The Rock & Roll Hotel will host D.C.’s second John Stabb benefit show Sept. 23, according to organizer Marc Ganancias, and will feature the bands Pup Tent, L.O.J., Alive At Last, No Image, 76% Uncertain, and Government Re-Issue (including Stabb, Tom Lyle, William Knapp and Brian Baker).
Stabb, the former frontman of the D.C. punk band Government Issue, was attacked near his Burtonsville, MD home at about 10:30 p.m. on July 17 and sustained three facial fractures, two broken bones, a broken nose and four and a half hours of surgery. He now has five metal plates in his head and braces. He estimates his medical costs will be several thousand dollars. Proceeds from the concert will contribute to those costs.
The Velvet Lounge hosted the first Stabb benefit Aug. 10 and featured Dave Smalley, frontman of punk bands DYS, Dag Nasty, and Down by Law, along with Pup Tent, Lorelei, and the Saviours.