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Musicians and bands can sometimes be best described with clothing, food, and intoxicants. Lord Dying is torn, beer-soaked jeans with a dirty denim jacket dusted with Cheetos powder and stained by Monster Energy Drink. There is nothing frilly or clean or healthy about this Portland, Ore., metal quartet: It’s pure functional brutality, capable of cutting down entire swaths of pristine Pacific Northwest forest with a single swing of a guitar. Read more >>> Lord Dying performs with Fortress and Earthling at 8 p.m. at DC9, 1940 9th St. NW. $10. (202) 483-5000. dcnine.com. (Christopher Porter)
Trummer’s on Main has added a new item to its menu: southern fried-chicken buckets. An entire chicken is soaked in buttermilk for a full 24 hours, divided it into eight pieces, and then dredged and fried to a golden crisp. The chicken bucket is served with buttermilk biscuits, pepper jelly, and housemade sriracha mayo sauce. The bucket is $22 and available at the bar, Sunday through Thursday. Trummer’s on Main, 7134 Main St. Clifton, Va. (703) 266-1623. trummersonmain.com. (Raphaella Baek)
OH AND ALSO
Transgender activist Janet Mock discusses her new book, Redefining Realness, with journalist Helena Andrews at MLK Library. 6:30 p.m. at 901 G St. NW. Free.
Head to Sixth & I Historic Synagogue for the Slate DoubleX LoveFest, where Hanna Rosin, Noreen Malone, and June Thomas discuss love and female life with the Washington Post‘s Christina Antoniades. 7 p.m. at 600 I St. NW. $20.
Ohio rock band Two Cow Garage plays the Black Cat Backstage with local rockers Mittenfields. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.
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