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There’s a moment in the video for “Roller,” one of the grooviest songs on Quilt’s Plaza, in which singer Anna Fox Rochinski performs a low-key, choreographed dance scene in an empty living room. The scene is an intentional crowd-pleaser, but Quilt’s tunes don’t deliver anything so directly fun on their own. It’s all good, though. The pleasures on Plaza, Quilt’s third release, run deep: Formed at Boston’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts, the band makes the most of its art-kid roots, building pop-rock songs that coolly rise and precisely resolve—often on riffs and hooks with ’90s indie edges. Read more >>> Quilt performs with Big Thief at 8 p.m. at Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. $15. (202) 388-7625. rockandrollhoteldc.com. (Joe Warminsky)
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Café du Parc is throwing a rosé party this afternoon with Chateau d’Esclans winemaker Paul Chevalier. Swing by between 5 and 8 p.m. when they’ll be pouring four different wines by the glass ($8–$15). Or, opt for a flight of all four with hors d’oeuvres for $25. Café du Parc, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. (202) 942-7000. cafeduparc.com. (Laura Hayes)
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DMX, the hip-hop artist behind the house party anthem “Party Up (Up In Here),” performs at the Howard Theatre with opening acts Fameschool and Tray Chaney. 9 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $29.50–$65.
Former Replacements and Guns N’ Roses bassist Tommy Stinson breaks out of the background and headlines a set at the Black Cat Backstage with Arlington-based pop band Foster Carrots. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $15.
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