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Louis the Child, a quickly rising Chicago dance music duo made up of Robby Hauldren and Freddy Kennett, seemingly gained overnight success after supporting wildly popular fellow EDM duo The Chainsmokers on their 2015 Friend Zone tour. Coupled with a fated shout-out from Taylor Swift, who included their song “It’s Strange” on her mix of songs aptly titled, New Songs That Will Make Your Life More Awesome (I Promise!), it was clear that Louis the Child were destined for some wild nights and big stages. Now, with appearances at jam-packed festivals like Electric Zoo, Coachella, and Mad Decent Block Party under their belt, along with their own headlining tour, the two are focused on creating EDM for their unique niche of fans. Infused with bouncy synths, mid-tempo melodies, and amiable vocals, Louis the Child tap into a largely unexplored corner of popular EDM where optimism and elation dominate the airwaves. Read more>>> Louis the Child perform with Prince Fox and Win & Woo at 10 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $30. (202) 265-0930. 930.com. (Casey Embert)
Jos A. Magnus & Co Distillery in Northeast D.C. got really creative with its October cocktail menu. All of the drinks at the distillery’s Murray Hill Club Bar are inspired by Halloween. Highlights include the Leather Face ($13), with Vigilant Navy Strength Gin, clove, almond, citrus, pineapple, Jailbreak Big Punisher, and black balsam drizzle, and the Hannibal Lecter ($14), with Joseph Magnus Bourbon, maple, lemon, blueberry, egg white, and a Chianti float. The bar is open tonight from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Jos A. Magnus & Co Distillery, 2052 West Virginia Ave. NE. (202) 450-3518. josephmagnus.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Jonathan Eig discusses his new book, a comprehensive biography of Muhammad Ali called Ali: A Life, at Politics and Prose. 7 p.m. at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.
Phil Lesh (best known for his time in The Grateful Dead) & the Terrapin Family Band perform at The Anthem. 7:30 p.m. at 901 Wharf St. SW. $75–$125.
D.C. rock band The Effects perform and celebrate the release of their new record, Eyes to the Light, at Black Cat. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.
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