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AlunaGeorge presented one of the year’s strongest debuts in Body Music, an album of blippy, futuristic pop tracks that’s as pleasing as it is forward-thinking. Body Music functions as an album of standalone singles, but that’s hardly a fault: Notable moments include the hazy swagger of “You Know You Like It,” and “Lost and Found,” which sounds like an alien remix of a Lily Allen track. From the engineering to the songwriting, the album can come across as excessively professional, but it’s hypnotic enough to not sound overcooked. Read more >>> AlunaGeorge performs with Supreme Cuts at 9 p.m. at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. $15. (202) 588-1800. ustreetmusichall.com. (Dan Singer)
If you need a little pick-me up after returning from the long weekend, here’s some good news: P.J. Clarke’s is hosting a “welcome back” happy hour on its patio tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. The restaurant’s signature oysters are only 50 cents and Palm beers are $3.50. P.J. Clarke’s, 1600 K St. NW. (202) 463-6610. pjclarkes.com/dc/. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
With the start of the school year and the arts season, American University opens a round of new exhibits at the Katzen Arts Center. Check out environmentally influenced work from Patrick McDonough, Donald Rothfield‘s collection of Israeli art that was recently donated to the museum, and “Green Acres,” a major exhibition that focuses on ecology issues. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Free.
Australian band Free Time brings its lo-fi guitar-pop songs to the Black Cat Backstage tonight alongside sunny Vancouver pop quartet The Shilohs. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.
Experimental duo turned indie-rock band Sleepy Kitty performs at the Dunes tonight. Chance of guitar feedback: high. 8 p.m. at 1402 Meridian Place NW. Free.
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