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Katie Von Schleicher can be a bummer, but at least she still has a sense of humor. After all, she named her latest album Shitty Hits and described it as “good-time songs you can have a bad night with … the songs are terrible and absolutely have to be this loud.” Based in Brooklyn but raised in the Baltimore suburbs (Pasadena, Maryland, to be exact), the singer-songwriter is a master of not just self-deprecation but also of indie pop-rock that is baroque in its doom and gloom. She’s also a multi-instrumentalist who often contributes vocals, guitar, piano, synthesizer and drums to her songs, a fact she toyed with on the very-Von Schleicher “Life’s A Lie.” “I want to hire you and save your place in my band and I’ll take you around then,” she sings, her voice heavy with knowing melodrama, “But I’m a fraud and I know I can’t do it alone, I’m alone, I’m a loner.” Read more>>> Katie Von Schleicher performs at 8 p.m. at DC9, 1940 9th St. NW. $10–$12. (202) 483-5000. dcnine.com. (Chris Kelly)
OH AND ALSO
Motown The Musical, featuring more than 40 classic songs, highlights the true story of Motown founder Berry Gordy at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap. 8 p.m. at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. $30–$85.
Garage rock and psychedelic pop project The Beginner’s Mynd performs at Black Cat. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.
D.C. electronic funk and hip-hop blending band Dr. Badlove and the Remedies performs at the Anacostia Arts Center. 7 p.m. at 1231 Good Hope Road SE. Free.
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