For the people who are from here and have been here for a long time, it’s common knowledge that D.C. has a great music scene. It seems like every week a new band pops up in our fertile scene, creating a powerful, original sound in a scene of powerful, original sounds. One of these is Bacchae, a post-punk quartet that has been on some of the best bills around town in the past year. With their debut record, Down the Drain, out in the world, you can expect to see Bacchae’s name even more, for it’s an album of expertly crafted, catchy post-punk jams that’s sure to catch the ear of anyone who listens. Read more >>> Bacchae performs with Foul Swoops and T-Rextasy at 7:30 p.m. at the Black Cat Backstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $10. (202) 667-4490. blackcatdc.com. (Matt Cohen)
Santa Rosa Taqueria is now open in the former Béarnaise space on Capitol Hill. The restaurant from Chef Spike Mendelsohn serves tacos ($3.50 each or three for $10), bowls, salads, and specialty plates like “Sloppy José” nachos ($10). Drinks include margaritas on tap ($6), beer ($5), and agua frescas ($3). Santa Rosa Taqueria, 315 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. (202) 450-4800. santarosataqueria.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Get funky at Wolf Trap, where the Tedeschi Trucks Band headlines a night of jam bands that also features sets from The Wood Brothers and Hot Tuna. 7 p.m. at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. $30–$80.
Popular memoirist Alexandra Fuller reads from her first novel, Quiet Until the Thaw, which follows two Native American cousins living in South Dakota. 7 p.m. at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.
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