Editors' pick

Velvet Lounge

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Editorial Review

Around the corner from the 9:30 club and DC9, this tiny oasis features a downstairs bar and upstairs performance space barely bigger than a walk-in closet. It's home to noisy, edgy, experimental bands, many local but a good number of them out-of-towners looking to get a foothold in Washington.

-- Richard Harrington (Nov. 2, 2007)