photo by Ted Eytan

Ed. Note: If this was you, please email [email protected] so I can put you in touch with OP.

“Dear PoPville,

The other day I was at the Bouldering Project wearing a shirt from the French popstar Yelle. Another woman at the gym saw it and excitedly told me she also loved Yelle! We had a short convo about French music. Fast forward to today and I just found out that Yelle is playing at 9:30 club on February 25th. Maybe she wants to go to the concert together? Read More

photo by washingtonydc

Today’s excellent FQotD comes from my sister in law: What was your favorite 9:30 Club concert?

Super tough one. I’ve narrowed mine down to Wilco in 2006, MIA in 2007, Drive by Truckers in 2009, Amadou & Mariam in 2012, Sturgill Simpson in 2015 and Thievery Corporation a million years ago, that first Thievery one was so so good.

My deepest regret was not being able to get tickets for the Beastie Boys Rock The Vote concert in 2009. It’s the only time I’ve stood outside trying to get an extra ticket and failed. Still haunts me.

What was your favorite(s)?


From an email:

“WHAT: DC’s Most Unique Musical Nonreligious Holiday Event

WHEN: Wed., Dec. 21, 7:30 PM

WHERE: Meet @ Sherman Cir. in Petworth (where 7th & Crittenden St, Kansas & Illinois Ave NW meet)

WHO: The public “performs/plays” 4 instrumental tracks simultaneously on portable speakers, phones & boom boxes carried through city streets

WHY: DC can use more fun, positive, communal creative experiences Read More

Parcel B at Audi Field courtesy Hoffman & Associates

From a press release:

“Today, Hoffman & Associates, a leading developer of innovative mixed-use and residential communities across the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, including the $3.6 billion Washington, DC waterfront neighborhood The Wharf, along with its partner D.C. United, announced that the newest location of the one-of-a-kind entertainment concept Brooklyn Bowl is coming to Parcel B at Audi Field, which is located just outside of the stadium between Gate A and Gate B. The first retail concept announced for this dynamic mixed-use development, Brooklyn Bowl will span two floors and anchor the double-sided retail and entertainment corridor between Parcel B and Audi Field, activating the center of the neighborhood with an energy that will enhance the space and bring people from across the city and region.

“When we made the decision to invest in a stadium in downtown Washington, DC we were very intentional in our efforts to acquire additional land surrounding Audi Field to further develop the Southwest neighborhood of the city,” said Jason Levien, Co-Chairman and CEO of D.C. United. “Brooklyn Bowl is one of the most vibrant destinations for entertainment in the marketplace and we’re excited to introduce them to the community as a neighbor to Audi Field.”

Brooklyn Bowl DC will be the first location in the DC metro area and the fifth location for this genre-defying entertainment concept, which opened in Brooklyn, New York in 2009. Featuring a 1,200 person capacity concert venue, Brooklyn Bowl DC’s 38,000 square-foot location will connect the ground and second floor, bringing to the District a broad mix of sought-after live music programmed by Live Nation, 14 lanes of bowling, a craft bar and a menu curated by New York City’s Blue Ribbon Restaurant Group. With the incredible proximity of the bowling lanes and concert stage, Brooklyn Bowl will offer a unique experience of enjoying a show while eating, drinking and bowling with friends. Read More


2461 18th Street, NW

From an email:

“With over 10,000 live performances, hundreds of thousands of visitors, decades of annual beach trips for neighborhood children and hosting a Christmas celebration for those same children and their families, Madam’s Organ has earned its reputation as a Washington, DC institution and an Adams Morgan neighborhood treasure.

Join us in celebrating

Thursday October 20th through Sunday October 23rdRead More


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