Posted in music | venues on April 28, 2012

J Crew

"Surely somebody has noticed that the old 9:30 Club building in Washington, D.C., is soon to be a J. Crew store. Surely someone will claim this is somehow ''ironic,'' that the club that fostered the all-ages hardcore scene of Minor Threat, Government Issue and Fugazi will soon sell pairs of $140 Café Capri pants in geranium lace. I don't see the big deal. But I worry about the smell." [NY Times]
The 9:30 Club is currently located at 815 V ST. N.W., WASHINGTON DC.

Upcoming shows there include Miike Snow (who just played three nights in NYC), Willie Nelson (who recently got a statue in Austin), Andrew Bird, who just played Coachella and has two shows coming up at Beacon Theater & ASAP Rocky (who just played Coachella and whose upcoming Chicago opener L.E.P. Bogus Boys was reportedly kicked off the bill by the police).

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Comments (38)

what did they do about that 9:30 smell?

Posted by bill p | April 28, 2012 12:35 PM

Sometimes when one business ceases to exist in a building, another business will start in that same building.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2012 12:35 PM

i saw the headline and just dropped straight down to comment without reading the quoted paragraph. it's funny that, beyond the great music there, the thing that lingers on people's minds is that smell. it was distinct to that place, and hung on your clothes for days.

Posted by bill p | April 28, 2012 12:37 PM

"Sometimes when one business ceases to exist in a building, another business will start in that same building."

and sometimes that building will be full of good memories for a lot of people.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2012 2:04 PM

At least it's not an Urban Outfitters...
or a bank...
or a John Varatos..

would have preferred an IHOP

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2012 2:11 PM

I have good memories of the J.Crew in the mall where I grew up. It's an Hot Topic now.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2012 2:32 PM

It hasn't it been the 930 club for almost 20 years...

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2012 3:33 PM

this is becoming a real estate blog

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2012 5:02 PM

corcoranvegan.com

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2012 5:52 PM

How's the hummus in DC?

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2012 6:12 PM

There will be some very preppy rats hanging around that back alley.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2012 7:57 PM

this isn't news.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2012 8:08 PM

what venue became an urban outfitters?

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2012 8:54 PM

Did it move out due to rent or just relocate to a bigger/better place?

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2012 9:20 PM

It moved to the what was the WUST Radio Hall space... Bigger for sure, maybe better. There wasn't much near the old location at te time apart from a Planet Hollywood.

Posted by Bill P | April 28, 2012 11:10 PM

There are a lot of Tumblr accounts that post hardcore from the past 20 years, and pictures of northeastern boating families. I see the connection here.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2012 10:49 AM

This isn't need at all.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2012 10:57 AM

The J Crew was the hardest crew around. I never saw Miike Snow hanging around back in the day. Now Miike Snow's all "J Crew for life?" Please. Take your extra i and go back to Richmond you wannabe.

Posted by D | April 29, 2012 11:20 AM

^lulz

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2012 11:33 AM

all of dc should become a jcrew- ghastly city and you'll see no tears spill from my eye for this 'loss'.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2012 3:13 PM

J Crew, putting the "Che" back into "douchenozzle"

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2012 4:51 PM

All of you 20 somethings, still living off of mom and dad, are hilarious. Shame you never got to see minor threat or fugazi

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2012 9:46 PM

should have turned it into a starbucks

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2012 11:02 PM

9:46 I saw Minor Threat at the Wilson Center in '81. I was living off Mon & Dad at the time. You're an asshole.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2012 11:07 PM

Fuck this place because it hasn't supported unsigned DC/MD/VA bands for years. 'Not surprising considering it's a Live Nation owned and booked shithole and as we all know, Live Nation hates unsigned local bands.

Posted by D | April 30, 2012 9:21 AM

Err it's not even the same building. They kept the exterior but the building itself was knocked down years ago. It's been a bank for some time now.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 9:41 AM

Yeah. What D said. It's too bad that DC keeps getting richer and richer because the pig fuckers keep bloating the government with more and more overpaid chimpanzees. Drain the swamp and maybe venues like the 9:30 can go back to being what they were.

Posted by GOAT BLADDER BINGO | April 30, 2012 11:35 AM

^yeah I wish DC could go back to the filthy murderous swamp it was in the 80's and early 90's. What a loss.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 11:42 AM

i agree with that D said, too. Fuck that miike snow, acting like he's down for the J Crew cause.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 12:21 PM

11:42 sez keep them overpaid whiteys comin in!

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 2:37 PM

11:07

okay, so now yer a 40 year old loser

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 7:34 PM

5:02: And a metal blog. Metal real estate?

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2012 10:16 AM

^yeah I wish DC could go back to the filthy murderous swamp it was in the 80's and early 90's. What a loss.

Posted by DUBI | May 3, 2012 10:29 AM

interesting

Posted by untraK | May 4, 2012 5:38 AM

There are a lot of Tumblr accounts that post hardcore from the past 20 years, and pictures of northeastern boating families. I see the connection here.

Posted by hafiz | May 7, 2012 4:20 AM

Waste of space. Bring back the 9:30 club.

Posted by iherb coupon | July 9, 2012 7:42 AM

interesting.

Posted by jordon | July 31, 2013 9:38 PM

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