For eight years, Nagual have taken listeners on aural journeys that span numerous styles and sounds. The duo of jazz and experimental percussionist Ian McColm and guitarist David Shapiro, which formed in Oberlin, Ohio, in 2010 (McColm now calls D.C. home and is a crucial participant in the city’s experimental music community), have released a swath of trance-inducing drone records throughout their tenure as a band. Each album is more meditative and introspective than the last, as they push the boundaries of sound through guitars and a swath of effects pedals. On their last release, II, a collaborative tape with experimental musician Stefan Christensen, the three players manipulate squealing feedback from distortion pedals, sending listeners into a different astral plane. Both McColm and Shapiro are accomplished musicians on their own, but together they push each other’s musical abilities to far-out territories. Read more>>> Nagual perform at 8 p.m. at Rhizome DC, 6950 Maple St. NW. $10. rhizomedc.org. (Matt Cohen)
Bibiana has a new weeknight special to take advantage of. New Executive Chef Loris Navone is serving a “seven bowls” menu weekdays from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the restaurant’s 12-seat bar for $12 each. They include polenta with wild mushrooms, cheese fonduta, and rosemary; arrabbiata with penne pasta, tomato, pepperoncini, and parmesan; and a traditional Tuscan soup with bread and parsley. Customers can opt to add a choice of a soft drink, iced tea, or featured glass of Italian wine for $5. Bibiana, 1100 New York Ave. NW, (202) 216-9550, bibianadc.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Award-winning blues guitarist Duke Robillard performs at Blues Alley. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. at 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $25.
Former Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta cast member and R&B star K. Michelle performs at the Fillmore Silver Spring. 8 p.m. at 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $43.
Author Brittney Cooper chats with journalist Damon Young about Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower, her new book about how black women’s rage can be used to fuel political and personal accomplishments, at Politics and Prose. 7 p.m. at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.
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