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D.C. bands that attended the musical segment of South by Southwest in Austin, Texas spanned musical genres. The annual DC does TX day party provided a nice array, including the intelligent indie rock of Dischord artist Soccer Team and the ecstatic, psychedelic post-punk of Kid Congo Powers & the Pink Monkey Birds. I was also happy to discovery The Mean Jeans. Formerly of Arlington, but now based in Portland, this punk rock trio spikes the The Ramones’ party punk with some Dischord-style menace. Word of advice, if you ever catch the group live: Avoid the front of the crowd if you don’t care to mosh. During the set I witnessed, audience members were close to tumbling over the stage monitors. Wherever you are, though, you’ll most definitely have a blast.
See a slideshow of photos from all of the bands here.