If rock music has historically been the soundtrack of American adolescence, few have captured that experience with the same endearing perspective as Pennsylvania pop-punk band Weston. Their songs conjure the strife of yesteryear—going steady, varsity sweaters, malt shop romances—filtered through a ’90s slacker diet of Happy Days reruns and multiple viewings of American Graffiti. Weston’s tenure produced a few classic albums, with Got Beat Up being its most widely beloved, before sputtering out following a disastrous major label deal and the late ’90s pop-punk bust. The band has played sporadically since initially re-forming about a decade ago, but their cache has steadily grown because one of its latter-day members is James Alex Snyder, lead singer of The Replacements cover band better known as Beach Slang. This Thursday’s show is made even more notable by the inclusion of Digger, one of Weston’s contemporaries in the Lehigh Valley pop-punk scene who rarely play outside of their hometown. If you want to find me, I’ll be the one in the front of the crowd loudly requesting “I Want My Hat Back.” Some teenage feelings never die. Read more>>> Weston perform with Digger and Latex Generation at 8 p.m. at Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. $17.50–$20. (202) 388-7625. rockandrollhoteldc.com. (Matt Siblo)
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Australian pop singer Troye Sivan performs at The Anthem. 7:30 p.m. at 901 Wharf St. SW. $48.50–$75.
Ryan Speedo Green, bass-baritone winner of the 2018 Marian Anderson Vocal Award, performs at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. 7:30 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. $39.
The National Museum of Natural History opens the exhibition Game Change, a look at shifting public opinions about elephants. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free.
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