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Washington Post music critic David Malitz and I have our quarrels, but they tend to be relatively benign—-mostly involving Pavement records and rides to concerts. There’s no serious beef.

But tonight we’re manufacturing a rivalry—-because there are no worthy basketball games to watch, because I wanted a reason to change out of my pajamas, and because Mark Williams invited us to do so. Malitz and I will square off over a set of turntables at Gate 54/St. Ex as part of the monthly DJ night Procedure.

If we can figure out how to work them, that is.

You are invited to have a beer and sit in close proximity to this epic showdown. You think that two-hour Joanna Newsom record is pretentious? We’ll see how you feel after hearing Malitz play three straight hours of Felt b-sides. Did I mention there’s no cover?

Procedure ft. David Malitz & Aaron Leitko
10 p.m., Free
Cafe Saint Ex
1847 14th Street, NW

(Photo: Valerie Paschall)