The 10 Greatest New Music Venues of the 21st Century


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The Red Palace (Washington, DC)

A few months ago, we might have directed you to DC9 — but considering the seriously fucked up drama currently surrounding that club, we’re going to withhold our endorsement (and not just because the place has been, perhaps temporarily, shut down). Luckily, the same booker is scheduling shows at The Red Palace, a just-opened venue that combines small music space/New Orleans-inspired bar and kitchen The Red and the Black with burlesque/vaudeville bar The Palace of Wonders. In the next month or so, music fans can check out rising acts like Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. and solo sets by musicians like Cursive’s Tim Kasher and Steve Mason of Beta Band. Independent music + burlesque = an idea whose time has come.