Preview: Betty Who at 9:30 Club
Year after year, the 9:30 Club is voted the best venue of its size. Unassuming from the streetview, it is no less a jewel of DC’s music scene -- a venue steeped in as much DC music history as it is American music history. It is the kind of venue that musicians dream of playing in because doing so comes with a sense of achievement, of arrival. Playing the 9:30 Club is marking your part of history.
Selling out the 9:30 is no easy feat either. But Betty Who has done it -- TWICE. And not just twice, but two days in a row. She’s got two back-to-back sold out shows. Don’t feel left out though! There is a third show on the calendar! Don’t delay. This one is on its way to selling out too. History? Done.
The Australian songstress is spending the week in DC in support of her independently released album “Betty.” If it isn’t already in your regular rotation, what are you waiting for? The album is full of love -- lost love, unrequited love, maybe love, fun love, friend love, let’s explore love, I love you, make-up love, let’s make it forever love -- all flavors of love. This album will be the soundtrack to your summer, and you’ll want to listen all year long. Stick it in your earbuds and celebrate a woman who made an album on her own terms. (#bosslady)
This tour features a two-dozen song setlist stuffed to the gills with fan favorites like “Human Touch,” “Somebody Loves You,” and “All of You.” You’ll also get new tunes like “Ignore Me,” “Language,” “Marry Me” and “Taste.” You’ll be grooving all night long.
This isn’t Betty Who’s first time bringing the magic to the 9:30 stage, but let’s face it, with 2.5 sold out shows, Betty Who may have officially graduated to one of the club’s big sister venues, The Lincoln or The Anthem. ‘Tis the season for graduations, right? This may be your last chance to see this artist at this kind of intimate venue ever again. Follow your FOMO straight to the box office. And bring your favorite graduate with you.
And let’s face it, it can be stressful living in DC. We all deserve a night out. Feel a little guilty about having some fun when there is so much work to be done? Don’t. One dollar from each ticket will be donated to The Trevor Fund, an organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide services to LGBTQ youth. See? So much Love with this new album! Your Thursday hasn’t seen it this good in awhile.
The New York City based duo Loote is popping down to DC to make their mark in the coveted opening band slot for all three of Betty Who’s dates. The pop duo features the talents of Jackson Foote and Emma Lov Black. The two met in a college writing class (read: clever, thought out lyrics), and formed their band 2015.
Loote has released a handful of singles, including “High Without Your Love,” “Your Side of The Bed,” “Longer Than I Thought” which features Joe Jonas (yes, that Joe Jonas) and “Better When You’re Gone” with David Guetta and Brooks (yup, you read that right). They’ve also worked with Cheat Codes, Demi Lovato and Martin Jensen. It isn’t a hard prediction to make that the next time this band is in town they’ll be the headliner. Make sure you arrive on time, you’ll want to say “I saw these guys when --.” Their debut EP single was released last June through Island Records. I’m sure they’ll be some anniversary celebrations happening when they step on stage.
Come see Betty Who’s third and final show on Thursday, May 30 with us at the 9:30 Club. We can’t wait to dance the week away with you!