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You know summer is almost here when a massively hyped guitar band from England makes its way to a slew of gigs on the East Coast. This year’s band is Eagulls, a post-punk quintet from Leeds. Their songs are propulsive and instantly familiar: Anyone with a passing appreciation of Ian Curtis or Gang of Four will find their hooks welcoming. But it’s the vocals of George Mitchell, whose anguished lyrics land somewhere between defiance and despair, that make the band worth seeing. Read more >>> Eagulls perform with Twin Peaks at 8 p.m. at Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. $10. (202) 388-7625. rockandrollhoteldc.com(Alan Zilberman)


Another whiskey bar with Southern-inspired food? That’s right. Rebellion opened yesterday on 18th Street NW, across from Lauriol Plaza. The spot features 50 craft beers and more than 75 bourbons and whiskies plus food like pulled pork sandwiches, racks of ribs, and shrimp and grits. Read more about it hereRebellion, 1836 18th St. NW. (202) 299-0399. rebelliondc.com. (Jessica Sidman)


Freud’s Last Session, Mark St. Germain‘s play about a therapy session between Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis, opens tonight at Theater J with a pay-what-you-can preview. 7:30 p.m. at 1529 16th St. NW. Pay what you can.

Poets Hailey Leithauser, Mark Wunderlich, and Saskia Hamilton, all published by Graywolf Press, read and discuss their work at Comet Ping Pong. 7 p.m. at 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.

Amen Dunes celebrates the release of his latest full-length albumLove, with a performance at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. 8 p.m. at 600 I St. NW. $12.

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