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Breaux Bridge, Louisiana’s Yvette Landry sings her honky-tonk tunes in a Southern drawl, accompanied by her own acoustic guitar picking and her band’s pedal steel and fiddle. The boozy tunes sound like the perfect backing tunes for a night at the bar but since the Library of Congress auditorium doesn’t exactly resemble a Gulf Coast dive, listeners and dancers will have to let the lyrics and twang of songs like “Three Chords and a Bottle,” “Fishing’s Better Anyway,” and “120 Proof” carry them down to the bayou. Landry, who has played with Cajun and Creole musicians like Joel Savoy and Geno Delafose, occasionally adds those unique styles when she ups the tempo on the zydeco-inspired, accordion-backed “Yeah You Right,” or warbles “Valse D’orphelin,” a relaxed waltz. Read more >>>The Yvette Landry Trio performs at noon at the Library of Congress Coolidge Auditorium, 10 First Street SE. Free. (202) 707-5000. loc.gov. Also at 6 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. (Steve Kiviat)
Sandwich Madness kicks off at G by Mike Isabella this month, but instead of pitting chefs against each other, the sandwich shop has lined up a slate of D.C. food writers and editors. September features freelance writer Nevin Martell with a spit-roasted pork sandwich dubbed “Hog Wild” ($13) and Eater DC Editor Missy Frederick with a kielbasa sandwich called the “Cleveland Gut-Buster” ($13). Proceeds from the winning journalist’s sandwich will go to his or her charity of choice. G by Mike Isabella, 2201 14th St. NW. (202) 234-5015. gbymikeisabella.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Mac Sabbath, a Black Sabbath cover band whose members dress up like demented members of the McDonald Land Gang and sing cover songs about burgers and fries, performs at the Fillmore with opening acts Dog Fashion Disco and Clownvis Presley. 8 p.m. at 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $15.
Bright Light Bright Light, an independent pop artist who has collaborated with everyone from Scissor Sisters to Elton John, plays a solo show at DC9 with opening act Chelsea Shag. 9 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $15.
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