Teen Cobra
Courtesy of Henry Dotson.

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Teen Cobra/Bad Candy

D.C.-based lo-fi punk rock duo Teen Cobra is playing a show to celebrate the launch of Bad Candy, a new art gallery in the Brookland neighborhood. Teen Cobra, a husband-wife duo, hits like a quarter-stick of dynamite at their live shows, packing more punch into each minute-long-song than most contemporary rock bands could stomp and clap at in an hour. Their all-ages show at Bad Candy will be a two act performance. Act one is entitled “Teen Candy;” act two: “Bad Cobra.” We’re as perplexed as you are on that front, but all will allegedly be explained in a detailed playbill distributed on the night of. While you’re there, be sure to check out the Sugar Rush exhibition, a showcase of emerging D.C. artists that will run through July. Going forward, Bad Candy will continue to host art shows every two weeks, featuring pop-ups and live music. According to SecretDC, the gallery will also host “Sweet Saturday” events to showcase reasonably priced original art, apparel, prints, photography, and more. This artist-owned gallery is not intended to be some elitist enclave where American Psychos come to flash business cards and outbid each other on rare paintings. Instead, it hopes to be an inclusive hub for the creatives and art lovers of the DMV. Teen Cobra plays at 7 p.m. on July 24 at Bad Candy, 3508 12th St. NE. The gallery is open Thursday through Sunday, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. badcandy.us. $10.