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The music of PUP sounds like what would happen if you grew up on pop-punk and then fell in love with Fucked Up, the musically developed Toronto hard-core band that hits as hard as any group in the last two decades. As a result, in PUP’s songs, “woah-ohh” bridges and verses accompany frantic hardcore drumming. Shouted vocals come over screaming fast guitar riffs, and all of it builds and feeds on a fun, lovable energy that calls for tapping, dancing, moshing, screaming, or jumping—anything to match the spirit of Stefan Babcock, the lead singer. Read more >>> PUP performs with Prawn at 8 p.m. at Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. Sold out. (202) 388-7625. rockandrollhoteldc.com. (Kevin Carty)
The City Dogs Rescue & City Kitties 2017 online auction is live and includes a bevy of restaurant-related auction prizes, including gift certificates to DGS Delicatessen, All Purpose, Ambar, ANXO Cidery & Pintos Bar, Buredo, Buttercream Bakeshop, Mandu, and many more. Bid now through May 22 to help save dogs and cats from overcrowded kill shelters. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
L.A.-based DJ and producer Doorly takes the stage at U Street Music Hall with Hogan b2b Bortz, Ciconte, and Colin Jeske vs Captain Carlos. 10 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $10.
Whores, a rock trio from Atlanta, performs at DC9 with opening acts Wrong and Bummer. 7:30 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $12–$14.
Former CIA officer John Kiriakou, who served a prison sentence after revealing that the CIA tortured Al Qaeda prisoners, recounts his experience in his new memoir Doing Time Like a Spy. He reads from it at Kramerbooks. 6:30 p.m. at 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.
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