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Kate Nash exploded onto the music scene in 2007 with her chart-topping debut album, Made of Bricks. After a decade of being used and abused by the pop machine, the British singer-songwriter is back for more, but this time wielding an impervious cloak of confidence and sass. Her 2018 album, Yesterday Was Forever, brings a teenage girl’s diary to life and colors experiences like heartache, anxiety, and self-esteem challenges with bubbly pop optimism and punk rock girl power. In her live performances and recorded albums, Nash has used the ten years of tumultuous life experience gained since her debut album to empower teenage girls and fellow thirty-somethings. “I wanted people to come to my shows and leave feeling like they could do fucking anything,” Nash said in a recent interview with HuffPost. “I wanted to create this party atmosphere where you can have the best time and feel really free and un-judged for who you are.” Read more>>> Kate Nash performs with Miya Folick at 7 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $25. (202) 265-0930. 930.com. (Casey Embert)


Former U.S. Representative Steve Israel talks about Big Guns, his new book that combines his political insight with humor to create a satire of the gun lobby, at Politics and Prose. 7 p.m. at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.

Blues Alley welcomes soulful Latin jazz artist Louie Cruz Beltran. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. at 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $25.

Washington-born indie rock band Modest Mouse performs with genre-bending outfit Mass Gothic at The Anthem. 8 p.m. at 901 Wharf St. SW. $45–$75.

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