Arts Desk

ToDo ToDay: Refused Are Fucking Undead

Sweden’s Refused is gigging again, 14 years after putting out a record so slept on that Pitchfork neglected to review it in 1998, but handed down a 9.4 rating for its 2010 reissue. The Shape of Punk to Come is what makes a Refused reunion show so exciting: It’s a massively influential work that hasn’t been properly fleshed out live. The fiery anarchists flamed out months after its release; Harrisonburg, Va., was the site of their final battle in 1998, and the cops shut down that show after four songs. Nerds remember Explosions in the Sky’s perfect score for Friday Night Lights, but the catharsis of the Texas 5A state-title throwdown was forged from Refused’s “New Noise.” It’s game time. READ MORE >> Refused performs with Off! at 8 p.m. at Fillmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $30.fillmoresilverspring.com. (301) 960-9999. (Ramon Ramirez)

EAT THIS

Start the week off with class (and a glass) by going to a wine and cheese tasting at Seasonal Pantry. Cheesemonger Carolyn Stromberg of The Cheese Course will introduce you to six cheese and three wines from the coasts and islands of Spain, France, and Italy. The class is $49, but hey, that’s far cheaper than a plane ride to the Mediterranean. Spots are running low, so RSVP beforehand. The class runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Seasonal Pantry,1314 ½ Ninth Street NW; (202) 713-9866; info@cheese-course.com; seasonalpantry.com. (Stephanie Haven)

OH AND ALSO

Space-poppers Cigarbox Planetarium share space with Alma Tropicalia, who play classics of Brazilian pysch-pop, at Fort Reno at 7 p.m. Free.

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