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On “Summer Mood,” from Best Coast’s first album Crazy For You, frontwoman Bethany Cosentino reminds us that “there’s something about the summer.” A fitting motto for a band who, at the time, made fuzzy, often frantic music directly inspired by its overwhelming love for California and cats. Since then, Best Coast’s chipper, upbeat melodies have mixed with darker lyrics and a noirish L.A. vibe, while retaining Cosentino’s dry, removed vocal delivery that brought it early attention. Read more >>> Best Coast performs with Wavves and Cherry Glazerr at 7 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $30. (202) 265-0930. 930.com. (Quinn Myers)
Requin, the French-Mediterranean pop-up in Mosaic District from chef Jen Carroll and Mike Isabella, launches weekday lunch today. Dishes include swordfish steak and eggs, boudin blanc, and moules frites. Also try a daily changing quiche special and an $18 “express lunch” that consists of French onion soup, a croque monsieur, and a non-alcoholic drink. Saturday brunch starts this weekend. Requin, 8296 Glass Alley, Fairfax. (703) 462-8662. requinbymic.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Signature Theatre begins performances of its latest Stephen Sondheim musical, Road Show. In this production, two brothers explore the world in search of their versions of the American dream. 7:30 p.m. at 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. $40–$72.
Nashville-based pop quartet SafetySuit ventures north to play U Street Music Hall with South African vocalist Connell Cruise. 7 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $20.
NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel shares stories from his career and reads from his new memoir, And Then All Hell Broke Loose: Two Decades in the Middle East, at Politics & Prose. Read more in our Spring Arts Guide. 7 p.m. at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.
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