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The spiritual and avant-garde jazz pioneer Albert Ayler wrote creative pieces of deceptive complexity and cacophony. While his band created quite a sound when it played, the melodies he wrote were crafted in the spirit of front-porch folk songs, inviting every listener in to hum along and feel the force of the music in the room. Creative Healing, a five-piece made up of rising voices in Boston’s creative music scene, tries to fulfill Ayler’s vision. In a mix of free form jazz improvisation, noise rock force, and spoken prose, Creative Healing aims to create music that unites audiences in heart and mind. Read more >>> Creative Healing performs with Layne Garrett/Jenny Moon Tucker/Pony Payroll Bones Trio, Trigger, and Joshua David Hoffman at 8 p.m. at Rhizome DC, 6950 Maple St. NW. $10. rhizomedc.org. (Jackson Sinnenberg)
Fans of D.C.’s signature cocktail, the Rickey, should head to Reliable Tavern tonight for the launch of a pop-up bar called 60 Rickeys. Every Wednesday, from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., six different variations of the Rickey will be served. The pop-up, a collaboration between Reliable Tavern and Republic Kolache and Reliable Tavern, should last about ten weeks. Reliable Tavern, 3655 Georgia Ave. NW. (202) 800-0441. 60rickeys.republic-kolache.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Vermont-based songwriter Henry Jamison performs at Songbyrd Music House with opening act Gracie and Rachel, a duo of California-born New Yorkers. 8 p.m. at 2477 18th St. NW. $12–$14.
Punk pop cover bandGo Mod Go! plays the Black Cat Backstage with local ska band The Captivators. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.
Strathmore hosts its final outdoor concert of the season tonight, a show by jazz vocalist and regional favorite Akua Allrich. 7 p.m. at 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Free.
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