There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
Last summer’s self-titled EP put Northampton, Mass.–based rock trio Potty Mouth back in the ears and collective consciousness of fans who have eagerly waited for new music since the band released its first full-length album, Hell Bent, in 2013. Standout tracks on this record include “Cherry Picking,” which highlights distorted guitars and muted, choppy vocals with coy yet fitting chants of “fresh, sweet, cool, sleek” on repeat. Even without delivering much new music in the past several years, Potty Mouth’s following has grown slowly, fueled by national tours with bands like Perfect Pussy. Catchy songs about gender, Internet humor, and more elusive topics like “Creeper Weed” draw the interest of even casual listeners. At DC9, Potty Mouth appears with Stove, who write songs that sound like drunker versions of Dinosaur Jr.’s best work. Bethesda’s Bleary Eyed, featuring members of The Black Sparks and Big Moth, open the show with its latest take on emotional, jangly punk. Potty Mouth performs with Stove and Bleary Eyed at 7 p.m. at DC9, 1940 9th St. NW. $10. (202) 483-5000. dcnine.com.