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It’s been five years since Grizzly Bear released their last album, Shields. Since then, the foursome went their separate ways—getting married, getting divorced, having children, living in the wilderness—not sure if or when they would ever make music together again. The Brooklyn-based band of twenty-somethings debuted in 2004 with Horn of Plenty, which paved a distinctive lane in indie rock thanks to its meticulously composed melodies and beautiful, harmonic melancholy that is truly unique to them. Just as organic as the sound they’ve been nurturing for more than a decade now, Grizzly Bear’s highly anticipated reunion with Painted Ruins shows how much, and how little, things have changed. Painted Ruins is a new brand of mysterious and nebulous, much like the anxieties of life that fueled its creation. But, as usual, Grizzly Bear have the visceral craftsmanship that makes dealing with those anxieties sound lovely. Read more>>> Grizzly Bear performs with serpentwithfeet at 8 p.m. at The Anthem, 901 Wharf St. SW. $41–$56. (202) 888-0020. theanthemdc.com. (Casey Embert)
It’s not Tuesday, but it’s still a very important day for tacos. Virginia-based Taco Bamba will be available in the District for the first time when it pops up inside of Del Campo downtown. Try the traditional and modern tacos weekdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting today. They’re typically priced at $3 to $4 per taco and the flavors can be very outside-the-box: think grilled sweetbreads with burnt habanero chimichurri sauce. Taco Bamba at Del Campo, 777 I St. NW. (202) 289-7377. tacobamba.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Religious scholar and CNN host Reza Aslan speaks about his new book, God: A Human History, in which he traces how the idea of a humanized God came about, at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. 7 p.m. at 600 I St. NW. $20.
French trip-hop producer Wax Tailor performs at U Street Music Hall. 7 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $25.
Author Ellen Crosby stops by One More Page Books to chat about her new Wine Country Mystery novel The Vineyard Victims. 7 p.m. at 2200 N. Westmoreland St., No. 101, Arlington. Free.
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