Friday July 29




$15 Mainstage / Doors at 8:00


The Suspects were easily the most relevant DC punk band of the nineties- if you lived here and went to live shows, you were probably a fan.

The band gained an impressive following up and down the East Coast with a raw mix of harDCore and British influenced punk supported by energetic live performances. Releasing two EP's and two full-lengths on their own Torque Records, they were a cornerstone of a scene that continues to thrive today. Their music bridged the gap between the legendary eighties Dischord scene and the diverse punk subsets of the 2000s, consequently providing a soundtrack for the lives of countless mohawked outcasts.

Formed in 1993, The Suspects were founded by drummer Kent Stax (of SCREAM) alongside guitarist Bryan Harbin, bassist Chris Condayan and singer Brian Gayton. Twenty-three years later, this original lineup (with the addition of longtime fan & friend T.J. on second guitar) returns to the Black Cat to celebrate the reissue of their seminal debut record Voice of America a joint release by Grave Mistake Records (Richmond) and Six Feet Under Records (Philly).