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No wonder they’re called Ought. The Montreal art-punk band cohered during the city’s 2012 student strikes, and its stirring debut album,More Than Any Other Day, meditates on one broad theme: There are things—our lives, our laws, our societies—that are profoundly wrong, and they ought not be. Lots of critics have compared the group to Talking Heads, and it’s true that some songs share the combustible tension of Talking Heads: 77 and More Songs About Buildings and Food. But Ought has just as much to do with modern DIY standard-bearers like Titus Andronicus and aural abusers like Sonic Youth. Read more >>> Ought performs with House Lords and Cigarette at 9 p.m. at DC9, 1940 9th St. NW. $12. (202) 483-5000. dcnine.com. (Jonathan L. Fischer)
Petworth’s Chez Billy now has a sister restaurant in Georgetown. Chez Billy Sud opened last night with a menu that focuses more on southern French cuisine. Appetizers include a hearty fish soup, chicken liver torchon with pecan raising toast, and frisee salad with smoked bacon and poached egg croutons. Entrees range from steak frites to sea scallops with braised leeks and hen of the woods mushrooms. Read more and check out menus on Young & Hungry. Chez Billy Sud, 1039 31st St. NW. (202) 965-2606. chezbillysud.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Visit the newly renovated galleries at the Hirshhorn to see “Days of Endless Time,” an exhibition of 14 installations that in some way seem to alter or slow down time. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 7th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free.
L.A.-based hip-hop artist Busdriver brings his “Perfect Hair Tour” to U Street Music Hall with fellow California rap performers clipping and Kenny Segal, plus Chicago rapper Milo. 7 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $15.
George Washington University celebrates the opening of the DC Vernacular Music Library with a symposium entitled “Hear in DC,” featuring panelists Andy Wallace, Ian MacKaye, Kevin Hammond, Kip Lornell, and Stephen Wade. After the symposium, guests can explore the university’s collection of items from D.C.’s musical history. 2 p.m. at 2130 H St. NW. Free.
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