When Noah Lennox isn’t creating lush, experimental pop music with his band, Animal Collective, he’s likely creating similarly nebulous soundscapes via his own solo endeavor under the adorable moniker Panda Bear. In January, Lennox released his third Panda Bear EP, A Day with the Homies, a five-track recording available exclusively on vinyl. A Day with the Homies was written during the yearlong tour for Animal Collective’s latest full-length album, Painting With. From the tour bus to the hotel room, Lennox summoned colorful sketches and atmospheric melodies in unconventional spaces, generating a mysterious minimalism and a pointed feeling of wanting more. “They feel really kind of simple to me. Really basic in a way, almost like there’s sections of the songs missing,” Lennox said in an interview with Missoulian, a mere four hours after he wrapped up the album. “But that’s something I like about dub music.” Read more>>> Panda Bear performs with Geologist at 7 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $25. (202) 265-0930. 930.com. (Casey Embert)
OH AND ALSO
Author Rachel Kushner stops by Politics and Prose to discuss her new book, The Mars Room, told from the perspective of several different characters in and related to a women’s prison. 7 p.m. at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.
British indie rock band The Sherlocks perform at DC9. 8 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $10–$12.
The National Air and Space Museum continues its run of “The Barmecide Feast,” a full-scale reflection of the neo-classical hotel room from the penultimate scene of 2001: A Space Odyssey. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Independence Avenue and 6th Street SW. Free.
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