The Walking Sticks, one of many excellent reasons you should come to this show

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Paint Branch and The Walking Sticks are playing the Luce Foundation Center (inside the Smithsonian American Art Museum) tonight. Washington City Paper is co-presenting the concert with the museum. Here are 10 reasons you should come:

1. Both of those bands were among Washington City Paper’s favorite music in 2013
2. The show is free
3. “American Cool” opens today at the adjoining National Portrait Gallery, so you can check that joint out when you’re there (until 7 p.m.)
4. The Luce Foundation Center is extremely, uh, busty
5. Two members of The Walking Sticks are identical twins, and you probably don’t get to hang out with twins that often
6. Bloomery Plantation Distillery will be in the house giving away free booze
7. There will be snacks and a cash bar
8. The show starts early enough for you to still do at least 80 things afterward
9. The museum is only a few blocks away from ramen
10. I will be there

The show starts at 6 p.m. tonight. RSVP on Facebook if you feel like it. See you in less than seven hours!