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Live Mountain Goats shows are bigger than ever—literally—with multi-instrumentalist Matt Douglas bringing bandleader John Darnielle’s more vibrant songs to life. Darnielle, despite being a beloved songwriter for more than two decades, continues to ascend the ladder of superstardom. Just this year he’s released his second novel, Universal Harvester, and his latest Mountain Goats record, Goths, and his classic 2002 album All Hail West Texas is at the center of a new podcast, I Only Listen To The Mountain Goats, in which Welcome to Night Vale creator Joseph Fink interviews him about the record as bands cover its songs. Yet, Darnielle is as down-to-earth as ever. The spirit that makes him so beloved, the way he connects with listeners ,and his unequivocal advocacy for equality, reproductive justice, and compassion, never gets lost, no matter how much success he and his band achieve. Read more>>> The Mountain Goats perform at 7 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $36. (202) 265-0930. 930.com. (Justin Weber)
Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken is dishing out its November doughnut flavors. Highlights include a carrot cake doughnut with vanilla glaze and piped vanilla cream cheese frosting ($3.10); bourbon butter pecan with a bourbon butterscotch glaze, butterscotch drizzle, and bourbon candied pecans ($3.25); and a hot chocolate doughnut with hot chocolate pastry cream, hot chocolate glaze, and a house-made marshmallow fluff topping ($3.25). Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken, 1308 G St. NW. (202) 809-5565. astrodoughnuts.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Authors Chris Myers Asch and George Derek Musgrove speak about their joint book Chocolate City, a history of race in D.C., at Busboys and Poets‘ 14th and V location. 7 p.m. at 2021 14th St. NW. Free.
Rock supergroup Mister Heavenly, featuring members of Islands and Cold War Kids, performs at Black Cat Backstage. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $15.
Norwegian singer/songwriter Susanne Sundfør performs at the Hamilton. 7:30 p.m. at 600 14th St. NW. $15–$17.
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