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Sunday, September 26, 2004

Links- Live Music Venues for Washington DC Area

The 9:30 Club located at 815 V Street, NW Washington DC
DC "Alternative" Mecca. Great sound and views at this general admission venue.

DC "Indie" Mecca The Black Cat located almost at the corner of 14th Street and U St, NW
Pabst Blue Ribbon on tap at the red room!

HR57 Center for the Preservation of Jazz and Blues is a great sit down venue for live jazz. Bring your own wine bottle and pay a corking fee.

Twins Jazz
Great sunday night jam session.

Iota's is a wonderful intimate venue located in Arlington (metro convenient)
Monday nights half price wine special.

The Birchmere is a sit down venue located in Alexandria, Virginia with dancing at shows on "the bandstand." Casual food fare (good gumbo!) with table service. Area mecca for folk/ country/ zydeco/ roots.

Wolftrap is our favorite venue for summer outdoor lawn shows. Take the metro to the Wolftrap shuttle and avoid driving hassle! Bring a picnic basket with a nice bottle of red for a beautiful night under the stars.

18th Street Lounge in the Golden Triangle area between Dupont and downtown DC features dj's and an international clientele in a modern lounge setting.

The Velvet Lounge is a place to sample potential up and comers (The Apes played their first gig here and Outer Body Llama made this a regular stop) or if you are in a rock'n'roll band to get booked.

Say hello to Dan Wray over at the Warner before catching a musical!

The Kennedy Center is the nation's official home for the performing arts. It features many wonderful free of charge shows at the Millenium State in addition to the performances by preeminent artists such as Cassandra Wilson, Sonny Rollins (scheduled for 2005), and Paco de Lucia. Be sure to check out the view of Washington DC from the terrace.

George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium
Very international eclectic performers (i.e., Serrat, Cesaria Evoria, Tom JONES!)

DAR Constitution Hall is a classy venue and frowns on dancing and strictly enforces a non-smoking policy. "Security" can be a bit overbearing at times.

The State Theatre in Falls Church

The Recher Theatre is located in Towson, Maryland and highly recommended because shows always end up being great fun. Be sure to try some of the NattyBoh brew!

Bossa Bistro and Lounge, Adams Morgan Tel: 202-248-4800
Check out Nayas and their reggae-rock, with diverse influences such as Manu Chao, Bob Marley and Sumo (legendary argentine reggae-rock outfit) during their ongoing saturday night residency. (link currently down)

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