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Guided By Voices is back together. For any other band, that sentence would be punctuated with an exclamation point, but with the longtime Dayton, Ohio indie rock ensemble, it’s something of a routine: they break up, only to reunite a couple years later. That’s mostly because the band is—and always has been—Robert Pollard, so its current status really depends on how he’s feeling. Sure, there’s the “classic lineup” with Mitch Mitchell, Tobin Sprout, Jim Pollard, and Kevin Fennell, but over the course of more than 30 years and 20 albums, the lineup has changed excessively while Bob Pollard has remained the band’s fearless, drunk, and often incoherent frontman. Read more >>> Guided By Voices performs with Nap Eyes at 7 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $35. (202) 265-0930. 930.com(Matt Cohen)


Fort Reno returns! Celebrate one of D.C.’s favorite summer traditions with music from Strange Avenger, Bad Moves, and Title Tracks. 7 p.m. at 3800 Donaldson Place NW. Free.

Relive the ’80s at Wolf Trap when Pat Benatar and Melissa Etheridge co-headline a show at the Filene Center. 8 p.m. at at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. $30–$60.

Emerging local pop-punk outfit The Split Seconds performs at the Black Cat Backstage with fellow D.C.-based groups Wild Love and More AM Than FM. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.

Nothing, a moody alternative act fronted by Domenic Palermo, takes the stage at Rock & Roll Hotel with Culture Abuse and Citizen. 8 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $15.

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