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Beauty and doom metal don’t often go hand in hand, but Little Rock, Arkansas’, Pallbearer have perfected a formula that marries the two. Following their outstanding 2012 debut, Sorrow and Extinction, the band has consistently pushed its Sabbath-y sound into new territories without watering down its core strengths, a difficult balancing act (see: current-era Mastodon) within metal’s rigid template. Heartless, the band’s latest, finds them pushing things into prog-ish territory without succumbing to the pompous silliness often associated with the genre. Read more >>> Pallbearer performs with Inter Arma and Gatecreeper at 8 p.m. at Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. $16–$18. (202) 388-7625. rockandrollhoteldc.com. (Matt Siblo)
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District Distilling is celebrating its new gin, WildJune, all month long. The highly botanical spirit made with wild juniper will be showcased in an array of cocktails including the “14 Shades of Grey” with the WildJune gin, Pimms, St. Germain, lavender bitters, Earl Grey syrup, lemon, and cucumber. Throughout the month they’ll also be selling a cocktail kit so you can make gin and tonics at home. The bar opens tonight at 4 p.m. District Distilling Co., 1414 U St. NW. (202) 629-3787. district-distilling.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Richard Lloyd, a founding member of ’70s rock band Television, plays a solo show at the Black Cat Backstage with local opening act Dot Dash. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $12.
Emerging pop singerAmy Shark takes the stage at DC9 with Surf Rock Is Dead. 9 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $14.
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