City Paper is not for tourists
When I first heard “Say My Name” earlier this year, it was during a commercial for a product I can’t even recall. I just remember thinking this song was such a bop. Immediately after hearing it, I hit the interwebs to search whatever disjointed lyrics I thought I heard, hoping to find out its name. Luckily, Google was able to decipher my ramblings into results: “Say My Name” by Tove Styrke. I haven’t stopped listening since. It’s an irresistible earworm with its three minutes and 25 seconds of spotless production, bare beat featuring a ukulele riff, and catchy pop refrain. And I wasn’t the only one who loved it—Rolling Stone named it one of the songs of this summer. “Say My Name” was the first single for Styrke’s 2018 album Sway, a short and sweet exercise in romantic pop perfection. Turns out Styrke, an under-the-radar Swedish import, can execute pop music to the high heavens. Must be a Swedish thing. Read more>>> Tove Styrke performs at 8 p.m. at Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. $16–$18. (202) 388-7625. rockandrollhoteldc.com. (Kayla Randall)
OH AND ALSO
The National Gallery of Art presents Rachel Whiteread, the first comprehensive survey of British sculptor Rachel Whiteread featuring some 100 objects, including drawings, photographs, architecture-scaled sculptures, and much more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free.
Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Poland is a performance from pianist and composer Piotr Orzechowski at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.
Songbyrd Music House hosts a music trivia night featuring drinks, eats, and curveball questions about music knowledge. 7 p.m. at 2477 18th St. NW. Free.
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