Sign up for our free newsletter

Superblue‘s latest soca platter, Happy Carnival, follows the same pattern as his last two releases, Bacchanal Time and Flag Party. Start off with a frenetic Trinidad and Tobago Road March-winning original (this time it’s “Signal for Lara”), throw in slick cuts by producer Eddy Grant, and finish off with an unexpected pop cover, Caribbean-lounge-style (Dr. Hook’s “Sylvia’s Mother”!). With D.C.’s own Image Band at 10 p.m. at Kilimanjaro, 1724 California St. NW. $15. (202) 328-3838. (Steve Kiviat)