Bad Brains is the legendary D.C. punk band known among other things for pioneering the hardcore punk genre. Of course back in the early '80s, hardcore meant an entirely different thing than it does today. But in true punk spirit Bad Brains expertly infused their hi-energy sound with other styles from reggae to metal. The band has experienced its fair share of intergroup turmoil and the members aren't getting younger. Now's the time to check them out.
Thu., Nov. 29, 8 p.m., 2012