There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
In the ’80s, all the punk rockers I knew had the MDC logo stenciled on either their leather jackets or the griptape of their skateboards, and the allure had everything to do with the politically coy ambiguity of the acronym. Depending on which particular slab of vinyl you had your mitts on, it stood for Millions of Dead Cops, Millions of Damn Christians, More Dead Cops, Missile Destroyed Civilization, Multi-Death Corporation, Millions of Dead Children, or Metal Devil Cokes. Whichever way, it’s a fine band to say you saw on the Fourth of July in Washington, D.C. For 20-some on-again, off-again years, the way-left punks have pounded out such patriotic hymns as “Corporate Deathburger” and “John Wayne Was a Nazi.” If you’re lucky, they might even break out their cover of “This Land Is Your Land” from their 1993 comeback record, Shades of Brown, before the fireworks start cracking. With the Goons, National Razor, Dead Empty, and Kojak at 5 p.m. at the Kaffa House, 1212 U St. NW. $8. (202) 462-1212. (Colin Bane)