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As cold weather arrives in D.C. this year, it brings with it more chances to get cozy. Luckily, guitar demi-gods Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile have teamed up for one of the coziest albums of the year, Lotta Sea Lice. The winding, laid-back vibes of Vile feel like a thick blanket to wrap up in, and Barnett’s Australian twang adds the crackle and burn of a warm hearth. On “Continental Breakfast,” Vile and Barnett go back and forth about “intercontinental friendships” and the sense of home they create on the road. Its accompanying video collects scenes of the duo enjoying a perfect late summer day lounging around, chatting, and going bowling. It’s charming and welcoming in such a way that you wish you could dive through the screen and join them. Read more>>> Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile perform at 8 p.m. at The Anthem, 901 Wharf St. SW. $46–$76. (202) 888-0020. theanthemdc.com. (Justin Weber)
Laoban Dumplings is now open in Foggy Bottom serving two kinds of dumplings and a cucumber salad. Order a set of six dumplings for $10 in either the pork cilantro or “Livin’ on the Vedge” vegetarian flavor that includes bok choy, shiitake mushrooms, scallions, and a chili crisp. Laoban Dumplings is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week. Laoban Dumplings, 2000 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. laobandumplings.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Actor and comedian Denis Leary stops by Sixth & I Historic Synagogue to discuss his new book, Why We Don’t Suck: And How All of Us Need to Stop Being Such Partisan Little Bitches. 7 p.m. at 600 I St. NW. $20.
The Mountain Goats return to 9:30 Club for a second night of indie folk jams. 8:15 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $36.
Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and composer Dhani Harrison, the son of George Harrison, performs at U Street Music Hall. 7 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $20.
Garage punk group and self-proclaimed “world’s best American band” White Reaper perform at Rock & Roll Hotel. 8 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $18.
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