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Some artists retreat to a quiet cabin in the mountains or a secluded studio space by the beach to create their next piece of work. Tennis, the husband and wife duo of Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley, prefer to take to the high seas. They sailed the Atlantic for their 2011 debut album, Cape Dory, and returned to the water again for their fourth full-length album, Yours Conditionally, as they sailed the Sea of Cortez off the coast of Mexico. They had no phone service, no Wi-Fi, and slept in two-hour shifts. “So it really felt lonely,” Moore told NPR. “I think it just did really interesting things to our psyche.” As a result, Yours Conditionally is a warm, ’70s pop-studded ode to all-consuming love, tender feminism, and the complexities of the creative self. Read more>>> Tennis perform with Overcoats at 7 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $20. (202) 265-0930. 930.com. (Casey Embert)
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At night new coffee shop Little Pearl from the same team behind Rose’s Luxury and Pineapple & Pearls turns into a charming wine bar with interesting bites and sips. The transformation happens at 5:30 p.m. Don’t miss the okonomiyaki spring roll ($8) that’s modeled off of a popular Japanese street snack or the bulb of smoked onion dip served with crisps ($9). Most wines by the glass are priced at $10-$17. Little Pearl, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, (202) 618-1868, littlepearldc.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Singer-songwriter, producer, and electronic indie musician Toro y Moi performs at Flash. 10 p.m. at 645 Florida Ave. NW. $20–$30.
Rock group Bitter Medicine performs at DC9. 8 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $8.
National Theatre presents dancer and choreographer Travis Wall‘s dance show Shaping Sound After The Curtain. 7:30 p.m. at 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $45–$90.
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