Jukebox the Ghost has been making theatrical, brainy piano rock since its three members met at George Washington University more than a decade ago, but the band’s self-titled 2014 album, its fourth, is its most cohesive statement of purpose to date. Gone are the apocalyptic lyrical turns and hyperactive melodies that peppered earlier releases; the band makes an amiable appeal to the mainstream by sanding down its edges and putting its upbeat hooks front and center. While lead single “The Great Unknown” sounds like it could play under car commercials for years to come, it’s about time the band’s well-crafted earworms connected with a wider audience. Read more >>> Jukebox the Ghost performs with Little Daylight and Secret Someones at 7 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $18. (202) 265-0930. 930.com. (Dan Singer)

EAT THIS

Stanton & Greene is now open in Capitol Hill serving classic American cuisine and cocktails. The menu includes oysters Rockefeller, steak and lobster croquettes, lobster rolls, a French dip sandwich, and an epic burger with two patties, smoked gouda, bacon aioli, bacon, and onion rings. Read more about the place on Young & HungryStanton & Greene, 319 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. stantonandgreene.com. (Jessica Sidman)

OH AND ALSO

Rapper Pete Rock performs at U Street Music Hall with Detroit-based hip-hop trip Slum Village and Portland rapper Hanif. 7 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $25.

The PostClassical Ensemble combines flamenco, poetry, visual art, and music in its “Iberian Mystics” program, presented at the Family Theater as part of the Kennedy Center’s Iberian Suite series. 7:30 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. $30.

The Lonely Biscuits, a funk ensemble out of Nashville, plays DC9 with Clones of Clones and Fiction 20 Down. 8:30 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $12.

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