A full band is no longer a necessary ingredient for a rocking live show. Many artists write and record entire albums with just a laptop, and listeners connect with sounds that challenge our notions of traditional musicianship. Baths, the brainchild of L.A.-based Will Wiesenfeld, buys into that tradition. His 2013 album Obsidian is a dark masterpiece, one that couples hooks with infectious beats and sinister overtones. His lyrics are breathtakingly personal, focusing on mortality, relationships, and lust. Read more >>> Baths perform with Young Feathers and P. Morris at 8 p.m. at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. $15. (202) 588-1880.ustreetmusichall.com. (Alan Zilberman)
Right Proper‘s wings meet Glover’s Pepper Sauce tonight for a happy hour at the brewpub from 5 to 8 p.m. Jamie Glover, who helms the condiment company operated out of Union Kitchen, will hand out free samples of all of Glover’s flavors, and the brewery will offer $1 off all house beers. Right Proper Brewing Company, 624 T St. NW. (202) 607-2337. rightproperbrewery.com. (Quinn Kelley)
OH AND ALSO
Signature Theatre begins its production of the gritty Bertolt Brecht musical The Threepenny Opera. 7:30 p.m. at 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. $29–$69.
Celebrate the birth of Vladimir Nabokov with a reading at the Library of Congress featuring authors Dinaw Mengestu and Azar Nafisi. Noon at 10 First St. SE. Free.
The Hip Hop Caucus presents the Act on Climate Tour at the Howard Theatre, featuring performances by Raheem DeVaughn, Ayanna Gregory, and others. 6:30 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. Free.
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