There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
Forget about the forthcoming Backstreet Boys reunion show at the Nissan Pavilion. Ignore the slew of red-hot brother acts (We’ve got Doobies! Allmans! Smothers!) slated to pass through the area this summer. The sunny season’s hottest ticket is sure to be the Black Cat’s fourth annual “Run for Cover” fest. RFC gives D.C.’s alt-rock community the opportunity to pay playful tribute to its favorite (or maybe not) rock heroes, and features one-time performances by bands that, like last year’s Oi!asis, were obviously inspired by Dread Zeppelin’s “Nuts and gum, together at last!” aesthetic. The shroud of secrecy that veils the event makes it imprudent to identify this year’s batch of spoofees. However, one Deep Throat—who’d best watch out, lest he wind up at Guantanamo—tells us that approximations of the Smiths and Duran Duran are on the bill. Don’t end up with lawn seats when the show starts at 9:30 p.m. on the Black Cat’s Mainstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $8. (202) 667-7960.