Now that banjos are cool and no longer reserved for square dance revivals at St. Stephen’s Church, roots music has become a lot more interesting. Among the local groups experimenting with the traditional string band set up is Luray, a formerly D.C.-based quartet now working and performing in Richmond. Vocalist Shannon Carey starts each song with delicate melodies and then builds on them by incorporating looping pedals, as well as upright and electric basses. Heck, on some tracks, the band’s drummer even plays the mbira, an African instrument also called a thumb piano that you might have encountered in an elementary school music class. Read more >>> Luray performs with Citrine and Louis Weeks at 9 p.m. at DC9, 1940 9th St. NW. $8. (202) 483-5000. dcnine.com. (Caroline Jones)
DGS Delicatessen has expanded its to-go lunch menu with new sandwiches, including chicken schnitzel and dill mayo, plus standbys like pastrami or corned beef. On weekends, the Dupont restaurant will now serve sandwiches on Bullfrog Bagels as well as sell bagels by the dozen. The sandwich counter is open from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on weekdays and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends. DGS Delicatessen 1317 Connecticut Ave. NW. (202) 293-4400. dgsdelicatessen.com. (Robin Eberhardt)
OH AND ALSO
Share your thoughts about the intersection of sports and politics with Dave Zirin, sports editor of The Nation, at Busboys and Poets’ 14th Street location, where he’ll discuss his book Brazil’s Dance With the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy. 6:30 p.m. at 2021 14th St. NW. Free.
Los Angeles-based Lord Huron headlines a night of indie folk at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center featuring Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and Oh Pep! Just don’t plan to take the Metro there. 7:30 p.m. at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. $25–$45.
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