Talk:9:30 Club

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject United States / District of Columbia (Rated Start-class, Mid-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject United States, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of topics relating to the United States of America on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the ongoing discussions.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Mid  This article has been rated as Mid-importance on the project's importance scale.
Taskforce icon
This article is supported by WikiProject District of Columbia.
 
WikiProject Event Venues/Music task force  
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Event Venues/Music task force, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of articles about music venues on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 ???  This article has not yet received a rating on the project's quality scale.
 ???  This article has not yet received a rating on the project's importance scale.
 

Building Being Town Down?[edit]

Also, the new arena for the Washington professional basketball and hockey teams was being built and the club was going to be torn down so it had to move.

This doesn't make any sense. The MCI Center (now Verizon Center) is over a block away from 930 F St NW with the National Portrait Gallery building in between. The museum was never torn down. The Atlantic Building where the 9:30 Club used to be, is now a large office building. Maybe the contruction of the MCI Center had something to do with the moving of the 9:30 Club, but I think we need to see a reference to say that the Atlantic Building was going to be torn down due to the building of the new arena. --Agerard (talk) 04:54, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

That line smelled like B.S. to me so I took it out. --D. Monack | talk 05:17, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

The article talks about the need for more space (the old club had a fire code maximum occupancy of 199 people sign on the wall) but that wasn't the reason they moved, they were evicted from the space and had no choice but to find a new venue. I don't believe the building was ever torn down, I believe the club was basically evicted because the owner of the building wanted to renovate the building and the new plans didn't include keeping the club. Galeforce winds13 (talk) 03:32, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

Bot report : Found duplicate references ![edit]

In the last revision I edited, I found duplicate named references, i.e. references sharing the same name, but not having the same content. Please check them, as I am not able to fix them automatically :)

  • "Washington Post Article" :
    • http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A24894-2005May27.html/ Richard Harrington, "25 Years Later, It's Still 9:30," ''The Washington Post'', [[May 27]], [[2005]], WE06
    • {{cite news |url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A24894-2005May27.html/ |first=Richard |last=Harrington |title=25 Years Later, It's Still 9:30 |work=The Washington Post |date=2005-05-27 |page=WE06 }}

DumZiBoT (talk) 21:30, 9 August 2008 (UTC)


Questionable statement in History section[edit]

There is a line in the "History" section that reads:

"By that point, the club was based around Dischord Records and then-local bands such as Minor Threat, Fugazi, Government Issue, and The Slickee Boys."

I don't think it's accurate to say that the club was based around this small collection of bands. The club throughout its history had a much wider variety of acts than this statement would indicate. Plus it almost implies that the club was in cahoots with Dischord Records which is also not true. I think what the statement really should say is something to the effect that they bands were incredibly popular during this era of the club. But if we're going to say that, we should really talk about more early eras of the club and a more extensive list of the bands that played during those days.

Thoughts?

Malco23 (talk) 08:25, 16 August 2009 (UTC)


Obviously they all played there, as any city's bands are going to make more appearances in their native town. DC is well known in the underground for it's music scene, but it was usually a destination for many alternative bands that were passing through town that weren't big enough to play a larger venue. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Galeforce winds13 (talkcontribs) 03:36, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

That statement caught my eye too. The club always featured a mix of local and travelling acts. Not all local acts were on Dischord and not all of them were hardcore or post-hardcore. I think the statement should be removed. Also - why no mention of the club's origins as the Atlantis Club before it became the 9:30? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.92.145.165 (talk) 15:24, 19 April 2012 (UTC)