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Hey Rosetta! and Stars would have probably made it big in Canada without help from Jian Ghomeshi, the popular and recently fired talk-show host currently embroiled in a sex-abuse scandal, but in recent years, he certainly helped them gain attention in the States. Publicity woes back home aside, both bands are now touring to support solid new albums. “Put your hands up because everybody dies!” vocalist Torquil Campbell sings on the bouncy-but-bleak title track of No One is Lost. The Newfoundlanders of Hey Rosetta! aren’t much more optimistic on Second Sight, an album that opens by comparing the sunrise to a bloody knife. Read more >>> Stars performs with Hey Rosetta! at 7 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $25. (202) 265-0930. 930.com. (Rebecca J. Ritzel)
D.C.’s latest fast casual, build-your-own, baked-to-order pizza spot, DC Pizza, opens today downtown. Stop by for a free four-topping pizza and soft drink from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. The first 20 customers in line at 11 a.m. will receive one free pizza a week for a year. DC Pizza, 1103 19th St. NW. (202) 331-1800. dcpizzaonline.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
’80s-influenced dance-pop duo Electric Youth brings the party to the Black Cat with L.A. multi-instrumental act Midnight Faces. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $15.
Ghostland Observatory lead singer Aaron Behrens performs with his current group the Midnight Stroll and opening act Ranch Ghost at the Rock & Roll Hotel. 8 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $14.
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of D.C.’s Home Rule Charter with a panel discussion at MLK Library featuring original Council chairman Sterling Tucker, Howard University professor Michael Fauntroy, and former House staffer Nelson Rimensnyder. 6:30 p.m. at 901 G St. NW. Free.
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