In 2009, Tasmanian guitarist Julien Poulson strolled into a Phnom Penh karaoke bar and heard a Cambodian woman singing Peggy Lee’s mournful ballad “Johnny Guitar.” Poulson, wowed by her talent, asked the singer, Srey Thy, to form a group with him, which soon became known as The Cambodian Space Project. Over eight years, the band has released five albums of classic 1960s Cambodian pop and garage rock covers and fuzz-filled originals. Backed by Poulson’s impressive guitar riffs, it’s Thy’s vocal range that stands out. She conveys plenty of meaning through her tone, even if listeners don’t know the language of her lyrics. Read more >>> The Cambodian Space Project performs at 6 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. (202) 467-4600. kennedy-center.org. (Steve Kiviat)
Bub & Pops is featuring a special sandwich that will wake you up. The Buffalo Chicken Chambers takes the Philly-style sandwich shop’s regular chicken cheesesteak with aged provolone and sautéed onions and adds arugula, tomato, ranch dressing, blue cheese, and a healthy dose of Buffalo sauce. It costs $10 for a half sandwich or $18 for a whole. It will be on the menu for the rest of the week. Bub & Pop’s, 1815 M St. NW. (202) 457-1111. bubandpops.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Singer/songwriterNicole Atkins performs at The Hamilton in support of her new album, Goodnight, Rhonda Lee. 7:30 p.m. at 600 14th St. NW. $15–$30.
English rock band Swervedriver, which hit its peak in the mid-’90s, plays its two best albums, Raise and Mezcal Head, at the Black Cat. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $23–$25.
Mondo Cozmo, the emerging punk songwriter whose song “Shine” has impressed public radio listeners and Spotify playlist-makers alike, plays at U Street Music Hall with Flagship. 7 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $20.
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