Throwback at The Velvet Lounge
The Velvet Lounge in DC seems to be the equivalent of NYC's Trash Bar, or perhaps the showroom of Bar Matchless sitting on top of the Trash Bar. Either way a hardcore show, yep, makes perfect sense. The surprising thing is how narrow the stage gets in front. It's not that wide to begin with plus the subwoofers are on the ground in front of the stage. So of course who pushes their way up to the front of every show? That's right, the most violently energetic fans! When Throwback really got going there was this tight little mosh pit in front where serious brutality was taking place while in back people leaned against the (unmanned) bar and just sorta chilled. Something for everyone I guess, except for people who want paper towels in the bathrooms.