City Paper is not for tourists
Don’t let the mock politeness of its title deceive: Vancouver punks White Lung’s latest record, Sorry, is an unapologetically blistering 20 minutes of music. Imagine The Germs, Jawbreaker, and early Hole dumped into a blender with the knob set to thrash. Repping for Vancouver’s quietly but steadily thriving DIY scene (which also includes their former tourmates, sludgy post-hardcore devotees Nu Sensae), White Lung makes a stop at Adams Morgan shop Joint Custody before heading back north for the warm months. Be sure to get there early; the venue is narrow, and you’ll want to be one of the lucky few in the place with an unobstructed view of the mayhem. Plus, with local openers Mary Christ and the newly formed Girlstabs, it’s one of the more lady-centric punk bills headed through town this summer. Girls to the front indeed.
White Lung performs with Mary Christ and Girlstabs at 8 p.m. at Joint Custody, 2337 18th St. NW. $6.50. jointcustodydc.com.