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In September 2015, saxophonist and singer Doc Night—best known for playing a solo on “Still Screaming,” a reggae-influenced track from local hardcore punk band Scream’s 1985 album This Side Up—suddenly died. Night, born John Andre Williams, was a musical pioneer in the ’80s and ’90s D.C. music scene, an African-American instrumentalist and vocalist in hybrid punk/reggae/go-go outfits like Outrage, Static Disruptors, and Doc Night and the Hipnotix. More recently, he lent his talents to ska band The Scotch Bonnets and many other local groups, including The Don’t Need Its, a 2014 one-off group featuring Dave Grohl and members of Bad Brains and Scream. Night, who was 52, was also a father of two and a caregiver for his father and adult brother. In order to help pay off his funeral expenses, the original, pre-Grohl version of Scream will headline “Doc’s Night, a Hardcore, Reggae, Go-Go Explosion” at the Black Cat. The event will also feature performances by artists with whom Night was associated, including Sitali Siyolwe and JuJu, HR, and The Hipnotix, who will appear with Doc’s children. Count on them to mix genres in a way that would have made Doc proud. The event begins at 8 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $18–$20. (202) 667-4490. blackcatdc.com.