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When young indie rockers feel a sense of dislocation, they arrive in some of the same places: Bob Dylan’s basement, Laurel Canyon’s porches, Lou Reed’s headspace. Despite the geographic specificity of its title, Kevin Morby’s Harlem River is an album about drifting away from New York, not an ode to it, and while the Woods bassist has physically landed in Los Angeles, sonically, he’s sheltering in the usual hallways of comedown cool. But Morby deploys those licky, chiming guitars, those teary organ swells, those gospel flourishes with a steadiness that mostly balances his searching concerns. Read more >>> Kevin Morby performs with Steve Gunn at 9 p.m. at DC9, 1940 9th St. NW. $10. (202) 483-5000. dcnine.com. (Jonathan L. Fischer)
Glover Park’s Slate Wine Bar & Bistro is unveiling a new menu and offering a week of specials through Sunday as part of its two-year anniversary celebration. Every diner through Aug. 31 will receive a complimentary bubbly toast with chocolate covered strawberries. There will also be drawings for prizes, including wine and gift certificates. Stop by tomorrow, Aug. 28, from 6 p.m. to close for an anniversary party, which will feature unlimited tastings of eight wines for $30 plus happy hour specials on food all night.Tickets are available here. Slate Wine Bar & Bistro, 2404 Wisconsin Ave. NW. (202)333-4304. slatewinebar.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
E Street Cinema and the Environmental Film Festival present the D.C. premiere of Above All Else, a documentary that chronicles the work of activists in East Texas who fight to stop the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Buy advance tickets or find more information online. 7 p.m. at 555 11th St. NW. $10.
Head to Petworth Citizen for another edition of “Barrelhouse Presents.” This time, editors of the local literary magazine and press discuss the local publishing scene with Kate Jenkins of The Intentional and introduce readings by contributors Andrew Bucket and C.R. Russo. Find more details on Facebook. 7 p.m. at 829 Upshur St. NW. Free.
Richmond metal group Windhand performs at the Black Cat Backstage with Disciples of Christ and Citadel. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $12.
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