Velvet Lounge

Velvet Lounge Photo

915 U St., NW
Washington DC

Metro: U Street / Cordozo
Smoking: Yes
Age Policy: 21+
Alcohol: Beer/Wine/Liquor
Cover Charge: Always
Booking: vlbooking [at] yahoo [dot] com
Hours: 8pm to 2 am weekdays & 3am weekends

Description: Unlike some other small clubs that claim to have national acts, Velvet Lounge actually hosts national, international and lesser known touring bands on a regular basis.

The Velvet Lounge is (According to the bands that play there) one of the best sounding small clubs in the country and a very good place to see hot new bands from all over the world.

Check our website or our ad in the City paper for up to date listings. International acts country of origin are always indicated.

Here is a short list of some of the many who have played here:

  • Exene Cervenka and The Origional Sinners
  • Silent League (Justin Russo of Mercury Rev)
  • Adam Franklin (Swervdriver)
  • Damo Suzuki (Can)
  • Bob Mould (Husker Du, Sugar)
  • Brant Bjork (ex-Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Fu manchu)
  • Brian Jonestown Massecre
  • The High Dials (ex-Datsuns)
  • Gene Loves Jezabel
  • Lubricated Goat
  • Singapore Sling (Iceland)
  • The Tyde
  • Mastodon
  • RPG
  • Magna Pop
  • Electric Eel Shock (Japan)
  • Visqueen
  • Bad Wizard
  • High On Fire
  • The Witnesses
  • DMBQ (Japan ex-Boredoms)
  • Drunk Horse
  • Elefant
  • The Cherry Valence
  • Speeddealer
  • Immortal Lee County Killers
  • Mic Harrison (ex-Superdrag)
  • Beechwood Sparks
  • Dead Meadow
  • Supagroup
  • World Inferno Friendship Society
  • Lucero
  • The Paladins
  • Darediablo
  • We Are Scientists
  • Bishop Allen
  • Jucifer
  • Bleach (Japan)
  • International Orange (Robert Sledge of Ben Folds Five
  • My Way My Love (Japan)
  • The Swingin Neck Breakers
  • Erik Norlander Trio (with Vinnie Appice, Lanna Lane and Kelly Keeling)
  • Jason Spectre (Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce of the Smiths, Morrisy and the Buzzcocks)
  • Rico Bell (of the Mekons)
  • The Frequency (Sebastian Thompson of Trans Am)Angelo Moore (Fishbone)
  • Burning Brides
  • Earlimart
  • Ruins (Japan, ex-boredoms)
  • Comes With The Fall
  • Rebirth Brass Band
  • Decibully (ex-Promise Ring)
  • Black Nasa (ex-Atomic Bitchwax)
  • Hopewell (Jason Russo Mercury Rev)
  • The Medications
  • Blues Brother Castro (Amsterdam)
  • Sybris
  • Blowfly
  • Dropsonic
  • Traindodge
  • Blue Bottle Kiss (Australia)
  • Legendary Pink Dots (London, Amsterdam)


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