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Sound the ’90s emo band reunion alarm, because we’ve got another one: Piebald is back. Formed in Andover, Massachusetts in the mid-’90s, Piebald originally existed as a straight-up hardcore band before it embraced its more post-hardcore and emo tendencies with the Sometimes Friends Fight EP in 1996. Unlike many of Piebald’s contemporaries at the time, who flickered out in the era’s overflowing scene, Piebald rose above, composing more radio-friendly, pop-leaning music, with songs like “Just a Simple Plan,” “Long Nights,” and the anthemic “American Hearts.” Piebald officially disbanded in 2007, when emo was officially “uncool” but now that emo’s fourth wave is alive and well, so is Piebald. Read more >>> Piebald performs with American Television at 7:30 p.m. at Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $22–$25. (202) 667-4490. blackcatdc.com. (Matt Cohen)
Burger fanatics might want to visit Canteen, the pop-up beer garden from Neighborhood Restaurant Group in West End. Chef Nathan Anda will serve three burgers ($8–$12) today and tomorrow from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Choices include the “Big Pun” burger with double beef patties, pimento cheese, smoked mayo, and roasted tomato or the “Maialino” with a cotechino patty, American cheese, Calabrian aioli, and pickled onions. Canteen, 2100 M St. NW. facebook.com/Canteen2100M. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
It’s not Halloween yet but that’s no excuse to skip a show by Here Come the Mummies, a rock band featuring eight dead Egyptians from beyond the grave, at Howard Theatre. 7:30 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $25–$60.
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