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If we take Single Mothers’ singer Drew Thomson at face value when he bellows “you’ve got to write about what you know,” it’s hard to think of a more apt title for the band’s debut album than Negative Qualities. The Ontario punk band traffics in the kind of mean-spirited, self-satisfied snark that has been the genre’s lifeblood since the very beginning, targeting everything from smug, hipster intellectuals (“Marbles”) to its own soon-to-be waning indie cache (“High Speed”). In Trump’s America, it’s nice to have a pessimistic option for the days when we don’t feel like going high and would rather go low. Read more>>> Single Mothers performs with Touché Amoré and Gouge Away at 7 p.m. at Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NW. $15. (202) 388-7625. rockandrollhoteldc.com(Matt Siblo)


Espita Mezcaleria just introduced eight fall cocktails that sound enticing. Beverage director Megan Barnes says they’re incorporating ingredients from Europe and Asia to reflect Mexico’s diverse populations. The drinks include the “Hombre Sin Nombre” with mezcal, Cocchi Americano, pear, Suze, and mint ($13) and the “Los Olvidados” with Espadin, aged cachaça, plum wine, allspice dram, and Corazón bitters ($13). The bar also just introduced four new mezcal flights priced from $25 to $35. Espita Mezcaleria, 1250 9th St. NW. (202) 621-9695. espitadc.com. (Laura Hayes)


The entire A$AP Mob storms the Echostage along with Atlanta rapper Key!. 7 p.m. at 2135 Queens Chapel Rd. NE. $58. 

Folk duo Mandolin Orange performs at 9:30 Club. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $25.

Much-loved UK trio Saint Etienne shows out at U Street Music Hall. 7 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $30.

Smithsonian Associates presents Fred Astaire: Dancing with Genius, a look at the life of the legendary dancer, singer, and actor, at the Hirshhorn. 6:45 p.m. at 7th St. and Independence Ave. SW. $45.

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