When a punk singer has a chip on his shoulder or the crowd misbehaves, the singer and his audience can develop an adversarial relationship. In the case of Self Defense Family, singer Patrick Kindlon’s entire persona is that he’s a raging asshole. Self-aggrandizing and petty, he goes on sanctimonious, oddly compelling rants in between songs, which sound sludgy and dense compared to their contemporaries. It’s a strange band, the sort that wins over naysayers by commanding the stage. Read more >>> Self Defense Family performs with Creative Adult and Trunkweed at 7:30 p.m. at DC9, 1940 9th St. NW. $10–$12. (202) 483-5000. dcnine.com. (Alan Zilberman)
The Partisan is celebrating its one-year anniversary with a “Man-Beer-Pig” dinner tonight at 7 p.m. The six-course menu will feature eight beer pairings from Maine’s Oxbow Brewing Company plus pigs raised on the brewery’s 18-acre farm. Among the dishes: a shoulder ham tasting, smoked-aged ham steak, and apple cider and burnt cinnamon brined and cured porchetta. The dinner is $95 per person. The Partisan, 709 D St. NW. (202) 524-5322. thepartisandc.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
New York-based rock act EULA performs at the Black Cat Backstage with local favorites Two Inch Astronaut and Teen Mom. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.
The Church, the Australian band best known for its hit “Under the Milky Way,” plays the 9:30 Club with New York collective the Sharp Things. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $35.
’80s-inspired synth-pop performer Kitten takes the stage at Rock & Roll Hotel with Fort Lean and Rockville duo Skyline Hotel. 8 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $14.
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