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Were the voices of Grimes’ Claire Boucher and Enya blended as part of a science experiment, the result would be Julianna Barwick. The experimental artist brings an ethereal lilt to her angled music, which, like a siren, draws listeners deeper and deeper into a diverse, at times confusing trance. Barwick’s piercing sounds are present on each track of Way, her first studio album in three years. This is best illustrated by opening song “Apolonia,” a looping, operatic track that echoes as if it was recorded in an empty European church. Read more >>> Julianna Barwick performs with Mas Ysa at 8 p.m. at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. $12–$15. (202) 408-3100. sixthandi.org. (Jordan-Marie Smith)
Navy Yard seafood restaurant and raw bar Whaley’s debuts a happy hour bar menu today. From 5 to 7 p.m., find Old Bay potato chips with chive creme fraiche and trout roe for $8; crawfish hushpuppies with sweet and spicy mustard aioli for $10, and a soft-shell crab sandwich for $18. Cocktails, including one with dill aquavit, vermouth, and lime, are all under $10. Best of all, today will be the first day that the patio, which looks out to the Anacostia River, will be open. Whaley’s, 301 Water St. SE, Suite 115. whaleysdc.com.(Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Experimental hip-hop artists Tunji Ige and Michael Christmas join emerging R&B act Tobi Lou and local hip-hop act Innanet James for a lively night at the Black Cat Backstage. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $12.
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