Music Park: The Damned @ Baltimore Soundstage — 5/9/17

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The Damned perform at Baltimore Soundstage on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

Inside Baltimore Soundstage on Tuesday night, people would randomly shout out to Captain Sensible, mimicking the call of his 1982 solo single “Wot.”

“He said Captain!” random members of the audience interjected at various points throughout a very crowded performance by The Damned, on tour to celebrate the group’s 40th anniversary. While The Damned did not indulge the audience with the catchy earworm from Sensible, the UK punks did however smash through more than 90 minutes of great highlights.

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Don’t Miss: The Damned @ Baltimore Soundstage, 5/9/17

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The Damned perform at Royal Albert Hall in London on May 20, 2016. (Photo by Dod Morrison Photography)

Dave Vanian and Captain Sensible are on a US tour to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Damned, and tickets are still available for their show tonight, May 9, at Baltimore Soundstage.

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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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Around Town: The Numero Group Pop-Up Store @ Bossa Bistro + Lounge, 4/25/17

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Rob Sevier and Jon Kirby with friends in Japan recently. (Photo courtesy Numero Group)

The Numero Group archival label is bringing its travel record roadshow with Numero catalog items for a blow-out sale in a pop-up store co-hosted by Dischord Records at Bossa Bistro + Lounge (2463 18th St. NW, DC) on Tuesday, April 25.

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Music Park: Beach Slang @ Black Cat — 3/24/17

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James Alex of Beach Slang found himself in an unexpected situation when he performed at Black Cat last October. He came solo on the heels of the band’s second studio album, A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings, released in September via Polyvinyl.

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