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Dismemberment Plan Reunites!

The Dismemberment Plan is back! WaPo's Chris Richards reports that the great D.C. indie rockers are reuniting this January for a minitour, right around the time they'll rerelease their classic 1999 album Emergency & I album on Barsuk. There's no new album in the works, or anything like that, the Plan's bassist Eric Axelson tells Richards—at least yet.

The band, which broke up in 2003 and reunited for two shows in 2007, has two D.C. dates lined up—curiously, one's at the Black Cat on Jan. 21, and the other the next night at the 9:30 Club. Opt for the former if you can, and witness the band in its natural habitat. (I saw the band I don't-know-how-many-times, and it's always at its best at the 14th and S venue.)

At TBD, Andrew Beaujon collects his favorite D-Plan songs. My favorite show was probably in late 2002 at the Black Cat, with Ms. Spice opening. I only made it on stage during "Ice of Boston" (as is tradition) once, at one of the 2007 reunion shows, and I was perilously close to stepping on guitarist Jason Caddell's pedals. He actually bent down—midsong—and moved my leg several inches.

The January tour also includes dates in Philly, Boston, and New York. Click Track has the full deets. There's also an update on D-Plan's website. UPDATE: Black Cat tickets go on sale Friday. They'll go quickly.

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