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Experimental local rock band Paperhaus has made its name in the District’s DIY music scene both as musicians and supporters of other emerging artists from around the nation. Since releasing its first self-titled EP in 2011, the group has toured with indie groups like the War on Drugs and Desert Noises, while also welcoming local and touring bands into frontman Alex Tebeleff’s home, also called the Paperhaus, to perform intimate shows. The band’s newest album, a self-titled LP, was written over two years and explores themes of self-awareness and mind expansion. Describing itself as “not a band of hippies,” Paperhaus draws in elements from psychedelic rock and pop, bringing to mind Radiohead and Brian Eno. When they’re not hosting private concerts in their living room, the members continue to play gigs at clubs around town. At DC9, they debut a new, pared down lineup and a few new songs, as well. Paperhaus performs with Santah and Stronger Sex at 8:30 p.m. at DC9, 1940 9th St. NW. $12. (202) 483-5000. dcnine.com.