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Thanks to Bailey’s Crossroads hardcore legends Scream, I went to punk-rock church Saturday evening. The band, on a bill that included Beasts of No Nation, Mobius Strip, and Outlook, closed out a Positive Force benefit for DC Jobs with Justice at St. Stephen’s Church. Scream’s set was a mix of old and new—-with the latter coming from Complete Control Recording Sessions, a seven-song EP the group laid down live last year in Studio 606, owned by Scream alumnus Dave Grohl. Lead singer Pete Stahl moved nonstop the entire show, and was on the floor for audience singalongs almost as much as he was on the stage. He possessed exactly what you’d expect from a big-tent revivalist: sweaty energy.
See a slideshow of photos from the set here.