For annual conference night owls, Washington DC is the home of some of the country’s great live music venues.’  And the lineups for the last weekend of June are spectacular by any standards.

Most famously, the 9:30 Club, accessible via the Green or Yellow Metro lines, has a great lineup. On Thursday night, soul singer Bettye Lavette plays starting at 8 p.m. Friday, I’ll probably be checking out Tinariwen, a band from the Saharan region of Mali, who despite being together for over 30 years, are now enjoying overnight sensation status thanks to fans ranging from Henry Rollins to Thom Yorke, and some great music. Finally, us old timers can see the latest incarnation of Courtney Love’s Hole. Sorry, Monday’s Adam Lambert show is sold out.

Personally, I also love to dance, but don’t always love the velvet rope drama of a nightclub. A new arrival on the DC Scene is U Street Music Hall It feels like a rock club, but it’s bringing some of the best soulful house music and widest known djs around. ALA weekend features Om Records Marques Wyatt.

Stay tuned for more music choices for you late night partiers.

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  1. I’m looking forward to checking out the Black Cat Club ( for the last night of Peppermint, an indie/britpop dance night on Saturday!

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