Live at 9:30 will kick off its 12-episode run this April, while the first three shows will boast musical performances from Garbage, Tove Lo, the Jesus and Mary Chain, the Arcs, Ibeyi, Frank Turner, El Vy, MisterWives, MS MR, Cold War Kids, Youth Lagoon and Jess Glynne.
The hour-long episodes will feature a combination of music, comedy, short films and interviews, as well as a revolving door of contributors and hosts, among them Buress, Rollins, NPR Music’s Bob Boilen, author and actress Jill Kargman and comedian Ralphie May. Famed artist Wayne White — the set designer behind Pee-wee’s Playhouse, The Weird Al Show and the Smashing Pumpkins’ “Tonight, Tonight” video — will serve as the show’s art director.
A preview of Live at 9:30 is available to watch on the show’s website.
The 9:30 Club opened in Washington D.C. in 1980 and became home for the city’s Reagan-era hardcore scene, while also hosting an array of New Wave, punk and alt-rock acts like R.E.M., Nirvana and Green Day. In 1996, the venue moved to a new 1,200-cap space and began welcoming bigger names like Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan, while remaining a proving ground for burgeoning indie and punk acts.