There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
Music enthusiasts of a certain stripe—those old enough to remember the halcyon days of ’90s indie rock—are always eager to hear the latest from legendary guitarist and producer J. Robbins, who cut his teeth in seminal D.C. bands like Jawbox and Government Issue. What cannot be taken for granted, however, is that Robbins, now in his third decade as a musician, still finds new ways to perfect his distinct brand of discordant post-punk. His current project, Office of Future Plans, is based in Baltimore, but is beginning to play the District with some regularity—including a slot at Fort Reno July 25. The band has only released a 7-inch record, but its live set hints toward a full-length begging to be recorded. Since Office of Future Plans funded its debut single in just four days through a Kickstarter campaign, the prospect of an entire album would surely inspire diehards to loosen their purse strings. Office of Future Plans performs at 8:30 p.m. with Hammer No More the Fingers and Brice Randall Bickford at Black Cat Backstage, 1811 14th St. NW, $10.