There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
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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