The most politically charged places often breed the boldest reactionaries. Take Washington, D.C., post-punks Priests. The enthusiastic, female-fronted group's lyrics oppose sexism, consumerism, racism, and capitalism in a city that manufactures all the -isms you can think of. As clichéd as those topics may be at this point in punk's trajectory, Priests keep their sound fresh with singer Katie Greer's demanding scream-song vocals and Gideon Jaguar's experimental guitar licks in the vein of fellow, now-defunct D.C. group Black Eyes. Joining them are Carpet, Whatever Forever, and Brain Tumors, fronted by the endearingly masochistic (frequent City Pages contributor) Drew Ailes. If you're lucky, you may be subjected to the spectacle of Ailes cracking his head open with his own microphone. (Photo by Matthew Pandolfe)
Mon., June 9, 9 p.m., 2014
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