The Evens are a Washington, D.C. indie-rock duo, comprising partners Ian MacKaye (of Fugazi, formerly of Minor Threat) and Amy Farina (formerly of The Warmers). After Ian MacKaye's band Fugazi entered a hiatus, the Evens played a few shows and recorded a self-titled album, released in March 2005 on MacKaye's label, Dischord Records. The Evens are known for their unusual choices in venues for performances and the stylistic change from what many have dubbed the "D.C." or "Dischord" sound. The Washington Post has described the sound as "what happens when post-hardcore becomes post-post-hardcore." Both MacKaye and Farina have a lot of history attributed to Fort Reno, as both have played and attended numerous concerts at the park.

2012 lineup