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In the early years of this millennium, R&B singer Raheem DeVaughn and poet and vocalist Wes Felton—both the sons of jazz musicians—led a local group called The Crossrhodes, which meshed lush neo-soul crooning with socially conscious hip-hop word flow. The pair eventually went their separate ways, reuniting for one-off gigs every so often. Now Felton and DeVaughn are back together and preparing to release a new album. Their voices lock together on tracks like 2004’s “I Woke Up,” when DeVaughn wails while Felton simultaneously chants the title phrase over and over. Despite Felton’s vocal chops, on cuts like these it’s impossible not to focus on DeVaughn’s sparkling range and timbre. Read more >>>The Crossrhodes perfors at 6 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. (202) 467-4600. kennedy-center.org. (Steve Kiviat)
Have you made it up to Tchoup’s Market yet? The po’ boy shop from Chef Alex McCoy is officially open and serving sandwiches. Start by trying the signature “Tchoups Special” with fried catfish, celeriac remoulade, and Crystal Hot Sauce ($15). Pair it with a New Orleans classic, Abita’s Wrought Iron IPA ($7). Tchoup’s Market, 3301 Georgia Ave. NW. (202) 853-3901. tchoupsmarket.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Baltimore-based indie pop ensemble Wing Dam brings its energetic, ’90s influenced act to the Black Cat Backstage, where it appears with local favorites Go Cozy and Hand Grenade Job. 7:30 pm. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.
The anniversary party continues at Rock & Roll Hotel tonight with sets from hardcore act Trash Talk and hip-hop artists Nappy Nappa and Sir E.U. 8 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $15.
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