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Now that summer is finally here, there is a temptation to transition to seasonally appropriate music. For a subset of music fans, the real advantage of the summer is comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that we can wear to small, crowded rock shows, which always get too hot, anyway. No matter the time of year, Vancouver’s White Lung raises the temperature wherever the band plays. Vocalist Mish Way sneers her way through relentless punk songs, her voice full of fury, while guitarist Kenneth William shreds through one melodic riff after another. Read more >>> White Lung performs with Obliterations and Big Mouth at 8:30 p.m. at DC9, 1940 9th St. NW. $12. (202) 483-5000. dcnine.com. (Alan Zilberman)
Pretend you’re at the Jersey Shore at Graffiato this week. From June 8-12, Mike Isabella’s restaurant will draw on his childhood at the boardwalk by offering fare like chicken and waffle baskets ($14), scallops casino ($15), disco fries ($12), and, of course, a Jersey Shore pizza ($16) with fried calamari, tomato, provolone, and cherry pepper aioli. Sweets include strawberry prosecco shaved ice and jelly-filled zeppoles. Watermelon margaritas and banana piña coladas will also be available. Graffiato, 707 6th St NW. (202) 289-3600. graffiatodc.com. (Josh Solomon)
OH AND ALSO
Soulful electronic act SBTRKT performs at 9:30 Club with emerging hip-hop performer Post Malone. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $35.
Author Kai Bird discusses his latest book, The Good Spy, which examines the career of Robert Ames, a CIA agent who could have healed the conflict between Arab nations and the West, at Kramerbooks. 6:30 p.m. at 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.
Head to the Kennedy Center to see local saxophonist Elijah Balbed perform with his latest group, the JoGo Project, as part of the DC Jazz Festival. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.
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