There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
Tommy Stinson, who joined the Replacements at age 12, is the last true remnant of the ’80s’ greatest rock ‘n’ roll band. Since the Minneapolis foursome disbanded, Paul Westerberg has put out a couple of albums of perfect pop tunes that tend toward a numbing sameness, Chris Mars has managed two C+ records, proving that he can do a bit more than drum, Bob Stinson fulfilled a tragic fatehe overdosedand Slim Dunlap? He was never really a Replacement. That leaves Tommy. Fronting first Bash & Pop and now Perfect, he has continued to kick out unruly, irresistible, power-pop tunesexactly what the Replacements did best. Tonight Stinson is on his own, killing time before the next Perfect album arrives in May. With the Putouts at 9:30 p.m. at Iota, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $7. (703) 522-8340. (Paul Demko)