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Rock trio Ex Hex has hit the big time, signing with Merge Records in late 2013 and touring the nation in support of its EPs in the two years since. The D.C. band of Mary Timony, Laura Harris, and Betsy Wright hasn’t forgotten where it came from, however, so its show tonight at the 9:30 Club is ideally suited for longtime fans and first time listeners. Ex Hex is joined by Mac McCaughan and the Non Believers, a new band featuring the former Superchunk frontman and Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, an experimental duo out of Baltimore. Ex Hex performs with Mac McCaughan and the Non Believers and Ed Schrader’s Music Beat at 7 p.m. at the 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $18. (202) 265-0930. 930.com. (Caroline Jones)
Bar Deco has been open in Chinatown since September, but the restaurant is officially celebrating its grand opening tonight. The festivities include sips of Port City Brewing Company beers in the lobby, a DJ on the second floor, live music on the third, and hot apple cider stations on the roof. There will also be a Champagne toast, passed appetizers, and prizes. Read more about the place on Young & Hungry. Bar Deco 717 6th St. NW. (202) 774-5867. bardecodc.com. (Jessica Sidman)
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Black Pistol Fire, the Austin, Tx.-based rock duo featuring Kevin McKeown and Eric Owen, performs at the Black Cat Backstage with opening act Emily Wolfe. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $12.
Rock vocalist Martha Davis takes the stage with her band, the Motels, at Gypsy Sally’s. 8:30 p.m. at 3401 K St. NW. $20–$23.
Emerging local R&B group Nag Champa plays an intimate show at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Luce Foundation Center as part of its Luce Unplugged series. Find more details on Facebook. 6 p.m. at 8th and F Streets NW. Free.
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