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English rock band The Subways’ sound was born and bred in the early 2000s. Not edgy enough to be punk, not old enough to be classic rock, and too noisy to be indie, the group found success by creating a hodgepodge of all three at once. Starting off covering Nirvana and Green Day songs, The Subways went on to contribute to the decade’s dance-punk noise, not unlike early Arctic Monkeys. The group’s members even appeared in the third season of The O.C., lending them credibility with the teens who are now 20-somethings with disposable incomes to spend on concert tickets. Its most recent album was the first since lead singer Billy Lunn and bassist Charlotte Cooper ended their romantic relationship. Expect plenty of songs about overcoming alcoholism and apologizing to your ex for being a jerk, sung by Lunn as Cooper strums behind him. Somehow, it’s still not the weirdest breakup to happen in the world of rock ’n’ roll. The Subways perform with Pins at 8 p.m. at Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. $18–$20. (202) 388-7625. rockandrollhoteldc.com.