A quick news bite from our friends over at the Washington City Paper: long-broken-up and heroic local rock band The Dismemberment Plan is reuniting for a concert fundraiser that will take place on Saturday, April 28 at the Black Cat.
The concert will benefit Callum Robbins, the 1-year-old son of local musicians J. and Janet Robbins. Callum suffers from Spinal Muscular Atrophy, and in the past few months, the local music community has come together to help support his family and raise funds for the necessary treatment.
If you haven't heard of them, The Dismemberment Plan was one of DC's best-loved bands before they broke up a few years ago. Their dance-rock drew heavily from the sounds of local punk acts like Fugazi and Jawbox, but also brought a frenetic, melodic element to their sound. Their live shows are hilarious and high-energy; frontman Travis Morrison, who now performs as a solo act, is one of the most charismatic frontmen I've had the pleasure of seeing in concert.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 5 p.m. via Ticketmaster. They cost $15, and all proceeds will go to the Robbins family.