If you’re reading this, you’re on the fence about seeing Corrosion of Conformity play the 9:30 Club tonight. On the fence is a pretty bad place to be when it comes to this band—you’re either going to love the combination of mid-’90s nostalgia and faint throbbing in your brain stem that their classic-rock-tinged metal induces, or you’re going to hate your life for a couple of hours. Lead singer and guitarist Pepper Keenan is back with group for the first time since 2006, and it’s the first time the original lineup has been together since 2001. Read more >>> Corrosion of Conformity performs with Brant Bjork and The Low Desert Punk Band, Saviours, and Mothership at 7 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $20. (202) 265-0930. 930.com. (Emily Hazzard)
Celebrate the second night of Hanukkah tonight with Commissary‘s second annual Latkepalooza. From 6 to 8 p.m., the Logan Circle restaurant will offer an all-you-can-eat latke and doughnut bar for $20. For an extra $12, tickets include two holiday drinks like a apple cinnamon old fashioned or sparkling lavender vodka. Drinks are also available a la carte for $7 to $12. Tickets can be purchased here. Ten percent of the proceeds will benefit the Jewish Food Experience. Commissary, 1443 P St. NW. (202) 299-0018. commissarydc.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
1970s proto-punk band Rocket from the Tombs has emerged from obscurity to perform new and old songs at Rock & Roll Hotel with opening act Boat Burning. 8 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $16–$18.
Songwriter Lee Toledo, who performs under the moniker Car Seat Headrest, takes the stage at DC9 with Chicago rock act Ne-Hi and local indie band The Duskwhales. 8:30 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $12.
The Neo-Futurists return to Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company for the fifth time with Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, its signature production that features 30 short plays in 60 minutes. 8 p.m. at 641 D St. NW. Pay what you can.
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