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D.C.’s Frank “Scooby” Sirius—best known for playing guitar with a credit card as a pick and singing with groups like the Chuck Brown Band and Team Familiar (formerly Familiar Faces)—has also spent the last six years developing his own R&B career. Sirius’ voice sounds polished and friendly enough for pop, but he can soulfully wail in earthy, old-school tones just as well as he climbs the scales with his falsetto. For this gig, Sirius will be joined by a band that includes keyboardist Marcus Young and drummer Kenny “Kwick” Gross from the Chuck Brown Band. While the emphasis will be on rhythm and blues, Sirius says he may include a few percussive go-go numbers to get his fans out of their seats and shaking. Read more >>> Frank “Scooby” Sirius performs at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. at Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $25. (202) 337-4141. bluesalley.com.
The Partisan launches a new late night menu tonight. Beginning at 11 p.m. on weekdays and midnight on weekends, the meat-centric eatery and bar will serve chorizo corn dogs, beef fat-fried pepperoni pizza rolls, chicken parm nuggets, and more. Pair the grub with a milk punch (milk, rum, bourbon, citrus, and spice) or an apple juice cocktail. The Partisan, 709 D St. NW. (202) 524-4322. thepartisandc.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Local folk-street band Spread Love has been performing around D.C. for more than a year and tonight, for the first time, they play the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage as part of its Listen Local First program. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.
WPGC 95.5 welcomes the Fix, Ashley Nicole, and Devin White to the Howard Theatre as part of its “R&B Live!” showcase. 7 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $20–$35.
The Goethe-Institut continues its Summer Comedies film series with a screening of Coming In, Marco Kreuzpaintner‘s 2014 film about a gay hairdresser who ends up falling in love with a woman while working incognito at a Berlin barbershop. 6:30 p.m. at 812 7th St. NW. $4–$7.
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