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I’ve known the truth ever since the end credits of CHiPs marked my bedtime: Sunday evening is the shittiest bit of the week. Sure, the Boomtown Rats whined about Mondays, but I say the anticipation of Monday is worse than the day itself. Only two things make those soul-squashing Sunday sunsets bearable: The Simpsons and music. Nad Navillus’ folky, intricate sound is invariably described as “Sunday-morning music,” but for me it’s excellent Sunday evening music: appropriately contemplative and sullen, but fervent enough to steel you for the week ahead. The singer-songwriter behind the inverted name (sometime Songs: Ohia guitarist Dan Sullivan) has been releasing albums as Nad Navillus since 1999, and he’s ably supported on his latest, Iron Night, by violinist Suzanne Roberts and drummer Dan Sylvester, among others. Come discover that Nad Navillus isn’t just for breakfast anymore when he plays with Parker Paul at 9:30 p.m. at Galaxy Hut, 2711 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. (703) 525-8646. (Anne Marson)