John Stabb is best known as the leader of Government Issue, one the more fondly remembered bands from D.C.’s first generation of punk rock. That group still reunites from time to time, but Stabb has led other ensembles since G.I.’s original run.

Stabb’s latest project is History Repeated, which was called Sleeper Agent! until recently. At the band’s show Saturday night at Velvet Lounge, he was one part Jello Biafra, one part whirling dervish. Not bad for a dude with five metal plates in his head.

See additional photos from the show here.