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Best of Arlington 2020

Curtis Knocking

Local Band

Zeke Gladstone, guitar; Gary Stein, bass; Doug Sharpe, keyboard; and Dave Signori, drums. Photo by Erick Gibson

You needn’t score tickets to a Don Henley or Sheila E. concert to catch a drumstick-wielding lead singer—look no further than Dave Signori of Curtis Knocking, a McLean-based cover band. The name is a nod to a Fast Times at Ridgemont High scene, but don’t expect to hear a slew of ’80s pop treasures at their shows; this foursome has a thing for straight-up rock, from the Beatles to Bruce (with a few original tunes in the mix). Find the band—which also sponsors a McLean Little League team each year—blazing through “Blister in the Sun” or “Me and Bobby McGee” at Ragtime, Cowboy Cafe or another rollicking bar scene near you. –Eliza Berkon


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