There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
Decades after his death, Bob Marley continues to influence the music of artists around the world. Algeria’s Democratoz started off performing covers of the reggae legend’s songs before recording originals—mostly in Arabic—that meld island rhythms and melodies with rock and regional rai and gnawa elements. Singer and songwriter Sadek Bouzinou provides upbeat vocals on most tracks but on some he wails slower, in a more traditionally North African guttural style. Likewise, the band’s rhythm section is adept at crafting heavy, echoed dub and reggae beats, but they also offer hybrid instrumentation that’s not directly linked to the Caribbean. Read more >>> Democratoz performs at 9:30 p.m. at Bossa Bistro, 2463 18th St. NW. $10. (202) 667-0088. bossadc.com. (Steve Kiviat)
Grab an “All-American Flight and Bite” at City Tap House tonight while you take in the final hours of the Republican National Convention. They’re running a special of a flight of four beers from 21st Amendment Brewery, plus a hot pretzel with mustard for $20.16. Try it from 5-11 p.m. City Tap House, 901 9th St. NW. (202) 644-9433. citytaphousedc.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Wait…Wait…Don’t Tell Me, the popular NPR quiz program that incorporates dad jokes into the week’s news, brings its show to local audiences at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center. 8 p.m. at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. $30–$65.
It’s a night of rock from the Great White North at DC9 when Holy Fuck, an Ontario-based rock ensemble, performs with Doomsquad, an electronic pop outfit from Toronto. 9 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $12–$15.
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