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The indie-rock tastemakers have lined up to pay tribute to Parkay Quarts, the latest saviors of New York City rock ‘n’ roll. But the band isn’t resting on their accolades. Content Nausea, the group’s second (yes, second) album of 2014, is out on Nov. 11, just as the band embarks on yet another North American tour. Bandleader Andrew Savage and guitarist Austin Brown channel the same vaguely political, studied rock impulses that worked well on tracks like “Master of My Craft” into Constant Nausea’s first single, a slow-burning, tragi-comic cut that registers simultaneously on different zones of the rock/country spectrum from the ’50s through the ’90s. Read more >>> Parkay Quarts perform with Peoples Drug at 9 p.m. at DC9, 1940 9th St. NW. $13–$15. (202) 483-5000. dcnine.com(Maxwell Tani)


Today, ramen shop Toki Underground will transform into a fast-casual pasta pop-up called Pasta Flyer. The Kickstarter-funded traveling concept that has also visited cities like Philadelphia and Cambridge. From 11:30 a.m. to close, Pasta Flyer will serve simple $9 bowls of gluten-free pasta “with Japanese ramen efficiency.” Choose one of three noodle shapes (screws, elbows, or tubes), one of three sauces (garlicky pesto, cheesy alfredo, or marinara), and, for $2 extra, one of three proteins, including truffled egg, smoky bacon, or “Nonna’s meatballs.” Pasta Flyer at Toki Underground; 1234 H St. NE. (202) 388-3086. pastaflyer.com. (Jamie Slater)


Twenty-eight writers from the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program descend on the Library of Congress’ James Madison Building for a series of readings and discussions of their work. 1 p.m. at 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free.

Danish electronic artist Trentemøller entertains the crowds at the Howard Theatre alongside opening act T.O.M. and his Computer. 8 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $25.

Despite its music being better suited for dancing on a grassy lawn, Southern jam-rock act Gov’t Mule brings the tunes inside and plays the Warner Theatre. 8 p.m. at 513 13th St. NW. $47–$55.50.

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