There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
If every generation gets the quasi-rock star it deserves, Dave Hill is truly a man of his time. With his first short story collection, Tasteful Nudes: …and Other Misguided Attempts at Personal Growth and Validation, the comedian, performer, and writer amusingly details his life’s circuitous trajectory, which has included short-lived stints at the legendarily depraved Chelsea Hotel and as a New York City pedicab driver. Hill eventually fulfilled his rock ’n‘ roll dreams in—you guessed it —Japan. Following his fledgling music career, most (semi)famously with ’90s alt-rockers Sons of Elvis, Hill flourished in New York, his work traveling to places both high (This American Life) and not quite as high (the blog Brooklyn Vegan recently posted Hill’s shirtless review of a Def Leppard show). Tonight, at an event presented by Politics & Prose, Hill is scheduled to read passages from his book and perhaps play a song or two, proving that the kids are indeed all right, and we ought to maintain a sense of humor about them. Dave Hill performs at 7 p.m. at The Nixon Room in The Capitol Lounge, 231 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Free. politics-prose.com. (202) 364-1919.