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.
Brian Fallon performs at 9:30 Club on April 28, 2018. (Photo by Daniel Webb)
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.
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.
Anti-Flag perform in Austin, Texas, on Feb. 1, 2017. (Photo by Clark Terrell for Do512)
I anticipated the concert by Anti-Flag at U Street Music Hall on Saturday would be a nostalgia trip. Boy, was I wrong.
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.
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.
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.
Cedric Bixler performs with At the Drive-In at SXSW 2017 in Austin, Texas, on March 15. (Photo by friedoxygen)
At the Drive-In, the high-energy abstract punk band from Texas, arrived to play a show at 9:30 Club back in June, but Cedric Bixler fell ill and the band canceled the show. Last week, they finally made it back to DC on their reunion tour, and they came not only with a great show but also a make-up prize.
Davey Havok of AFI sings at Lollapallooza 2014 in Chicago on Aug. 1, 2014. (Photo by Daniel Patlan)
With a crowd thrusting their fists in the air, Davey Havok led a chant every young AFI fan of the past 20 years wanted to hear: “Through our bleeding, we are one.”