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Psych punk Brooklynites Acid Dad take what they do seriously. That’s probably why they do it so well. After coalescing at a drag show in 2014 and getting their bearings in the years that followed, the quartet has made sure they’re the next band on the tip of the New York scene’s tongue by playing show after show at small clubs around the city. Despite their packed schedule, Acid Dad doesn’t tire easily. Their debut album, Let’s Plan a Robbery, came out in February, but the band’s made an effort to break out of their native scene by hopping around the country performing energetic and psychedelically melodic sets. Read more >>> Acid Dad performs with Honduras at 8:30 p.m. at DC9, 1940 9th St. NW. $12. (202) 483-5000. dcnine.com. (Jordan-Marie Smith)


Visit ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar this evening where there will be two special guests: Potter’s Craft Cider from Charlottesville and Pen Druid from Sperryville. Potter’s will pour five of its ciders from 5 p.m. until close and Pen Druid will pour two different beers (Telemachus and Golden Swan). Try them at the bar, in the dining room, or on the patio. ANXO, 300 Florida Ave. NW. (202) 986-3795. anxodc.com. (Laura Hayes)


Go back to the ’80s with Ann Wilson, one half of the power ballad duo Heart, when she performs hits like “Alone” and “Barracuda” during a solo show at The Birchmere. 7:30 p.m. at 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria. $110.

Mosaic Theater Company of D.C. begins performances of Blood Knot, Athol Fugard‘s drama about half-brothers living together in South Africa, as part of its “South Africa: Then and Now” series at Atlas Performing Arts Center. 8 p.m. at 1333 H St. NE. Pay what you can.

At Takoma’s Rhizome, a night of experimental music features sets from Gilded Milk, Minerals, and Plain Jane. 8 p.m. at 6950 Maple St. NW. $10 suggested donation.

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