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A couple years ago, Rockville’s Hotspur was the subject of an award-winning City Paper cover story about the difficulties of making a living as a musician. Last Friday, the band played its first headlining show at the 9:30 Club, at the top of a bill featuring a slew of up-and-coming local pop-rock groups. More photos after the jump and at the full gallery.

D.C.’s No Second Troy were next on the bill:

Northern Virginia’s versatile Margot MacDonald played second with her electric rock group:

Another NoVA band, Boys Will Be Boys opened the night:

Full gallery here.