SahBabii’s music is all about juxtaposition. The 20-year-old upstart from Atlanta, by way of Chicago, is another half-singing, half-rapping vocalist in the Young Thug mold. His light-hearted melodies belie his gun-toting, sexplicit lyrics, and his beats mix trap’s trunk-rattling bass with twinkling video game synthesizers. Call it hip-hop hypnagogia. He is destined to frustrate hip-hop purists who measure talent in metaphors, similes, and syllables per bar, but he knows how to set a mood: His breakthrough single, “Pull Up Wit Ah Stick,” is upbeat and euphoric, pairing lyrics about automatic rifles with coos and improvised bird calls. Read more >>> SahBabii performs at 7 p.m. at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. $15. (202) 588-1889. ustreetmusichall.com. (Chris Kelly)
Kick off DC Beer Week at Roofers Union. They’re hosting a “kick the keg” charity event starting tonight at 6 p.m. Each of six breweries will provide a keg, and the first brewery’s keg to kick wins. Drafts will be available for $7 each. The participating breweries are 3 Stars, DC Brau, Hellbender, Right Proper, Bluejacket, and Atlas Brew Works. A portion of proceeds will be donated to charities chosen by each brewery. Roofers Union, 2446 18th St. NW. (202) 232-7663. roofersuniondc.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
After nearly 30 years, MetroStage brings back The Wizard of Hip, Thomas W. Jones II‘s musical about a man who wanders the world in search of his purpose and what’s hip. 8 p.m. at 1201 North Royal Street, Alexandria. $55.
Mystery Friends, a local dance rock quartet, performs at Rock & Roll Hotel with opening acts Breakfast. and Queue. 8 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $12.
Puerto Rican rapper Residente takes the stage at the Howard Theatre. A free afterparty follows the show. 9 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $45–$65.
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