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You played their 1992 hit album New Miserable Experience, ordered from the RCA Record Club; couldn’t stop singing “Til I Hear It From You” after viewing Empire Records for the 50th time; or drove around town with your friends blasting “Hey Jealousy.” If you came of age between 1985 and 1995, you probably have a fond memory whose soundtrack is a Gin Blossoms song. Unlike some bands you loved in your youth that refuse to play old hits (paging “Creep” refuseniks Radiohead), the Gin Blossoms are road warriors—its members play around 120 shows every year and have done so since 2001. Even better, the band honors longtime fans by performing five favorite songs along with new tracks at every show. A quick listen to the group’s latest live album shows that singer Robin Wilson’s vocals have withered a bit over the decades, but the Blossoms’ show at the Howard Theatre will still provide a quick hit of nostalgia. After all, White Ford Bronco’s show at Rock & Roll Hotel is already soldout. Gin Blossoms perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $32.50–$38. (202) 803-2899. thehowardtheatre.com.