Our Partners

A music and events blog like ours relies on a great deal of assistance to bring you the latest info on concert events and other activities.

And so we give a hearty thanks to all of our friends and partners! Here are some of our most prominent partners. Check them out.

Music venues

9:30 Club: Consistently named one of the best clubs in the United States, 9:30 Club is a general-admission venue with a capacity of about 1,100.

Black Cat: The best indie rock bar for both aging punks and young hipsters alike, Black Cat always lands on its feet with a mainstage capacity of about 700 (and a backstage capacity of about 200).

DC9 Nightclub: The coolest little spot at the hottest intersection in the city, DC9 is where every act that’s blowing up first comes to DC. It also has amazing food, focused on burgers and Southern cuisine, and it holds about 200 folks on its stage level.

The Howard Theatre: The smoothest concert hall for soul and R&B acts, and more than its share of indie rockers as well, the historic Howard Theatre is a cozy place to see some big names. It holds 1,242 people.

U Street Music Hall: A subterranean dream of a club for DJs, founded by DJs. With a capacity of about 500, U Street Music Hall is often pulling double duty with early evening concerts and late night raves.


Dodge City: Located on trendy U Street, steps away from both 9:30 Club and DC9, Dodge City has an upscale vibe with dive bar sensibilities. It’s got the best tap selection of beer in North Shaw, and it hosts our own little New Wave listening party on the second Thursday of every month.

Music labels

Armada Trance Music: Our friends in The Netherlands produce the greatest EDM and trance artists in the world. Founded by Armin van Buuren, Maykel Piron, and David Lewis, Armada Music supports artists who habitually spin at U Street Music Hall, Echostage, Soundcheck, 9:30 Club, and more.