There are two ways to listen to Danish singer-songwriter. You can sit and contemplate her serious lyrics or just give in and move to her entrancing electro-pop songs. Though some tracks get bogged down by heavy synthesizers, her voice remains doubly potent, in part because she sings the melody, then lays her own harmony on top of it. “Pilgrim,” a dramatic, high-pitched rumination on journeys and freedom, is one of the album’s best blends of thought-provoking lyrics and vocal exercises. Read more >>> MØ performs with Holychild at 7 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. (202) 265-0930. Kurzius)


German “bock” beers have long been represented by a goat. So the Fainting Goat is celebrating the beer with “Bocktoberfest” today through Oct. 5. The two-week promotion will include Erdinger Oktoberfest, Bitburger Pilsner, and a rotating selection of other Oktoberfest and bock beers for $5. Large-format Ayinger Weizen Bock will be $8. To accompany the brews, chef Nathan Beauchamp will make “goatwurst,” German-style goat sausages with beer-braised onions and beer mustard for $8. The deals are available during happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. every day and 10 p.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday. The Fainting Goat, 1330 U St. NW. (202) Sidman)


Comedian and D.C. native Aparna Nancherla performs a free show at the Kennedy Center Theater Lab with opening act Chelsea Shorte. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.

Experimental jazz trio Dawn of Midi plays the Black Cat Backstage with New York-based pop act Cookies. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $12.

Mystical Northwestern folk act the Cave Singers take the stage at DC9 with soul artist Luke Temple. 9 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $15.

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