There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.

Nearly 20 years after it first began recording, Zion, Ill.’s Shoes‘ latest self-issued release, Propeller, demonstrates that the band hasn’t lost its touch when it comes to penning sweet, sugary power-pop. While their cotton-candy sound is occasionally a little too ’70s-arena-rock bland, the critical faves’ exquisite chiming guitar hooks should endear them to Beatles fans and indie-pop kids alike. With Popsloppy at 9:30 p.m. at 15 Minutes, 1030 15th St. NW. $6. (202) 408-1855. (Steve Kiviat)