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Australian singer-songwriter Amy Shark might be in her early thirties, but her music speaks more to the quotidian moments of young love, whether teenaged or twenty-something. Over reverb-heavy guitars and electronic whir and buzz, Shark sings slow-burning ballads full of reflections and realizations about relationships that could have been and never were. While she hasn’t garnered the stateside recognition of a contemporary like Lorde, she’s a hit in her home country: Her dreamy single “Adore” notched second place on the triple j Hottest 100 in 2016. The song is a perfect example of her clever lyricism, in which she reinvents low stakes drama in diaristic detail. Listen to her sing “I kick the gutter in tight shorts, basketball courts. Watch me, watch him talk to girls. I’m known as a right-hand slugger. Anybody else wanna touch my lover?” and try not to imagine the gym class heroes and villains in the teen movie she’s scripting. Read more>>> Amy Shark performs at 7 p.m. at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. $15. (202) 588-1889. ustreetmusichall.com. (Chris Kelly)
OH AND ALSO
Alternative singer-songwriter K.Flay performs at 9:30 Club. 7:30 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $20.
Australia’s contemporary circus ensemble Circa presents “S by Circa,” an acrobatic piece inspired by the curves of the letter, in the group’s first performance at The Music Center at Strathmore. 7:30 p.m. at 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. $28–$68.
With the first day of spring fast approaching, check out the National Postal Museum’s Beautiful Blooms exhibit, which showcases the best stamp art featuring flowering plants and other flora and fauna. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Free.
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