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XL Recordings did itself a service when it signed London duo Jungle back in 2014. Jungle dapples you with sunlit, tropical sounds while sharing an energetic live set. Some bands are best experienced in person. Jungle seems to cover that territory with a certain amount of effortless ease that calls back to founders Tom McFarland and Josh Lloyd-Watson’s funky, mid-tempo grooves, which teeter between modern and ’70s-style funk. The duo makes the kind of music that infects your joints, turning your elbows and knees into rhythmic pools. Read more>>> Jungle performs with Makeness at 7 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $25. (202) 265-0930. 930.com. (Jordan-Marie Smith)
Champagne Week kicks off in D.C. today. Celebrate by visiting Macon Bistro & Larder where they’ll be offering a special all week long. Try three different champagnes by the glass for $12 each or order a bottle for $60. Pair both options with a fried chicken dinner. Drumsticks are $3.50 each and sides are $4. The rest of the Champagne Week events can be found here. Macon Bistro & Larder, 5520 Connecticut Ave. NW. (202) 248-7807. maconbistro.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Longtime former Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer stops by Politics and Prose to discuss his latest book about how news is reported today, Overload: Finding the Truth in Today’s Deluge of News. 7 p.m. at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.
Jazz saxophonist Dave Koz continues his 20th anniversary Christmas tour, performing at the Music Center at Strathmore. 8 p.m. at 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. $48–$88.
Rapper and producer Wiki performs at Songbyrd Music House. 8 p.m. at 2477 18th St. NW. $16–$18.
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