Vacationer claim to be the “Eastern Seaboard’s foremost relaxation specialists” in press materials, but the Philly- and Brooklyn-based group’s breezy Caribbean beats are just as infectious on a club’s dance floor as they are poolside. Inspired by lead singer/bassist Kenny Vasoli’s love of Polynesian and Tropicália records, Vacationer’s music bounces between light-hearted guitar riffs, dreamy electronic beats, and cheerful ukuleles to achieve what Vasoli jokingly calls a “Nu-Hula” sound. Listen long enough, and you just might find yourself lounging with the sand between your toes in a blissed-out daydream. Read more >>>Vacationer performs with Joywave at 8 p.m. at Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. $12. (202) 388-7625. (Carey Hodges)


Get ready for a pisco throwdown tonight. Mixologists from Del CampoRoom 11Farmers Fishers BakersArt & Soul, City Tap House, and the Gibson will compete for the title of King (or Queen) of Pisco at the Liaison Capitol Hill’s rooftop beginning at 6 p.m. The event, hosted by Washington City Paper, will also include food from Art & Soul. Tickets are only $35. Buy them here.The Liaison Capitol Hill Rooftop, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW. Sidman)


West African bassist and composer Cheikh Ndoye performs at the Millennium Stage as part of the D.C. Jazz Festival. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.

Recently reunited rock group Miss Lonelyheart plays its first D.C. show in over a decade at the Black Cat Backstage. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.

Folk rock guitarist Joe Purdy performs at the Howard Theatre with Brian Wright. 8 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $20–$55.

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