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Maxwell Frost Saw a Local Band at the 9:30 Club

The new congressman tells us he wants to go to every DC venue.

Photograph by Evy Mages

Maxwell Frost, the first Gen-Z member of Congress, was in the crowd at the 9:30 Club on Thursday night, attending a show by DC indie rock group the Crystal Casino Band. Following his election win in November, the Florida representative told Washingtonian, “I want to try to do every venue in DC within the first year or six months.” After last night’s concert, he is officially three down, with quite a few more to go.

The congressman didn’t just hit a DC venue—he also did so to watch a local band. Members of the Crystal Casino Band met while studying at George Washington University, and their music ruminates on topics relatable to many Washingtonians such as living in DC during the Capitol insurrection on January 6. The show Frost attended at the Shaw venue was a celebration of the band’s latest album release, Maryland House. (Yes, that is a reference to the rest stop located on I-95.)

In addition to the 9:30 Club, Frost has patronized concerts at the Anthem and Union Stage, both located at the Wharf. Two days after getting elected, he made his first foray into DC’s music scene as a congressman-elect, celebrating at the Anthem with a performance by British band the 1975. Although Frost attended as a fan, a shout out and song dedication revealed the feeling was mutual.


Daniella Byck
Lifestyle Editor

Daniella Byck joined Washingtonian in 2022. She was previously with Outside Magazine and lives in Northeast DC.