In May, one of the best indie venues in the country – the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. – will celebrate its 30th Anniversary. Yesterday, the Washington Post ran an oral history of the club featuring quotes from the venue’s founder, Ian MacKaye of Fugazi, Mike Mills of R.E.M., current owner Seth Hurwitz and a number of other figures who played an important role in the history of the 9:30 Club. It’s a great read about a fantastic room.
Here’s six other stories of interest to keep you busy…
- Bob Lefsetz discusses the lessons of the Grateful Dead
- Our friends at Epicurean Musician speak with Earth, Wind & Fire drummer Ralph Johnson about food and cooking
- The Hold Steady rocked two NYC shows in one day
- Neddy reviews Saturday’s Surprise Me Mr. Davis show
- Tom Petty delays the start of his tour for Mojo’s release
- The Lost Art of the Mixtape tackles the music of Ween
Finally, Phish bassist Mike Gordon sat in with his old pal – and band mate – Leo Kottke at the Higher Ground last night in Burlington. According to a report from the Jambands.com team, the pair performed William Powell, Living In The Country and Rings during Leo’s set in Mike’s hometown.