Grogan Social Scene at Lamont Street Collective Saturday, June 28

The Lamont Street Collective may be struggling to maintain residence in its current home, but the Mount Pleasant group house hasn’t cut back on its 39-year-strong support for local artists. Its summer bash features three beers from local brewer Kyle Gildea, artwork created by local painter and illustrator LA Johnson, and live music from indie-folk groups Peyote Pilgrim and Grogan Social Scene. With their sing-along choruses and swaying violin solos, frontman Thomas Grogan and company’s songs create the ideal soundtrack for a summer gathering at a pseudo-socialist group house; it’s hard not to imagine guests joining in like they’re at a campfire. The band will debut tracks from its forthcoming album, including the uplifting “Whatever It Is.” “Whatever it is you need to tell yourself to help you close your eyes at night, I hope comes true,” Grogan sweetly sings on the chorus. As the collective faces an uncertain future, that sentiment ought to be appreciated. Grogan Social Scene performs with Peyote Pilgrim at 8 p.m. at Lamont Street Collective, 1822 Lamont St. NW. Donations collected at the door. lamontstreetcollective.net.

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