The last time Cymbals Eat Guitars played DC9, they were between records, having concluded several years of touring in support of 2011’s Lenses Alien and testing out material for this year’s more straightforward Lose. Though admittedly less imaginative—the band has occasionally admitted to being exhausted by the difficult technical aspects of Lenses Alien—the new songs were nonetheless granted the full CEG treatment: a solid steep in the late-’90s American indie-rock tradition, kicked into high gear by bandleader Joseph D’Agostino’s energetic, urgent delivery. Read more >>> Cymbals Eat Guitars performs with Alex G and Ricky Eat Acid at 8:30 p.m. at DC9, 1940 9th St. NW. $12–$14. (202) 483-5000. dcnine.com. (Maxwell Tani)
Stop by Salt & Sundry’s new location off 14th Street NW tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. for a “sip and shop” event with punch and small bites from 2 Birds 1 Stone mixologist Adam Bernbach and chef Haidar Karoum. Ten percent of the revenue from the evening will benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America. Guests who buy at least $200 worth of merchandise will also be entered for the chance to wine two VIP tickets to the annual Taste of the Nation event in April. Salt & Sundry, 1401 S St. NW. (202) 556-1866. shopsaltandsundry.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Funk artist Robert Randolph performs with his band in support of his new album, Lickety Split, at the 9:30 Club. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $25.
R&B vocalist K. Michelle, the voice behind the hit single “Self Made,” plays a show at the Howard Theatre presented by WKYS. 8 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $35–$70.
Extreme rock climbers Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright spent the early part of this year summiting 45 rock towers and biking 700 miles through Utah, New Mexico, Colorado, and Arizona. They’ll screen the documentary they created about this adventure, Sufferfest 2, and answer questions at National Geographic’s Grosvenor Auditorium. 7:30 p.m. at 1600 M St. NW. $40.
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