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In 2016, Skepta, the prolific London-based grime artist, was set to begin the North American leg of his “No Fear” tour in support of his fourth studio album, Konnichiwa, when the U.S. denied his work visa, forcing him to cancel his highly anticipated appearances around the country. Oddly enough, while Skepta was denied entry into the U.S., grime, the music he champions, was becoming wildly popular in the country’s hip-hop and dance music underground. Pioneered by artists like Wiley and Dizzee Rascal in London’s forward-thinking rave scene of the early aughts, grime combines influences from U.K. garage, jungle, and Jamaican dancehall. Armed with more confidence than ever, Skepta is back for an ambitious U.S. tour aptly titled “Banned from America.” Read more >>> Skepta performs at 8 p.m. at The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $20. (301) 960-9999. llmoresilverspring.com. (Casey Embert)
Both locations of Burger Tap & Shake bring back their “Keg Killers” events tonight. Starting at 6 p.m. on the first Monday of every month, the burger joints pour $3 drafts until the kegs are tapped. Consider padding your stomach with their burger of the month, an American bison patty with fire roasted chilies, caramelized onions, crispy onions, pepper jack cheese, and chipotle barbecue sauce ($9). Burger Tap & Shake, 2200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW and 4445 Wisconsin Ave. NW. (202) 587-6258. burgertapshake.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
New Zealand-based pop artist Aldous Harding performs at DC9 in support of her latest album, Party. Richmond-based folk-pop ensemble Luray opens the show. 9 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $12.
Lo Moon, a mysterious electronic trio out of L.A., plays the Black Cat Backstage with local duo Nuex. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.
Wear your dancing shoes to the 9:30 Club, where Australian ensemble The Avalanches takes the stage. 8 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $25.
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