Even when lead singer Greg Graffin was still in high school, Bad Religion was SoCal punk’s messenger of reason. While their colleagues always did something to divert attention away from the music—the Minutemen were activists and the Descendents were pranksters, for example—the members of Bad Religion stuck to the three chords they’d mastered and delivered rage in a disciplined, almost militaristic fashion. In the early days, the formula made BR hardcore’s least personable band. But now, its unwavering commitment to form is a living example of hardcore integrity. Dance Hall Crashers and Unwritten Law open at 9:30 p.m. at the Capitol Ballroom, 1015 Half St. SE. $15. (202) 554-1500. (Brett Anderson)