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The fate of the aging punk has dominated the cultural dialogue lately, but please, save your tears for the punk lifers. Many have ambled onto an alternate career path: boozy acoustic troubadour. One result of this transition is the Revival Tour, a showcase for aging singer-songwriters well-versed in the drunken shout-a-long. Leading the operation is Hot Water Music’s Chuck Ragan, a man whose evolution from throaty barker of post-hardcore to throaty barker of folk punk has inspired his contemporaries to embrace the uncomplicated glory and gravitas of the acoustic guitar. Read more >>> The Revival Tour begins at 8 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $18. (202) 667-4490. blackcatdc.com. (Matt Siblo)


The Craft Brewers Conference is now underway. More than 6,000 beer professionals from around the world are here for the first conference the Brewers Association has held in D.C. All this is to say that there are plenty of chances to drink this week, and we’ve rounded-up the very best events. Check out our day-by-day run down of tap takeovers, meet and greets with brewers, and other specials here. For true beer nerds, we’ve also got a list of where you’ll spot beer-world celebrities. There’s also something for cheese lovers, live-music seekers, and fans of Game of Thrones. (Jessica Sidman)


Rapper, Def Poetry performer, and Internet celebrity Watsky takes the stage at the Howard Theatre in support of his new album, Cardboard Castles. 8 p.m. at the Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $15.

The Sea Life, My Son Bison, and Ms. Fridrich add a touch of folk to their rock-based sound when they play at Velvet Lounge. 9 p.m. at Velvet Lounge, 915 U St. NW. $8–$10.

Oakland, California-based glam band Warm Soda performs at The Pinch with local acts Teen Liver and Big Hush. 9 p.m. at The Pinch, 3548 14th St. NW. Free.

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