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Towards the climax of the song “Habit” from Ought’s 2014 debut album More Than Any Other Day, the Montreal post-punk group hits its listeners with one of life’s enduring questions of love and companionship: “Do you feel it/ Like I feel it?” On the band’s rowdy and excellent sophomore album Sun Coming Down, though, lead singer Tim Beeler seems to shun the importance of asking such a question, instead suggesting it’s the small, boring minutiae of everyday life that keeps people connected and happy. “Suit and tie/ Fits okay/ Don’t take much/ To make my day,” he sings on the noisy “Celebration.” Read more >>> Ought performs with Priests at 7:30 p.m. at The Black Cat Backstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $15. (202) 667-4490. blackcatdc.org. (Dean Essner)
Finalists for Cocktail Program of the Year in this year’s Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington’s RAMMY Awards are offering special cocktails now through May 13 that aim to show why they deserve to win the big prize. Participating bars include Barmini, 2 Birds 1 Stone, Del Campo, Kapnos, and Tico. Post a photo at any of the finalist bars using the Instagram handle @RAMWdc and hashtag #RAMMYSCocktail for the chance to win a pair of tickets to the RAMMYS gala on June 12. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Rock artist Chris Isaak closes out his two-night stand at The Birchmere in support of his latest album, First Comes the Night. 7:30 p.m. at 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $95.
The New Stew, a super group featuring Living Color‘s Corey Glover and steel guitar player Roosevelt Collier, takes the stage at The Hamilton with opening act Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics. 7:30 p.m. at 600 14th St. NW. $17.25–$20.75.
MacArthur genius grant recipient Angela Duckworth offers tips on how to succeed in trying times when she reads from her new book, Grit, at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. 7 p.m. at 600 I St. NW. $16–$40.
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