City Paper is not for tourists
For the better part of two decades, fans pining for the early stuff by angular rock trio Blonde Redhead had to settle for catching them live and hoping they felt like playing a deep cut. Now, with the release of a new 37-track boxed set called Masculin Féminin, completists will finally get their hands on Blonde Redhead’s 1995 self-titled debut album and a follow-up from the same year, La Mia Vita Violenta, plus b-sides and associated goodies. Sure, some of these rarities have been available via streaming services for a long time, but Blonde Redhead is a group that inspires feverish fans. Kazu Makino’s nu-gaze vocals have never sounded anything but relevant, even as rock has fared less well. Read more >>> Blonde Redhead performs with American Contemporary Music Ensemble at 8 p.m. at The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $25. (202) 803-2899. thehowardtheatre.com. (Kriston Capps)
Local Chef Demetrio Zavala of Lincoln, Teddy & The Bully Bar, and Declaration is competing tonight on Chopped. Declaration will host a watch party from 8:30-10 p.m. with free pizza and happy hour-priced cocktails. The show will be broadcast on the big screen. Declaration, 804 V St. NW. (202) 627-2277. declarationrestaurant.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Get into the spooky spirit a few weeks early at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall whenCirque de la Symphonie brings its Halloween Extravaganza to D.C. 7 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. $24–$109.
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