The iconic 9:30 Club in Washington, DC is launching a musical variety show in April on PBS television. Garbage, Jesus and Mary Chain, Tove Lo, Ibeyi and jesse Glynne are part of the initial list of artists who will perform on the first three episodes of Live at 9:30 a.m. Hosted by square space.
The hour-long public TV show will also feature interviews, short films and comedy snippets as well as a mix of hosts and contributors including Henry Rollins, comedian Hannibal Burress, NPR Music’s Bob boil (whose band Tiny Desk Unit played the very first gig at the 9:30 Club), Jill Kargman by Bravo weird mom and actor Ralphie Can.
“We’ve been approached countless times to do a TV show here, and we’ve always been successful,” said Seth, co-owner of the 9:30 club and president of IMP. Hurwitz in a report. “Corn Live at 9:30 a.m. is a great opportunity to work with people we trust to bring musical variety to life in a way no one has even attempted. When I said we had no interest in another concert schedule, they totally understood that.
Wayne White, the Emmy Award-winning set designer for Pee-Wee Playhouse, is the artistic director of the show.
square space will host the show online at www.LiveAt930.com and feature full episodes and exclusive content.
Additional artists announced for early episodes include The Arcs, El Vy, MisterWives, Frank Turner, MS MR, Cold War Kids and Youth Lagoon.
The 9:30 Club, which won Billboard’s 2015’s Touring Award for Top Club, celebrates its 35th anniversary and just released an extensive 264-page coffee table book titled 9:30 am: 35 years of the best concert hall in the world.
The venue has hosted music legends (Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Al Green, Prince, James Brown, Dolly Parton) and contemporary stars (Adele, Drake, fooo Fighters, Jack White) while helping to promote Washington, DC’s vibrant local music scene (Chuck Brown, Trouble Funk, the Slickee Boys, Fugazi, Bad Brains have all played there).
Live at 9:30 a.m.Production partners include The Content Farm, Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video Enterprises, BRKLY, preacher ; its subscribers beyond square space include shinola Detroit and Destination DC
This article first appeared on Billboard.com.