There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
For much of his decade-plus career, the rallying cry of Gucci Mane fans has been “Free Gucci!” The exploits of the Atlanta trap-rap pioneer have often led to incarceration, but thanks to his prodigious talents, he hasn’t stopped producing music, even while he was behind bars. (During his last two-year stint, he released more than two dozen mixtapes.) Gucci has been home since last May and he got back to work immediately, recording Everybody Looking in less than a week, rapping “I can’t even sleep, I got so much to say” on the album’s opening track. Read more >>> Gucci Mane performs with Playboi Carti and Dreezy at Echostage, 2135 Queens Chapel Road NE. $48.40–$147. (202) 503-2330. echostage.com. (Chris Kelly)
Kyirisan in Shaw now offers happy hour weekdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the bar. Specials include half-price wings, plus $3 shochu and Sapporo, $6 Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale and wines on draft, and three different $6 cocktails. One of the discounted cocktails, “Natto Umami’s Lemonade,” includes natto (fermented soy beans), gin, lemon, and roasted black peppercorn. Kyirisan, 1924 8th St. NW. (202) 525-2942. kyirisandc.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
The popular party music providers of Balkan Beat Box perform at 9:30 Club with funky local DJ Christine Moritz. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $25.
New Orleans-based rock duo Generationals plays the Black Cat mainstage with Psychic Twin, a pop act working in Brooklyn. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $15–$17.
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