Local Bands Invade 9:30 Club

This Saturday’s lineup at the 9:30 Club includes headliner Emmet Swimming, along with Juniper Lane and Honor By August – all bands from the area performing at one of the top music venues in D.C. It’s definitely a good showcase for the local music scene.

Veterans Emmet Swimming, which features crunchy guitars and the distinctive vocals of frontman Todd Watts, are quite familiar with the 9:30 Club. Says Watts, “We recorded most of our 1999 live album, Earplugs 50 Cents, at the 9:30 Club. We named the album after the sign that hung in the lobby of the 9:30 Club. They've since raised the price of the earplugs to $1, but they reduce the price back down to 50 cents whenever we play. It's like cranking up the late 90s wayback machine.”

Vivion Smith’s lead vocals power Juniper Lane’s full-sounding, edgy modern rock, and the band is looking forward to the show. “We are excited to be back at the 9:30 Club. It’s one of D.C.'s premier music venues, and we are honored to be performing there."

Finally, Honor By August rounds out the line-up this Saturday night with their melodic pop/rock and rich harmonies. And bassist Joe Wenger couldn’t be more pleased. “Sharing the stage with them [Emmet Swimming & Juniper Lane] at D.C.’s best rock club seems like a perfect way to spend a summer night in the city. We hope that a bill like this is testament to how great our local music scene really is.”

MP3: ArlingtonEmmet Swimming
MP3: StaticJuniper Lane
MP3: Only In PhotographsHonor By August