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About 50 seconds into Girlpool’s sophomore album, Powerplant, best friend duo Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad abandon their usual deadpan, guitar-driven harmonies and explode into drum-banging female angst. The two self-proclaimed soulmates have been making DIY lo-fi indie music together since high school, and 2017’s Powerplant marks a significant emotional evolution for the duo. Together they perfectly harmonize on poetic ruminations about toxic relationships, debilitating vulnerabilities, and the frustration that comes with trying to figure out the meaning of life as twenty-somethings. It makes sense that the pair amped up the volume: These are feelings that warrant a bigger and louder sound. So with heavy-hitting percussion, punchy one-liners, and practically telepathic harmony, Girlpool created a sound that can nearly drown out the rest of the world. Read more>>> Girlpool performs at 7:30 p.m. at Black Cat, 1811 14th St NW. $16–$18. (202) 667-4490. blackcatdc.com. (Casey Embert)
Tonight EatBar on Barracks Row is celebrating International Clash Day with a cocktail battle that kicks off at 7 p.m. EatBar’s own Brian McGahey will square off against Occidental‘s Frankie Jones and Buffalo & Bergen‘s Gina Chersevani, with each making a drink available for purchase. One dollar of each cocktail sold will go to D.C.’s Immigrant Justice Legal Services Grant Fund. EatBar, 415 8th St. SE. (202) 847-4827. eat-bar.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Bestselling Belgian-Canadian singer Lara Fabian performs at the Warner Theatre. 8 p.m. at 513 13th St. NW. $76–$326.
The Great Society, Robert Schenkkan’s play about President Lyndon B. Johnson‘s struggle to lead a divided America, maintain his relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King, and pass ambitious social policy, continues its run at Arena Stage. 7:30 p.m. at 1101 6th St. SW. $66–$81.
Indie rockers Dry Country perform at DC9. 10 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $10.
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