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Since 2011, Phoenix, Ariz., natives Jared Kolesar, Michael Carter, Chuck Morriss III, Larry Gast III, Josh Morin, and Gabe Hall-Rodrigues have come together as Jared & The Mill to play their musical approximation of the desert: a blend of rock, blues, country, and bluegrass. The accordion-accented string band quickly went from playing bars and coffeeshops for crowds of a few dozen people to opening for major acts like Zac Brown Band, the Killers, and the Bee Gees Barry Gibb. Songs like the newly released “Hold On” highlight tight, upbeat harmonies and celebrate the group’s love for the people and places they know back home. Read more >>> Jared & The Mill performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Black Cat Backstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $13–$15. (202) 667-4490. blackcatdc.com(Morgan Hines)

EAT THIS

Boss Shepherd’s and Catoctin Creek Distilling Company are collaborating on a whiskey dinner tonight at 6:30 p.m. Chef Jeremy Waybright will create a four-course menu including blood orange scallops with Maryland crab salad, smoked trout, bone-in pork loin, and honey cake with rice pudding ice cream. Each course will be paired with a different whiskey cocktail. The dinner is $89 per person. To reserve a seat, call (202) 347-2677 or email boss@boss-shepherds.comBoss Shepherd’s, 513 13th St. NW. boss-shepherds.com. (Jessica Sidman)

OH AND ALSO

Japanese pop and jazz artist Senri Oe performs at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage as part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.

Alternative Latin artist Rosa Diaz plays an intimate show at Adams Morgan’s Bossa with cellist and vocalist Daniel de Jesús. Find more details on Facebook. 9 p.m. at 2463 18th St. NW. $5.

The Suffers, a 10-piece soul and rock group from Houston, fill DC9 with their classic sounds. Local neo-soul band Aztec Sun opens the show. 9 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $10.

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