Horse Lords is a rock band—guitar, bass, drums, and saxophone—but it’s hard to describe its music as rock. Utilizing West African rhythm and droney, minimalist compositions, Horse Lords play a kind of polyrhythmic experimental take on rock, deconstructing rhythm and melody, and riffing on a single rhythm over and over until it evolves into something new. The band’s latest album, 2016’s Interventions, finds the quartet more focused and tight than ever before, locking in with one another over the course of nine micro-jams that culminate in a hypnotic aural trip. Read more >>> Horse Lords perform with Palm and Dove Lady at 8 p.m. at Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe, 2477 18th St. NW. $12–$14. (202) 450-2917. songbyrddc.com. (Matt Cohen)
With warm weather arriving early, there are only a few days left to enjoy La Jambe’s Après Ski specials, which end on Feb. 26. The wine bar is embracing winter coziness with warm, gooey raclette, mulled wine, and cocktails intended to remind you of coming in from the slopes. La Jambe, 1550 7th St. NW. (202) 627-2988. lajambedc.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Bossa hosts an evening of soul and ska, featuring sets from The Captivators and Caz Gardiner. 9 p.m. at 2463 18th St. NW. $5.
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