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If the city of Cincinnati has a specific sound, then that’s what you’ll hear tonight at the Black Cat. (Despite Sandy, the venue is open today.) Don’t expect the oompah of German polka bands or the toot of steamboat foghorns, just the so-called “Midwestern drone” of Wussy and Heartless Bastards. Both bands formed in the early 2000s, and while the Bastards have since left Cincy for Austin, the sonic similarities remain, especially in their languid, twangy guitars. Heartless Bastards, Wussy, and Dana Falconberry perform at 8 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $17. (202) 667-4490. blackcatdc.com. Read more >>> (Rebecca Ritzel)


No hurricane can keep D.C. restaurants down. The vast majority of local eateries are up and running today, and a few have deals.All Chef Geoff’s locations as well as Scion and Crios Modern Mexican in Dupont will be offering all-day happy hour. D.C. Reynold’s will continue its buy one, get one free drink from 11 a.m to 9 p.m. Also, Toki Underground is doing a special lunch service (normally it is only open for dinner), so stop by before the ramen runs out. (Jessica Sidman)


Washington venues  are slowly starting to reopen. Some are even offering discounted admission. Check out our list!

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