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hutch

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New IMP website?
« on: April 25, 2017, 07:56:22 pm »
Is this kind of new? For whatever reason I only just found out about it... I must have missed the mention of it..

http://www.impconcerts.com/

I guess the 930 is just becoming a smaller share of what IMP does which will accelerate even more when Anthem opens... It will always be the rock on which IMP is built though... But it is interesting to note that with IMP expanding into the Lincoln, U ST Hall, Anthem, etc there will be less shows I expect to be catching at the 930 and whereas the 930 used to be the end for bands it will now be a steppingstone to the Lincoln and Anthem...

Herr TacoMeister

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Re: New IMP website?
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2017, 08:00:17 pm »
I always thought IMP and nightclub 930 were two different companies.  IMP books bands, and 930 is a venue.

hutch

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Re: New IMP website?
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2017, 08:22:47 pm »
I always thought IMP and nightclub 930 were two different companies.  IMP books bands, and 930 is a venue.


In 1986, after six years of operating the club, DiSanto sold it to Seth Hurwitz and Richard Heinecke of It's My Party (IMP), the Maryland-based concert promotion company they co-own.[
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hutch

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Re: New IMP website?
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2017, 08:29:10 pm »
FROM IMP website:

I.M.P. is an independent concert promotion and production company that puts on shows for 500 to 50,000 fans at a time. The company started small ? small enough to fit into a kid?s bedroom.

As a kid, all Seth Hurwitz wanted to do was put on shows. He tried to produce a concert in junior high, but he was told he was too young.  So he waited ? but not for long. The first show he produced took place in his high school.  Also while in high school he landed his dream job ? DJ at the alternative radio station WHFS.

Though not especially interested in his grades, Seth struck up a friendship with one of his teachers, Rich Heinecke. Seth and Rich bonded over their shared love of music and decided to book shows wherever they could. Seth worked out of his bedroom in his parents? home, and together with Rich, launched I.M.P.

After high school Seth landed a gig booking movies at D.C.?s Ontario Theatre in exchange for an exclusivity booking concerts at the venue. The first I.M.P. Presents show booked was The Cramps, May 29, 1980. The $7 ticket included the chance to see the D.C. premiere of ?The Punk Rock Movie,? a film featuring Sex Pistols, Clash, and many others (The Cramps ended up canceling, but the show went on with Ted Rubinowitz replacing them on the bill).

The Fleshtones were the very first act I.M.P. booked at the 200-capacity 9:30 Club. That was in 1981, when the club was less than a year old and located at 9:30 F Street. After six years of booking there, Seth and Rich bought the beloved, yet financially bleeding club from its founders, Dody DiSanto and Jon Bowers. In 1996, I.M.P. moved the club to the 1200 capacity WUST Radio Music Hall, which was also a gospel radio station ? and before that, a jazz club owned in part by Duke Ellington. Today this Washington, D.C. venue is the most attended club of its size in the world.


hutch

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Re: New IMP website?
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2017, 08:30:44 pm »
Also from the sidebar it says IMP became the exclusive booker at the 930 in 1983...

Herr TacoMeister

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Re: New IMP website?
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2017, 11:20:00 am »
There's no doubt the two companies have a symbiotic relationship.

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Re: New IMP website?
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2017, 06:22:00 pm »
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