- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The avant-garde rockers in the Plastic People of the Universe didn’t set out to form a political band — but when you’re making music in communist Czechoslovakia, it’s difficult not to become one. The group threw secret concerts, endured beatings, spent time in jail and fueled the growth of the dissident Charter 77 movement from which Vaclav Havel emerged and became president of the newly democratic state after the Velvet Revolution. The band performs tonight at 8 at the Black Cat (1811 14th St. NW) with Macitajs on Acid. $15. 202/667-7960. www.blackcatdc.com.

Jenny Mayo

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