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With a name so off-putting, it’s easy to dismiss Awful Records. But the Atlanta-based art collective and label shouldn’t be taken lightly. For a few years, the 19-deep clique of rappers, singers, producers, and artists has made some of the most vital, influential hip-hop, R&B, electronic, and pop music in America, even if its members haven’t become household names. One member who could change all that is KeithCharles Spacebar, a rapper-producer who best distills the Awful sound and style: equal parts raunchy and romantic, sinister and sultry, and, most of all, unafraid to take chances and buck trends. Read more >>> KeithCharles Spacebar performs with Ethereal and Nappy Nappa at 8:30 p.m. at Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe, 2477 18th St. NW. $12–$15. (202) 450-2917. songbyrddc.com. (Chris Kelly)
Swiss restaurant Stable is now open on H Street NE. For the ultimate seasonal dish, try the spring risotto with asparagus, peas, Morel mushrooms, and preserved lemon ($21). Another standout is the Veal Zürich Style with potato rösti and champignons cream sauce ($27). The restaurant is open tonight from 5:30-10 p.m. Stable, 1324 H St. NE. (202) 733-4604. stabledc.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Head to Comet Ping Pong for a night of rock featuring sets from D.C.’s Gauche and Faunas and North Carolina’s Bat Fangs, a new project featuring Betsy Wright of Ex Hex. 9 p.m. at 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. $12.
Noisy Philadelphia rock singer Mo Lowda performs at DC9 with opening act Stop Light Observations. 9 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $12.
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