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Based on name alone, you might expect to find a band called Mothers at a family-friendly music festival like Gathering of the Vibes. But the Mothers that will headline DC9 this week delivers music more angsty than stuff you’d expect from the high-waisted-jean-wearing matriarchs we know and love. Beginning as a solo act, Mothers singer and guitarist Kristine Leschper still holds on to her quiet and haunting style. A sense of longing tugs at each chord, notably on tracks like “burden of proof (pt. 1).” Read more >>> Mothers performs at 9 p.m. at DC9, 1940 9th St. NW. $10. (202) 483-5000. dcnine.com. (Jordan-Marie Smith)


Food trucks and restaurants are teaming up to create special dishes for Food Truck Week. Among the collaborations, Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken is working with Del Campo chef Victor Albisu to create a Wagyu brisket sandwich with smoked tomato jam, Manchego cheese, slaw, and aioli on a savory doughnut bun. The sandwich will be available aboard the food truck Sept. 8 at Union Station, Sept. 9 at Friendship Heights Metro, Sept. 10 at L’Enfant Plaza, and Sept. 11 at a yet-to-be-determined location. Look for other mashups from Toki Underground and PhoWheels, Brookland’s Finest and Sloppy Mama’s Barbeque, plus others this week. Read more on Young & Hungry. (Jessica Sidman)


Acclaimed author and grumpy Twitter personality Joyce Carol Oates reads from her latest memoirThe Lost Landscape, at Politics & Prose. 7 p.m. at 5015 Connecticut Ave. Free.

The Dynasty Band, a local R&B and go-go group, performs outside the Kennedy Center as part of its “Finding the Line: Skateboarding, Music, and Media” series. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.

Head to the Paperhaus in Petworth for a performance by local rock bands Young Rapids and the El Mansouris. They’re joined by Gosh Pith out of Detroit and New York’s Leapling. Find more details on Facebook. 8:30 p.m. at 4912 3rd St. NW. Donations accepted.

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