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With its new record Offers, Chicago’s NE-HI proves that it’s no longer one of those bands described as one “you just have to see live.” The quartet has emerged from the basement with a second album that doesn’t try to re-create the feeling of a sweaty house show, but instead demonstrates how well they can polish a set of songs. Blending American and British post-punk with New Zealand indie pop into angular, driving, and danceable rock shows NE-HI’s talent stretches far beyond energizing living room sets. Read more >>> NE-HI performs with Makeup Girl at 9 p.m. at DC9, 1940 9th St. NW. $10–$12. (202) 483-5000. dcnine.com. (Justin Weber)
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It’s the first day of business for Arroz by Mike Isabella. The doors to the Spanish and Moroccan restaurant inside the Marriott Marquis hotel open at 5 p.m. Try the crispy chicken wings with pepper jam, chile, and blue cheese ($14) or chermoula lamb ribs with spring onion tahini, coriander honey, and candied lemon ($16). Drinks include four takes on the gin and tonic ($13 each), three types of sangria ($10), and a handful of sherry cocktails like a traditional cobbler ($13). Arroz, 901 Massachusetts Ave. NW. (202) 869-3300. arrozbymic.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Americana artist Laura Stevenson performs at the Black Cat Backstage in support of her latest album Cocksure. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $15.
Forum Theatre hosts the local premiere of Mom, Baby, God, Madeleine Burrows‘ play about abortion rights based in part on the two years she spent undercover at pro-life conferences. 8 p.m. at 8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Pay what you can.
Los Angeles-based rock band The Allah-Las brings its rowdy live show to 9:30 Club with opening acts The Babe Rainbow and Roya. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $20.
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