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Bad Brains

Punk

Washington DC

4575
Bad Brains is an American punk band formed in Washington, D.C., in 1977. They are widely regarded as among the pioneers of hardcore punk, though the band's members objected to this term to describe their music. They are also an adept reggae band, while later recordings featured elements of other genres. Originally formed as a jazz fusion ensemble under the name Mind Power, Bad Brains developed a very fast and intense punk rock sound which came to be labeled "hardcore punk," and was often played more emphatically than the music of their peers. The unique factor of the band's music was the fact that they played more complex rhythms than that of other hardcore punk bands, also adapting non-punk style guitar riffs and solos into their songs. The band's classic and current lineup is singer H.R. (Human Rights), guitarist Dr. Know, bassist Darryl Jenifer and drummer Earl Hudson, H.R.'s younger brother.

Time

Wednesday March 16

10:40PM

Venue

Emo's Main Room

All Ages

603 Red River St

Online

badbrains.com

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