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While you won’t hear the words “Donald Trump” on Humanz—the President’s name has been censored off the fifth album by British “virtual band” Gorillaz—the type of political chaos that he represents looms over the proceedings. As Damon Albarn, Jamie Hewlett, and their collaborators bound between angular hip-house, neon electro-funk, industrial dancehall, and various other permutations on their first album since 2011, the paranoia and claustrophobia of everyday dystopia lurks in every corner. Even if what Vince Staples raps on “Ascension”—“the sky’s falling, baby / Drop that ass ’fore it crash”—is true, Gorillaz is here to help you through the darkness. Read more >>> Gorillaz performs with Vince Staples and Danny Brown at 7:30 p.m. at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. $49.25–$199. (410) 715-5550. merriweathermusic.com. (Chris Kelly)
You can now share 48-ounce pitchers of cocktails on Hazel‘s patio as a ploy to beat the heat. Priced at $32, options include “The Beach Blanket” with tequila, watermelon and strawberry juice, lime, simple syrup, jalapeno, and bitter lemon soda. Then there’s the more simple “Dorothy Malone” with gin, lavender syrup, orange blossom, and lemon. Wine and beer are also available by the pitcher. Hazel, 808 V St. NW. (202) 847-4980. hazelrestaurant.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
It’s a Monday in July, so head north to Fort Reno and listen to sets by local punk duo Teen Mortgage, alternative band Dissonance, and Baltimore-based rock act Tubefreeks. 7 p.m. at 3800 Donaldson Place NW. Free.
There might not be a lot of live theater playing tonight, but you can still catch great drama at the Folger, which broadcasts the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Antony and Cleopatra. 7 p.m. at 201 East Capitol St. SE. $20.
The Moth StorySlam returns to D.C. and invites participants to share true stories from their lives with the audience, this time based around the theme of beauty. 7:30 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $9.99.
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