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As Jack Propane, Brooklyn-based producer Ryan Caruso takes house and techno music to other worlds. So it’s appropriate that his album released on local experimental/house label Atlantic Rhythms is titled Other Worlds. On the album, Caruso sends listeners on an otherworldly aural journey through his spacey, smooth blend of synthesizers, drum machines, samplers, and sequencers. Other Worlds, according to Caruso, is an exploration of the rough and psychedelic side of house and techno music, with an emphasis on deep synthesized soundscapes. It’s definitely that, but the album also conjures images of sleek futuristic scenes, like something one would find on the soundtracks to Blade Runner 2049 or The Fifth Element. Of course, that’s what good house music should do for listeners. Read more>>> Jack Propane performs at 8 p.m. at Rhizome DC, 6950 Maple St. NW. $10. rhizomedc.org. (Matt Cohen)
If you’re the type that can easily swing an early happy hour, head to Hazel in Shaw. This month the restaurant launched a new “Sticks Till Six” menu of yakitori-inspired skewered bites prices at $3 for one or $10 for four. They’re available Mondays through Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and include duck hearts with yaki sauce, Thai fish cakes with peanuts and nuoc cham, BBQ trumpet mushrooms with smoked soy sauce, and sake-brined chicken thighs with ginger kosho. Pair them with discounted drinks like an $8 spritz of the month or $6 glass of wine. Hazel, 808 V St. NW. (202) 847-4980. hazelrestaurant.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Author Min Jin Lee celebrates the paperback release of her novel Pachinko, a finalist for the National Book Award, with a reading at Politics & Prose at The Wharf. 7 p.m. at 70 District Square SW. Free.
Brooklyn-based married rock duo Spotlights performs at DC9. 8 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $12.
Jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton performs with her band at Blues Alley. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. at 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $30.
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