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Despite working in a Canadian city that counts shipbuilding and fishing among its main industries, producer Ryan Hemsworth has made his name in the music industry thanks, in some part, to SoundCloud. The Halifax, Nova Scotia–based artist first gained attention remixing songs by Frank Ocean and Cat Power; now, as a solo act, he guides electronic and rap bangers in and out of the melodies and beats he concocts on his own. Since his 2013 release, Guilt Trips, Hemsworth has distanced himself slightly from those smooth, R&B-influenced tracks and adopted more of a pop sound on Alone for the First Time. Read more >>> Ryan Hemsworth performs with Tennyson and Ricky Eat Acid at 10 p.m. at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. $18. (202) 588-1889. ustreetmusichall.com. (Jordan-Marie Smith)
Denson Liquor Bar, the latest from the team behind Ghibellina and Acqua Al 2, opens tonight at 5 p.m. The subterranean art-deco bar in Penn Quarter takes design inspiration from a 1920s-era hotel lobby. The food, likewise, aims to be hotel-esque with an international mix of dishes like chicken green curry pie, a Cubano panini, and ceviche. The bar supplies a large selection of whiskey, and classic cocktails are divided by “shaken” or “stirred.” Read more on Young & Hungry. Denson Liquor Bar, 600 F St. NW; densondc.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Nashville folk duo Steelism brings its guitar and pedal steel act to the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.
Scottish rock act We Were Promised Jetpacks plays the 9:30 Club with the fellow Scots of Twilight Sad. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $20.
Post-rock group Survival Knife, which includes former members of Unwound, takes the stage at DC9 with Portland-based supergroup Hungry Ghost. 8:30 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $10.
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