City Paper is not for tourists
This November marks the 10th anniversary of Kanye West’s 808s & Heartbreak, a game-changing album that not only unleashed a wave of auto-tuned rap-warblers but also remade the sound of contemporary R&B. For the last few years, a generation of rap-singers have followed Drake and The Weeknd through a door Kanye—and other artists like T-Pain—helped to open. But there’s a quiet storm brewing in R&B, one that returns the genre to its roots. Toronto’s dvsn, the duo of vocalist Daniel Daley and producer Nineteen85, is a key part of this wave, with Daley’s voice powering songs of love and lust, of hook-ups and heartbreak. His vocals are syrup over lush productions that evoke R&B memories but with a modern sheen. Their sound is one familiar to fans of the genre’s ’90s era, with Ginuwine bass lines and Jodeci flavor. Yet, the music is fresh enough to stand on its own. As a bonus, the duo are signed to Drake’s OVO Sound, proving the fellow Toronto native knows R&B talent when he hears it. Read more>>> dvsn perform at 9 p.m. at The Fillmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Sold out. (301) 960-9999. fillmoresilverspring.com. (Chris Kelly)
Bresca is serving a new pasta on the menu that you should run to try before it’s off Chef Ryan Ratino’s ever-changing menu. Smoked paprika pappardelle is swirled with a goat ragu, olive streusel, and smoked goat gouda from the Netherlands. On top, Ratino grates thin wisps of shiso. Try it for $20 on the dinner menu. Bresca, 1906 14th St, NW. (202) 518-7926. brescadc.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
R&B legend Jeffrey Osborne performs at the Birchmere. 7:30 p.m. at 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $79.50.
The Barns at Wolf Trap hosts “1964: The Tribute,” a chance to relive Beatlemania with what Rolling Stone calls “the best Beatles tribute on Earth.” 8 p.m. at 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. $38–$42.
Robert B. Reich, former secretary of labor under Bill Clinton, comes to Sixth & I Historic Synagogue to speak about his latest book, The Common Good, which serves as an argument for how U.S. citizens must be protectors of the common good and fight for America’s soul. 7 p.m. at 600 I St. NW. $18–$45.
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