There’s the beauty of being in a band on tour, crammed into that Ford Econoline. And then there’s what happened to Dub Narcotic Sound System members Heather Dunn, Chris Sutton, and Calvin Johnson. An early October morning, a van full of musicians. Then a deer. Then swerving, smashing through glass, flying through the air, and landing in the middle of nowhere, four hours from the nearest city—Billings, Mont., to be exact. It took an hour to flag down help, an hour of sitting there: Johnson (unconscious), Sutton (in shock), and Dunn (bruised and frantic). Now there are hospital bills. Why do I do it? Dunn asked herself. This is a benefit to help her, Sutton, and Johnson—all longtime, even noble indie-hearts—keep doing it. If she could be here to MC this benefit with [[[VVRSSNN]]], the Dirty Projectors, and Measles Mumps Rubella, she would say: “Slow down. Just have a sense of where you’re going.” She means that two ways. The show starts at 9 p.m. at the Warehouse Next Door, 1017 7th St. NW. $7 (part of the proceeds go to the Dub Narcotic Medical Fund). (202) 783-3933. (Jason Cherkis)

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