I am in a band and was very excited about the opportunity to play at this well known club. We had heard some bad things about the club prior to the show (the door guy has a reputation for being an a##hole) but we figured it didn't matter and tried to stay positive. When we arrived, we were impressed with the big stage and high-quality sound equipment. But...the people were rude. Drinks were overpriced, even for NYC - $9 for a Washington Apple with hardly any alcohol). They had the set times for the bands screwed up and we were told to go on suddenly, without warning. We didn't get a sound check or a line check, just some rude comments from the sound guy rushing us to play. We were treated poorly by the sound guy, who was rude, inattentive and did an inadequate job. We had to use their equipment, which malfunctioned during the show, and we received no help from the staff to fix it, which was very awkward and unprofessional. Their electricity was not grounded properly and I got shocked from the microphone. The sound guy did such a lackluster job that my friend approached him twice during the show and asked if he realized that obviously something was wrong, and the sound guy almost punched my friend! After our performance, we were rushed off the stage and we did not get paid, as the discourteous door guy informed us that we had to bring a minimum of 30 PEOPLE to the show to get paid, which is not true. We left immediately after we finished with a bad taste in our mouths from the awful experience. We will never play at Don Hill's again. Such a shame because the stage and venue were very impressive. They had enough lights and sound equipment for an arena in there, and when we first walked inside, we got very excited (they even had a fog machine). Too bad the sound guy did not pay attention and did not know how to use such an impressive setup the way it was meant to be used.