Mon, Dec 10th, NOFX
Ace of Spades, 6:30 p.m., $25
NOFX is not new to the punk party. After 25 years, the fast-paced, hook-conscious skate-punk band from California is showing newer indie punks what's up. Its latest LP, Self Entitled, marks NOFX's 12th studio album—not counting compilations and band members' side projects. With a catalog full of songs about everything from humor to heartache, the group's three-chord riffs never get old. Fat Mike—NOFX vocalist and bassist, and founder of the Fat Wreck Chords label—is pretty much punk royalty. Anything goes during live shows, including stage dives and tequila shots. Be prepared to bop up and down all night long. Chuck Taylors are encouraged. 1417 R Street, www.nofxofficialwebsite.com.