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Urban Verbs: Back for One Night Only

Urban Verbs performing at the 9:30 Club.
Avie Schneider/NPR
Urban Verbs performing at the 9:30 Club.

In the late 1970s, D.C.-based band Urban Verbs was snapped up by a major label to become the "next big thing" in the burgeoning New Wave scene. It was a demo tape produced by Brian Eno that got them the attention of Warner Bros. However, after two albums, the label unceremoniously dropped Urban Verbs and the band broke up soon thereafter. This weekend, the band reunites for one show only at the 9:30 Club. Guest host Guy Raz speaks with the original members.

Hear the concert below.

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