Time for Fort Reno
It may not be official until June 21, but summer in D.C. starts tomorrow night. That's when this year's Fort Reno summer concert series kicks off with performances from Gist, Sentai and the Rude Staircase. It took a long while for the schedule to be finalized -- and there are still a handful of dates in August that need to be filled -- but it was finally unveiled this morning. While indie-rock and pop bands still make up a majority of the acts, this year's selection of bands is a bit more diverse. Head-Roc headlines July 21, and that's the first hip-hop act we can remember playing Fort Reno. (Don't hold us to that, though.) And don't forget the earplugs June 27 when stoner metal trio Wooly Mammoth hits the stage.
The good old reliables will still be there, though, don't worry. Fugazi's extended hiatus continues, but Ian MacKaye's new band, the Evens, will perform June 30. And post-punk favorites Q and Not U make their only area appearance this summer on July 18. As always, the concerts are free and all ages.
Afternoon update: In the interest of full disclosure, it must be noted that mere hours after this post was published, my band was added to the Fort Reno lineup. Apologies for the possible conflict of interest.
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