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When I found out that the Fort Reno concert series would continue after a brief threat of cancellation, I was relieved. It’s funny, though, that the concert series evokes nostalgia in me for something I never saw: Q and Not U’s searing 2005 farewell concert. And no matter how hard I wish, the band just won’t get back together. Fortunately, their spirit kinda lives on in Paint Branch, the band led by Q and Not U alums Chris Richards and John Davis. Paint Branch won’t play Fort Reno this year, but you can still see them play for free at MLK Library at a show sponsored by the Capital Fringe Festival. (It just might involve skipping a few hours of work.) Read more >>> Paint Branch performs at 3 p.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Free. (202) 727-0321.


Boss Shepherd’s, named after the political boss of the late 1800s and “Father of Modern Washington,” opens today at 11 a.m. just next to the Warner Theatre. The lime green-accented restaurant offers dishes like fried chicken with smoked egg yolk, a roast fowl club sandwich, and bone marrow with pickled egg and breakfast radish. There’s also lots of seafood, whether it’s fried oysters on the half shell or a crab cake with pickled scallion and crab mayo. Wines focus on female-owned and operated wineries, while the booze collection features more than 120 whiskies. Read more about the place on Young & HungryBoss Shepherd’s, 13th and E streets NW. (202) 347-2677. Sidman)


Progressive punk band Alarms & Controls performs at Fort Reno with indie rock trio Talk It and the local performers of Dissonance. 7 p.m. at Chesapeake Street and Nebraska Avenue NW. Free.

California hardcore group Ceremony headlines a show at Rock & Roll Hotel with Nothing, Iron Lung, and Pure Disgust. 7:30 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $14.

Alabama rock quartet Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires returns to DC9 to perform with Wanted Man. 9 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $12.

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