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It’s been three years since Jason Molina—the tortured songwriter who bared his soul with his projects Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co.—was found dead and alone in his Indianapolis apartment; his organs seemingly shut down after a decades-long struggle with alcoholism. At the time of his death, it had been years since he’d made any music, but his legacy is still not forgotten, most notably by the Water Valley, Miss. band Water Liars. Over the course of three albums, the band’s Americana-style country music oozes with Molina’s influence. Though Water Liars taps into Molina’s aesthetic and isn’t shy about it, it uses that influence to paints vivid portraits that’s entirely its own. Read more >>> Water Liars perform at 9 p.m. at DC9, 1940 9th St. NW. $10–$12. (202) 483-5000. dcnine.com. (Matt Cohen)
Chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley is serving glazed lamb ribs as an entrée at Roofers Union. The succulent, sticky bones are nestled on top of olive oil–lemon crushed potatoes and a cucumber mint salad for $26. They have more flavor than pork ribs and beef ribs put together, thanks to lamb’s savory quality. Try the dish with one of the restaurant’s sour beers like Denizens Brewing Co.’s “Wee More Funkay.” Roofers Union, 2446 18th St. NW, (202) 232-7663, roofersuniondc.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Jennifer Close, author of The Hopefuls, a new novel about aspiring politicos loving and legislating in D.C., discusses her book at Politics & Prose with Tayla Burney of WAMU. 7 p.m. at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.
Electronic artist Danny Byrd takes the stage at U Street Music Hall with G-Dub, Slee-P, and Rawphikki. 10 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $10–$15.
Arrive prepared to dance when zydeco artist C.J. Chenier performs with his Red Hot Louisiana Band and Dixie Power Trio at the Hamilton. 7:30 p.m. at 600 14th St. NW. $15–$20.
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