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More than a decade after its carefully honed album The Craft stunned critics with its technical precision and lyrical gymnastics, Sacramento, Calif., hip-hop duo Blackalicious finally returns with new beats. Members Gift of Gab and Chief XCel plan to self-release their fourth full-length album, Imani, Vol. 1, on Sept. 18; the two subsequent parts of what’s expected to be a trilogy will come out over the next two years. For the unfortunate souls who can’t get Daniel Radcliffe’s politely accented rendition of Blackalicious’ “Alphabet Aerobics” out of their heads, the new tracks will provide merciful relief. Read more >>> Blackalicious performs with Future Band and New Breed Brass Band at 8 p.m. at the Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $25–$45. (202) 803-2899. thehowardtheatre.com.


Try ShopHouse today and get a free Chipotle burrito as well. When you buy a bowl at the fast-casual Southeast Asian restaurant today (Aug. 18), you’ll receive a card redeemable for a meal at any Chipotle in the D.C.-area through Aug. 31. (Jessica Sidman)


D.C.-based punk band Möbius Strip plays the Black Cat Backstage with local dance-punk act Booby Trap (which, full disclosure, features City Paper‘s arts editor on vox and keys) and brand-new synth-punk group Psychic Subcreatures. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.

For a mellow dose of Americana, head to Hill Country Barbecue for a performance by Floyd, Va. country band the Deer Run Drifters. 8:30 p.m. at 410 7th St. NW. Free.

English songwriter and synth pioneer Howard Jones has been performing for more than three decades. He continues tonight at the Hamilton. 7:30 p.m. at 600 14th St. NW. $30–$35.

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