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Last November, Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings celebrated the 20th anniversary of their debut album under Welch’s name, Revival, by releasing Boots No 1: The Official Revival Bootleg. Yet when the storied duo visit The Kennedy Center July 31, they’ll highlight 2011’s The Harrow & The Harvest by playing the whole thing straight through. Why tour behind a record that’s too old to be new and too young to be forgotten? That’s probably the wrong question. Why not? The Harrow & The Harvest is a modern Americana classic. In these songs, you can hear Welch overcome her burdens and relish the valleys for the peaks they lead to. Those feelings are worth hearing live, regardless of timing. Read more >>> Gillian Welch performs at 8 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. $38. (202) 467-4600. kennedy-center.org. (Justin Weber)
Atlanta music duo NAKD performs a free show at Bin 1301 wine bar on U Street tonight. The event begins at 8 p.m. and features all night happy hour pricing on food and drinks, as well as $7 mezcal cocktails. While the event is free, you can register to attend here. Bin 1301, 1301 U St. NW. (202) 506-7716. bin1301dc.com. (Laura Hayes)
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Emerging country vocalist Nikki Lane, who operates in the same circle as artists like Kacey Musgraves and Maren Morris, plays a solo show at The Birchmere. 7:30 p.m. at 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $20.
The latest rock revival, a resuscitated version of Queen fronted by American Idol contestant Adam Lambert, arrives at Verizon Center. 8 p.m. at 601 F St. NW. $69.50–$175.
This year’s Fort Reno season wraps up this week. Tonight, enjoy sets from Numbers Station, Bacchae, and Makeup Girl. Bring friends, bring snacks, but for the love of God, leave the booze at home. 7 p.m. at 3800 Donaldson Place NW. Free.
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