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It’s not that hard to wrap your head around The Shirks, the band plays a classic strand of super-thrashy garage-punk that doesn’t need much explaining. But it sure is hard to find out anything about them; things like when the band is playing, where to get its records, or whether The Shirks have any records to begin with. The band’s policy of non-participation in the world-wide web makes it slightly elusive. They are not on Myspace, nor are they on Youtube-able. So let this blog entry stand as one of the few google-able documents that tells you, yeah, The Shirks are worth seeking out. And, to be more specific, you can see them play this Sunday at Black Cat.

Also, if you’re sick of this whole “hope” fad that’s been so popular as of late, The Shirks new single, DC is Doomed,—available at local records stores and also here—might be worth checking out as well.

The Shirks w/ The Ladies, Pizza
Sunday 3/8 @ Black Cat, $8, 9 pm.
1811 14th St. NW