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It’s easy to harp on the ’90s as the golden age of indie rock, where screeching DIY bands championed the home-rooted growth of small label, like Seattle’s Sub Pop. Many years of lukewarm releases later, Sub Pop has gone back to its roots by signing schizophrenic rock bands whose main priority is a live set that isn’t just resonant—it annihilates the ear. One of those ear-annihilating groups is the Canadian trio Metz. Rejoice, for your punk rock prayers have been answered. Read more>>> Metz performs with Odonis Odonis at 8:30 p.m. at Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St NW. $10. (202) 388-7625. rockandrollhoteldc.com. (Paula Mejia)
Mandu owner Danny Lee invented National High Five Day with his friends when they were students at the University of Virginia in 2002. The idea: give random strangers, friends, and family high-fives all day and raise money for five cancer research centers nationwide. Now, he’s bringing the made-up holiday to his K Street NW Korean restaurant with happy hour specials from 4 p.m. to close. Mandu will serve a special $5 menu with sojutinis, dumplings, chicken wings, seafood pancakes, and Korean tacos. Half of the sales will go to charity. There’s also a “High Five” cocktail for $10—all of which will go to a good cause. Mandu, 453 K St. NW. (202) 289-6899. mandudc.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Alt-country showman and Old 97’s leader Rhett Miller performs a solo show at The Hamilton tonight. Northern Virginia guitar guy Luke Brindley opens. 7:30 p.m. at The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. $27.50.
As part of his ongoing residency at Artisphere, performance artist Wilmer Wilson collaborates with fellow performance artists Holly Bass, Kathryn Cornelius, and City Paper contributor Jeffry Cudlin tonight. 5 p.m. at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free.
The Nats are out of town tonight but you can still get your baseball fix tonight. DC-7: The Roberto Clemente Story, a musical based on the life of the famed Pittsburgh Pirate and humanitarian opens tonight at GALA Hispanic Theatre. 8 p.m. at GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. $20–$42.
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