Guessing what region of the country The Weeks hail from is not what you’d call a difficult task. The garage-rock band’s albums are loaded with multiple references to Mississippi mud and the heavy Southern hearts it drags through the pits. It’s almost as if the whiskey-infused vocals and vocabulary ripped from a Flannery O’Connor story are just attempts to get the ghost of Johnny Cash to smile down upon them. Perhaps the band aligned best with its Southern boys-next-door brand in 2012, when it hosted a block party in its neighborhood for a literal interpretation of its “House We Grew Up In” video. If you’re fighting off the cold by imagining mosquito-thick bayous far below the Mason-Dixon line, The Weeks are a band worth checking out. Read more >>> The Weeks perform with Tristen at 9 p.m. at DC9, 1940 9th St. NW. $10–$12. (202) 483-5000. dcnine.com. (Allison Kowalski)
The cocktail menu at McClellan’s Retreat is all about the seven deadly sins this month. Each drink is inspired by a different sin: Wrath is an amaro-heavy cocktail that’s extra bitter; Sloth is the lazy bartender’s ideal cocktail with vodka, simple syrup, and two types of bitters; and Gluttony consists of foie gras-infused calvados, Cherry Heering liqueur, chocolate bitters, and a bourbon cherry. Prices range from $11 to $17. McClellan’s Retreat, 2031 Florida Ave. NW. (202) 265-6270. mcclellansretreat.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Author and journalist Rebecca Traister examines the political impact of single American women in her new book, All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation, which she reads from at Politics & Prose. 7 p.m. at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.
Local rock act We Were Pirates celebrates the release of its new album, Matter, at Black Cat Backstage with fellow D.C. musicians Me and Karen and Color Palette. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.
Country performer Pat Green joins Randy Rogers Band and Wade Green for a celebration of American roots music at 9:30 Club. 7:30 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $40.
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