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At this point, another mid-’90s emo band reunion isn’t so much cause for celebration as it is cause for exhaustion. Which is why the reunion of Kansas City’s Boys Life is something to get excited about; they missed the crest of the reunion wave, so this doesn’t come off as a half-assed reunion to make a quick buck. After all, emo—in its heyday—was never about being cool or fashionable, and Boys Life was never quite on the same pillar as the Promise Ring or Texas Is The Reason, anyway. Plus, the reunion isn’t going to be a permanent thing: The band is only doing a handful of shows to celebrate the vinyl reissue of its excellent second album, 1996’s Departures and Landfalls. Read more >>> Boys Life performs with Josh Berwanger Band and John Bustine at 7:30 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $18–$20. (202) 667-4490. blackcatdc.com. (Matt Cohen)
Pearl Dive Oyster Palace has a new chef who’s bringing new dishes to the 14th Street restaurant. Chef de cuisine Austin Ginsberg, who previously worked at sister restaurant Black’s Bar and Kitchen in Bethesda, is introducing a new entree with pickled and pressed pork: It’s slow roasted and pressed back into crispy skin, then sliced and served like porchetta. The dish is accompanied by apple butter, sautéed shaved Brussels sprouts, bacon, and a pickled serrano and granny smith apple salad. Other new items include a pan-roasted arctic char with curried fruit relish and other accompaniments as well as a marinated beet salad with pickled local peaches and herb goat cheese. Check out the full dinner menu here. Pearl Dive Oyster Palace, 1612 14th St. NW. (202) 319-1612. pearldivedc.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Ten years after it first premiered, Forum Theatre revives ‘Capers, Anu Yadav‘s one-woman show about the residents of the Arthur Capper/Carrollsburg public housing projects who protested their neighborhood’s demolition. 8 p.m. at 8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $35.
California punk band Crocodiles sound just as fierce as the animals with whom they share a name—but lack the sharp teeth. The human Crocodiles perform at Comet Ping Pong tonight with D.C.’s Shark Week and New York’s Dark Tunnels. 9 p.m. at 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. $12.
Founding member of the Kinks Dave Davies performs classic songs as well as some new originals from his latest solo album, I Will Be Me, at the Howard Theatre. 7:30 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $39.40–$65.
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