Since 1997 the Éthiopiques series has made Ethiopian music a hipster obsession, exposing jazz heads and rockists to the jazzy funkiness that emanated from East Africa in the ’60s and ’70s. Tonight, local listeners get a chance to hear a sliver of those tunes live in a performance by D.C.’s The Feedel Band. The group features saxophonist Moges Habte, who was born in Addis Ababa, and can be heard performing the funky James Brown Band-influenced cut “Muziqawi Silt” on Éthiopiques’ Volume 13 with his ’70s group The Walias Band. Read more >>> The Feedel Band performs with DJ Tommy T at 8 p.m. at Tropicalia, 2001 14th St. NW. $10. (202) 629-4535. tropicaliadc.com. (Steve Kiviat)
Throughout August, Mellow Mushroom in Adams Morgan is donating 50 cents from every pint and $2 from every pitcher to Miriam’s Kitchen, which works to end chronic homelessness in D.C. Tonight, the pizza spot is hosting a beer tasting with New Belgium Brewing Company, during which guests can buy $5 raffle tickets for the chance to win a bike. All the proceeds from the raffle tickets will also be donated to Miriam’s Kitchen. Mellow Mushroom, 2436 18th St. NW. (202) 290-2778. mellowmushroom.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Grab some tater tots and beers at Silver Spring’s Quarry House Tavern and enjoy a rousing rock show at the same time: Italian glam-rock quintet Giuda performs with Richmond doom group Cloak/Dagger, D.C.’s The Shirks, and Baltimore’s Hollywood. Find more details on Facebook. 9 p.m. at 8401 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. Free.
Bilingual folk group Elena & Los Fulanos play at the Bier Baron Tavern along with local songwriter Ross Farquhar. 9 p.m. at 1523 22nd St. NW. $8.
If synth sounds are more your style, head to The Dunes for performances by Martial Canterel and D.C. electronic groups Wave Head and Rosemary Arp. 8 p.m. at 1402 Meridian Place NW. $10.
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