With their plaid attire and quaint Mexican folk instruments, David Wax Museum’s members slightly resemble survivors of the Battle of the Alamo. But while using a donkey jawbone (that’s quijada in Spanish) for percussion seems antiquated and slightly morose, DWM’s music sounds pleasantly contemporary. On the group’s latest album, Knock Knock Get Up, lead vocalist David Wax opines about the ebbs and flows of life while multi-instrumentalist Suz Slezak accompanies him with accordion strains, foot stomps, and hand claps. Read more >>> David Wax Museum performs with Carolina Chocolate Drops and Birds of Chicago at 7 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $25. (202) 265-0930. 930.com.
Bartender Chris Bassett, formerly of PX, brings a spring menu to Ping Pong Dim Sum today. The offerings include the Shanghai Pimm’s Cup, for $35 a pitcher, which features cucumber ginger syrup, ginger beer, mandarin oranges, and Asian pears, and the $12 Asian Pisco Sour, with fresh yuzu juice. Ping Pong Dim Sum. 900 7th St. NW. (202) 506-3740. 1 Dupont Circle NW. (202) 293-1268. pingpongdimsum.us. (Quinn Kelley)
OH AND ALSO
Irish singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow performs songs from his new album, Post Tropical, at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. 8 p.m. at 600 I St. NW. $25.
Explosive Southern rock trio Beware of Darkness frightens and entertains audiences at Rock & Roll Hotel with opening act Koshari. 8 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $12.
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