Eight Gigs: Conflict (UK)
Mon., Oct. 12, Press Club, 8 p.m., $15
South England's Conflict (UK) stormed the scene in 1981 and continues today through the perseverance of singer and activist Colin Jerwood. For most hardcore fans, this punk band practically defined and invented the small subgenre with 1986's The Ungovernable Force. While the band is both ferocious and sloppy at times, its defense of animal rights and anti-war stance has garnered fervent followers who care not about small mistakes in the wake of a meaningful message. If epic revolt songs such as “Meat Means Murder” don't hint at the band's intentions, Colin and company will shove it down your throat at the live show. 2030 P Street, www.facebook.com/CONFLICT-28514492762.