Thurs., June 13, Inner Circle
Harlow's Restaurant & Nightclub, 9 p.m., $15
Even if your knowledge of reggae only goes as far as Bob Marley, you know at least one Inner Circle song. I'm talking about “Bad Boys,” the famous Cops theme song. In the late 1980s, Inner Circle also penned the hugely successful “Sweat (A La La La La Long)” which, trust me, you've heard before, too. Actually, Inner Circle is a legit Jamaican reggae band. It formed in the late 1960s and made some amazing music in the 1970s that melded reggae, pop, rock and soul. The 1979 hit “Stop Breaking My Heart” is badass. But Inner Circle's musical legacy will forever be associated with cops arresting people. 2708 J Street, www.badboysofreggae.com.