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I first discovered Baby Bry Bry last fall, when the man himself, Bryan Gerhart, plastered my neighborhood with posters advertising a house show he was playing. Then, suddenly, he and his band, the Apologists, were everywhere: on t-shirts at Qualia Coffee, headlining shows at Rock & Roll Hotel—and, if it hadn’t rained, they’d have entertained the fans at Fort Reno this summer, too. The group might have missed out on playing one iconic Northwest D.C. venue, but they’ve already got a gig lined up at another: the Kennedy Center. Expect things to get sufficiently noisy when BBB and company take the Millennium Stage; think Elvis Costello, but with many more cymbal crashes. Over the clanging percussion, keep an ear toward the group’s lyrical lament of 20-something unemployment. “My job hunt’s going great, ’cause I don’t want a job,” he croons on “Comfortable Instead,” from the group’s October 2013 release Is It Anything or Is It Everything? “Turns out there’s no demand for self-entitled snobs.” Baby Bry Bry and the Apologists perform at 6 p.m. at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. (202) 467-4600. kennedy-center.org.