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Tech N9ne’s career is proof that you can ride a niche talent to commercial success. The Missouri rapper has made his name simply: by eschewing trends, creating catchy music, and touring nonstop to support it. His rapid-fire flow and proclivity for the bizarre have drawn a legion of eager fans who routinely fill up venues, making Tech N9ne just as bankable at the Insane Clown Posse’s Gathering of the Juggalos as he is on the Rock the Bells bill. Read more >>> Tech N9ne performs with Freddie Gibbs, Krizz Kaliko, Jarren Benton, and Psych Ward Druggies at 8 p.m. at Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $30–$35. (202) 803-2899. thehowardtheatre.com(Julian Kimble)


The guys behind Taylor Gourmet have replaced H Street NE cheesesteak place Taylor Charles Steak & Ice with a new pizza joint called Pizza Parts & Service. The restaurant serves red and white New York-style pies that can also be made “nonna-style,” meaning they’re in the shape of a rectangle. You’ll also find wings, calzones, garlic knots, and salads. Delivery is coming soon. Pizza Parts & Service, 1320 H St. NE. (202) 388-6880. pizzapartsandservice.com(Jessica Sidman)


Before the Dunes closes for good next week, stop by for a final show featuring Pree, Native America, and the Sea Life. 8 p.m. at 1402 Connecticut Ave. NW. $8.

Richmond group Avers celebrates the release of its latest album with a show at the Black Cat Backstage featuring the Jackfields and the Beanstalk Library. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $12.

Dance company Furia Flamenco performs at the Library of Congress with Spanish guitarist Torcuato Zamora. Noon at 101 First St. SE. Free.

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