
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Originally posted by Bagster:
  Very true, HC.  Opening bands get great exposure.  Look at Detroit Cobras, who then played Iota a couple months later.
unless I am completely mistaken, I believe the Detroit Cobras were part of the package tour, so 9:30 had little to do with that
 
 it seems it is only some of the tours that dont already have their own opener, in those cases the club does a great job of getting local talent to play, like the carlsonics with the buzzcocks or the put outs with idlewild

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Re: Is 930 straying from it's roots?
« Reply #33 on: December 18, 2003, 02:24:00 pm »
And remember the club also uses Fletchers in Baltimore to work for bands with smaller followings.  The 9:30 club is just one part of their network.
 
 IMP has a long Janes history, they even did some good Porno for Pyros stuff, so maybe he could give Perry a call, but for some reason I would think Perry has a medium with a crystal ball to get his incoming psychic messages.

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Re: Is 930 straying from it's roots?
« Reply #34 on: December 18, 2003, 02:31:00 pm »
Looking at the 9:30 Club ad in today's City Paper, all I see is a diverse, eclectic range of acts that cater to every type of audience, size and musical genre. Of all the venues I have been to, 9:30 easily is the most enjoyable place to see a show. Thanks!

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Re: Is 930 straying from it's roots?
« Reply #35 on: December 18, 2003, 02:39:00 pm »
I HAVE A GREAT IDEA (and I am SO bummed I'll miss the discussion, if it happens, plus any goodies exchanged).
 
 You can continue this debate at the Forum Gathering, because so many of the schedules from 20 years ago are on the walls down in the Back Bar.  I'll bet you find that there were many "oddball" bookings back in the day as well.  I agree with Moon on that...
 
 One thing of note -- it's even different comparing the club in the very early 80s and the early 90s before the move.  They'd reached a pretty substantive level of success by the late 80s.

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Re: Is 930 straying from it's roots?
« Reply #36 on: December 18, 2003, 03:00:00 pm »
At the old club they booked the Bay City Rollers.
 
 nuf said.

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Re: Is 930 straying from it's roots?
« Reply #37 on: December 18, 2003, 03:02:00 pm »
but its hard to judge bands from then, now...... I mean, I dont think I would recognise the olden days hot hot heats....Or Jewels, for that matter.

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Re: Is 930 straying from it's roots?
« Reply #38 on: December 18, 2003, 03:03:00 pm »
Oh, I'll bet you can.  If not, have Kosmo, er, I mean evilsanta, give you some background!
 
 
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  but its hard to judge bands from then, now...... I mean, I dont think I would recognise the olden days hot hot heats....Or Jewels, for that matter.

Re: Is 930 straying from it's roots?
« Reply #39 on: December 18, 2003, 03:06:00 pm »
Jeez, I wouldn't expect the suck ups who post on the 9:30 board to ever say anything bad about the club anyway. Except me and Cranky Mankie, and we're off in our own little middle aged worlds anyway.

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« Reply #40 on: December 18, 2003, 05:34:00 pm »
The club must be lovin' the scene nowadays.  Stadium acts are gone, and most arena acts have downsized to clubs... preferably bigger clubs.  That's 9:30.  So before, big pop acts played arenas... now the club is fair game.  And now that I think about it, I have been venturing out the opposite end of the U-street metro en route to the black cat much more recently.  I think the last time I was at 9:30 was the grandaddy show.  That was ages ago.

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Re: Is 930 straying from it's roots?
« Reply #41 on: December 18, 2003, 10:08:00 pm »
I agree w/ Kosmo. Also, I'd much rather see a show at the 9:30 club than a larger venue such as MCI or Patriot Center, or MPP (pre-Seth).  
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See Pollstar Melissa Etheridge is doing several dates at larger clubs across the country.  Perhaps she is tried of playing arenas but doesn't want to lock people out from seeing her in the smaller venues.  So her dates are not unique to 9:30 club.  The club also books lots of indie bands in the punk/emo vein, it maybe not the indie you want to hear. [/QB][/QUOTE]

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Re: Is 930 straying from it's roots?
« Reply #42 on: December 18, 2003, 11:12:00 pm »
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  Jeez, I wouldn't expect the suck ups who post on the 9:30 board to ever say anything bad about the club anyway. Except me and Cranky Mankie, and we're off in our own little middle aged worlds anyway.
yeah, it's been worth all the free tickets and VIP treatment I get at the club....

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Re: Is 930 straying from it's roots?
« Reply #43 on: December 19, 2003, 11:01:00 pm »
elvis costello was on conan o'brien a while back.  he told a story that i can't quote verbatim, but the gist of it began with him in new york at an indian food restaurant in the late 1970's.  he was at a table by himself, and the place was empty except for one other table where he saw david bowie sitting at a table by himself.  he said that they talk about that day now and laugh at themselves for thinking they were too fucking cool to say hello to each other.
 
 it is just music.  at the old club, you may have seen helmet, or tony bennett, or terminator x.  in the current space, you might walk in and see my morning jacket, or melissa etheridge, or the roots.  nothing has changed in terms of attitude except for the people who think they are precious and too fucking cool.  get over it - or david bowie and elvis costello will laugh at you!!

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Re: Is 930 straying from it's roots?
« Reply #44 on: December 20, 2003, 02:21:00 am »
Oh, who gives a rat's ass?  I've been to a crapload of clubs (although mostly in the NE USA) and the 9:30 Club is the best by far, for more reasons than I care to mention.  No, wait, I'll mention a few - great sound, great service at the bar, cool staff, and always a great view of the stage - even when its packed.  Although I'm fairly new to this area, I've already seen great live shows by bands that no one will ever know about AND established artists there.  It doesn't matter who plays there, its a great club.  If someone is going to condemn the club for not having super-duper hip bands, I advise that person go somewhere else.  I would too.  The club is fairly large.  Its going to have successful acts play there. get over it.