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Hamilton Leithauser’s rock scream and pop croon have been on display since the early 2000s, most notably with The Walkmen, but it sounds best on the 2016 album I Had a Dream that You Were Mine, a collaboration with ex-Vampire Weekend musician Rostam Batmanglij. The songwriting and stellar instrumentation perfectly showcase Leithauser’s gravelly vocals. The catchy “A 1000 Times” starts off with him trilling delicately before he shifts into a raspier, yearning tone. . Rostam and the string section won’t be at 9:30 Club, but hometown guy Leithauser, who went to St. Albans School in D.C., will be, and his adept skills can still capture the spirit of these intricate compositions. Read more>>> Hamilton Leithauser performs at 7 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $25. (202) 265-0930. 930.com. (Steve Kiviat)
With the love of the islands in mind, D.C. tiki bar Archipelago will hold a fundraiser tonight for those impacted by Hurricane Maria in St. John. The bar will donate 10 percent of all food and drink sold, plus $2 from every Painkiller cocktail to the St. John Community Foundation. Visit the bar tonight from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Archipelago, 1201 U St. NW. (202) 627-0794. archipelagobardc.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
The Joy Luck Club author Amy Tan reads from her new memoir, Where the Past Begins, at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. 7 p.m. at 600 I St. NW. $18–$45.
Rock favorite LCD Soundsystem performs at The Anthem. 8 p.m. at 901 Wharf St. SW. $61.75–$81.75.
The Black Cat Backstage welcomes Sudanese-American Afrofuturist musician Sinkane. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $18.
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