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The first thing you notice about Phosphorescent, the alias of singer/songwriter Matthew Houck, is his creaky country voice. When he holds a note too long, it breaks, emitting a weariness that suits his songs of travel and regret. Born in Alabama and making his name in Georgia, Phosphorescent adds a Southern slant to his melancholic, ambient brand of indie rock. Now he brings his distinctive voice and a full band to the 9:30 Club in support of last year’s Muchacho. Read more >>> Phosphorescent performs with Caveman at 7 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $18. (202) 265-0930. 930.com (Noah Gittell)


Zentan is offering a snow day special with warm bowls of oxtail pho and 24-hour house-made ramen for a discounted price of $12. The noodle soups will be available all day long. Zentan, 1155 14th St. NW. (202) 379-4366. zentanrestaurant.com. (Jessica Sidman)


Eccentric Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame performs at the Howard Theatre. 8 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $27.50–$45.

Local band You Monster plays DC9 with multi-instrumentalist We Were Pirates and electronic pop duo Me and Karen. 8:30 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $8.

The Hill Center welcomes singer-songwriter Mary Ann Redmond as part of its ongoing concert series. 7:30 p.m. at 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. $20.

Flashpoint Gallery is open for business today, so stop by and check out “Everything that Rises,” a new installation by mixed-media artist Lindsay Pichaske. Read more >>> Noon to 6 p.m. at 916 G St. NW. Free.

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