Around Town: On Cinema Live! w/ Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 9/25/18

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Tim Heidecker performs at The Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Dec. 5, 2013. (Photo by Collapse the Light)

Tim Heidecker for San Bernardino County Distric Attorney! Tim Heidecker for San Bernardino County Distric Attorney! Candidate Timothy Heidecker is introduced by electronic dance music sensation DKR. He proudly preached his stances on topical issues such as stopping medicare benefits for those who do not contribute to our society — like the bedridden and the elderly. Another pertinent platform being eradicating all crime from San Bernardino. Absolutely all of it. His Trump rally-esque attitude was shining through recently in an appearance at The Fillmore Silver Spring.

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Music Park: Brian Fallon @ 9:30 Club — 4/28/18

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Brian Fallon and the Howling Weather took the stage for a self-described, but also very true, masterly designed set in a sold-out show at 9:30 Club on Saturday.

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Music Park: ShamrockFest 2018 @ RFK Stadium — 3/17/18

ShamrockFest2018 11 Deryck Whibley fronts Sum 41 in a headlining performance at ShamrockFest 2018 at RFK Stadium on March 17, 2018. (Photo by Daniel Webb)

Sum 41, who hardly ever play around DC, headlined ShamrockFest 2018 on Saturday, giving me an opportunity relive childhood memories in a wonderful opportunity to see the band play live at the Festival Grounds at RFK Stadium.

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Music Park: Reggie and the Full Effect @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 7/21/17

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Reggie and the Full Effect perform in Chicago on Dec. 9, 2014. (Photo by Megan Leetz)

The Karate Kid took on Cobra Kai at The Fillmore in Silver Spring last Friday — and the result looked a lot like Reggie and the Full Effect.

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Music Park: Dan Andriano in the Emergency Room @ Songbyrd Music House — 4/15/17

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Dan Andriano and Matt Pryor perform at Songbyrd Music House on April 15, 2017. (Photo by Daniel Webb)

Former member of Tuesday, bassist of The Falcon, bassist and co-singer of Alkaline Trio, and one talented solo singer-songwriter, Dan Andriano is a complete badass and my personal favorite musician since I was an angsty punky preteen.

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Music Park: Damaged City Fest @ St. Stephen’s Church/Black Cat/The Pinch — 4/6-4/9/17

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Flasher (Photo by Audrey Melton)

Underneath the million dollar houses, luxury condominiums, and the ever-blowing hot air that is Capitol Hill, there lies a thriving sub (or counter) culture of punks. Home to famous acts like Minor Threat, Bad Brains, and Fugazi (Ian MacKaye is pretty much the DC punk scene of the 80s), DC has produced some kick-ass punk and hardcore bands.

And for the past half-decade, Damaged City Fest has been a showcase of the best local hardcore and punk bands that our city has to offer. This year, for four nights on April 6-9, across 3 venues, 40 bands came together to display what DIY hardcore punk has grown to be.

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