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“I will fuck this up, I fucking know it,” goes the hook on “The Obituaries,” one of the most memorable songs from The Menzingers’ 2012 album, On the Impossible Past. Despite the pessimism, the Pennsylvania-based band has had a great couple of years, recently signing to punk heavyweight Epitaph Records and releasing one of last year’s most celebrated pop-punk records. Impossible Past is littered with the type of world-weary imagery familiar to fans of The Gaslight Anthem but without the Springsteen Americana shtick. The songs traffic in the nostalgia that comes from Pabst-colored glasses; in other words, this is your old, bearded brother’s pop punk. Read more>>> The Menzingers perform with Hot Water Music and La Dispute at 7 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $22. (202) 265-0930. 930.com. (Matt Siblo)
Frederik de Pue’s new restaurant Table is finally open in Shaw. The seasonally-focused spot that looks like the inside of a Pottery Barn features first courses ($9 to $14) like celery-roots soup with hazelnut leek and Pad Thai-style frog legs as well as main courses ($14 to $38) like pork belly and clams and bacon-wrapped monkfish with anise broth. Top off the meal with ricotta fritters or pumpkin bread pudding. Table, 903 N St. NW. (202) 852-2121; tabledc.com.
OH AND ALSO
Folger Theatre launches its new production of Henry V tonight with a pay-what-you-can preview. 7:30 p.m. at Folger Theatre, 201 East Capitol St. SE. Pay what you can, cash only.
Unapologetically weird southern California rockers The Growlers perform their blend of hip-hop, rock, and psychedelia at the Black Cat Backstage. 8 p.m. at the Black Cat Backstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $12–$14.
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