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How does a band that was founded in 1974 stay relevant and avoid being looped in with the myriad Baby Boomer nostalgia acts on the touring circuit? For Blondie, the answer has been inverting “listen to your elders” into “listen to your youngers.” The band’s eleventh album, this year’s Pollinator, lives up to its title by crossbreeding Debbie Harry and Chris Stein’s iconic and eclectic sound with a few of the best songwriters in contemporary pop music, some of whom weren’t even born when Blondie broke up in 1982. The album is full of live-wire, dance floor-ready electro-pop that simultaneously jibes with vintage Blondie hits and the retro-futuristic songwriting of Dev Hynes and Charli XCX. Read more >>> Blondie performs with Garbage and Deap Valley at 7:30 p.m. at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. $30–$60. (703) 255-1900. wolftrap.org. (Chris Kelly)
Tonight’s the first night to celebrate Granville Moore’s 10th anniversary. The H Street NE Belgian restaurant will offer $10 pots of mussels through Aug. 10. It’s also debuting a new beer menu and bringing back some classic dishes like a brisket steak and cheese. Granville Moore’s, 1238 H St. NE. (202) 399-2546. granvillemoores.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
The Anacostia Playhouse continues performances of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, the musical play about the life of Billie Holiday. 8 p.m. at 2020 Shannon Place SE. $30–$40.
Singer-songwriters Joshua Radin and Rachel Yamagata share the stage at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue as part of SiriusXM’s Coffee House Live tour. 7:15 p.m. at 600 I St. NW. $29.50–$35.
Author Kathleen Barberreads from Are You Sleeping?, her new thriller about a murder investigation that upsets the victim’s daughter, at Kramerbooks. 6:30 p.m. at 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.
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