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It’s easy to forget that Kevin Barnes, Of Montreal’s enigmatic leader, was once a twee-pop maestro. The group’s new album, Lousy with Sylvianbriar, harkens sweetly back to the days of Cherry Peel and The Gay Parade, reemphasizing, for the first time in at least 10 years, simple guitars over glittery synths. It’ll be interesting to see how the change affects the band’s absurd live antics. Read more >>> Of Montreal performs with Surface to Air Missive at 6 p.m. at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. $25. (202) 588-1880. ustreetmusichall.com. (Dean Essner)
Taylor Gourmet’s breakfast hoagies are back as of 11 a.m. today. Now there are two eggy options available all day every day: Queen Lane with spicy Italian sausage, eggs, broccoli rabe, and sweet provolone; and the Filbert Street with bacon, capricola, eggs, arugula, and American cheese. In addition, Taylor is offering several new hoagies and salads. Among them is a vegan option: the Lehigh Avenue with roasted cauliflower, spicy red pepper dressing, white bean hummus, and arugula. Diners can also now get any hoagie in a gluten-free wrap. Today through Oct. 27, every customer who orders a hoagie or salad will get a free side, including chickpea salad, kale side salad, pasta salad, or potato salad. Taylor Gourmet, all locations. taylorgourmet.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Father John Misty performs a solo show at 9:30 Club tonight. He’ll be preceded on stage by comedian Kate Berlant. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $25.
Sic Alps‘ Mike Donovan plays Comet Ping Pong tonight, as do Foul Swoops and Ian Svenonius’ ESCAPE-ISM solo act. Svenonius also spins throughout the night. 9 p.m. at 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. $10.
If you’re looking for something more theatrical, two anticipated plays open tonight. Charlayne Woodard opens her one woman show, The Night Watcher, at Studio Theatre (8 p.m. at 1501 14th St. NW. $39–$59), and Theater J begins previews of The Argument, about a couple who must deal with an unplanned pregnancy (7:30 p.m. at 1529 16th St. NW. Pay what you can).
Springfield Missouri band Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin plays DC9 with A Great Big Pile of Leaves and Joy Classic. 8 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $14.
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