Graveyard ticket give away

Graveyard at 9:30 Club

On Friday, February 12th, the 9:30 Club is going to be invaded by Swedish rockers Graveyard. As if that wasn’t awesome enough, we’re going to give away a pair of tickets to the show to one of you lucky DCHM readers to get your Valentine’s Day weekend started off right! To enter: leave a comment on this post telling me what the best show you’ve ever seen at the 9:30 Club is! Please include details, I’m going to enjoy these. If you haven’t ever been to the 9:30 Club you can just say that you hope Graveyard will be the best! At 5pm EST on Friday, February 5th, 2016, the contest will end I’ll pick a winner at random (using from all valid entries to win the tickets. Be sure to use a valid email you check regularly so I can contact you if you win. Don’t worry, I won’t add you to any spam lists or sell your info or anything sleazy like that. If I haven’t heard back from the winner in 24 hours another winner will be chosen at random. Please note that this is an early show, doors open at 6pm, so if you can’t get there in time please don’t enter. If you can’t wait to see if you win or the contest is already over when you read this, then you can get tickets from Ticket Fly for just $25 here.

Graveyard plays a very catchy blues influenced style of hard rock than any fan of the heavy can enjoy. If you haven’t checked out their modern classic album Hisingen Blues I highly suggest it as a great starting point for getting into the band. Their latest album, Innocence & Decadence is pretty damn good too. And while Graveyard has played in Washington DC before, never have they played in the District on a stage with the size and sound set up like the 9:30 Club’s. The opening act is Spiders, a rock band also from Gothenburg, Sweden, that was formed as a side project of Graveyard drummer Axel Sjöberg though they have now come into their own. Now check out these great videos by the bands below and let me know what was your favorite show ever at the 9:30 Club!

Graveyard – Hisingen Blues

Graveyard – The Apple And The Tree

Spiders – Mad Dog


  1. GWAR in 2010. It was my first time seeing them indoors and I definitely wasn’t prepared for the mess they made!

  2. Oh Chris where do I begin? Could it be the first time I saw GWAR at the old 930 Club on F st. During their first tour of the Hell-o album. Or when I got into with some skinhead at an Alien Sex Fiend show. Living Colour first album tour, Ice T & Body Count, surely wasn’t 2 Live Crew after the whole censorship rap they got because there wasn’t no boobs! Seriously, the one that will always stand out for me was when I caught Flotsam & Jetsam during the album tour cycle of “When The Storm Comes Down”. During the song “Burned Device” there’s a part where it goes “and I feel compelled to make you see… Reality! Well I jump on stage in a empty mic I scream Reality! Then I stage dive off. And pretty much there on out the place gets nuts. But basically all my best concert memories are from the 930 Club F st. I miss that place but I understand why they had to move and go bigger the new place is awesome many good memories there as well. Not much of the Metal scene as it where I guess before The Fillmore came along. I think I like it better than The Fillmore. But GWAR was always a good time the up close of it all made you practically part of their show and everyone got some “blood” on them. I never came out clean at a GWAR show at the old 930 Club.

  3. The best show at the 9:30 Club was Megadeth in 2005? It was awesome! Also the Black Crowes were awesome!

  4. Wow, I’ve been to many great shows at the 9:30 over the last 18 years since I moved to DC. Probably quite a few I couldn’t remember if I tried. One that slipped past everyone back in September 2002 was Fu Manchu. Weird show. Quietly announced as a Jack Daniels Cola-sponsored rock show. Some other shitty band opened. Pretty much nobody there, and Fu crushed it anyway. Most intimate big-club show I’ve ever seen. And at that time their repertoire was top shelf across the board. They hadn’t put out a bad album yet, so the set was stacked with killer jams. Not the craziest show, but one of the most unique and memorable.

  5. New in DC, haven’t had the pleasure of getting around to 9:30 yet. Graveyard will be a great intro to my list of concerts for the coming months.

  6. The Sword 12/6/2010 which just happens to be the first concert DCHM ever gave away tickets to. Since I didn’t win them you can give me these to make up for it!

  7. Megadeth and Testament in 2010. The Legacy followed by Rust In Peace! first time I had ever seen Testament, Chuck Billy was on fire that nite! this was the show prior to Dave Mustaine’s infamous meltdown the following nite at Rams Head, hahaha

  8. Clutch on the Elephant Riders tour opening for SOAD and SLAYER. Except the wait for Slayer to come on stage was excruciating.

    • Actually, I think SOAD opened for Clutch on this tour.

      • I was at this show, Slayer headlined, Clutch was direct support and SOAD was the opening act. SOAD were still an unknown band for the most part at that point, they ended up blowing up later that summer.

  9. Never been to the 930 Club. Definitely going to see Graveyard this time.

  10. Tough call, but I’d have to say The Locust opening for Fantomas.

  11. Best show I’ve seen at 9:30 would have to be Melvins in 2013. Honky opened the show and Jeff Pinkus, from the Butthole Surfers, played bass in both bands. Cody and Dale were both playing drums for Melvins and the double drum setup was awesome.

  12. There have been far too many great shows to pick just one (and I am old so I am counting shows from the old 9:30 Club location at 930 F Street), but a very memorable show was the surprise Foo Fighters show in 2005. Dave Grohl was excited to return to his hometown and even more excited to get to play to a smaller club after having graduated to the biggest stadiums in the world. The energy at the 9:30 Club was amazing and Dave Grohl trading his Jagermeister shirt to a fan for the fan’s Motorhead shirt was totally unexpected.

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