In 1977 Urban Verbs rehearsed in the Atlantis Bldg at 930 "F" St. NW Washington D.C.. Robert Goldstein began to book bands in a derelict bar in the building named The Atlantis Club: which was where Urban Verbs played their first shows and became a nexus of the DC New Wave / Punk rock scene. In 1980 the Atlantis Club became the 9:30 Club. Urban Verbs played CBGB’s in 1978 with the Cramps and producer Brain Eno was in the audience. The band received numerous positive reviews in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the City Paper among others. Urban Verbs became the darlings of the DC avante garde art scene playing numerous shows at the Washington Project for the Arts, DC Space, the Pension Building and the Corcoran School of Art.