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ToDo ToDay: Wye Oak, “Dear Prudence,” and Sunwolf

wyeoakWye Oak has always sounded like a dream-pop band in a six-string world, a group whose 4AD-worthy spellcasting wouldn’t feel wrong at a basement punk show. For the Baltimore-formed duo’s new album Shriek, however, singer Jenn Wasner traded roaring guitars for pulsing bass, and drummer Andy Stack’s one-hand synth-playing now envelops their sinuous melodies in a woozy, diaphanous cast. If anything, Shriek could use more of the energy that animates Wasner’s synth-forward extracurriculars, the rave-up pocket pop of Dungeonesse and the arty yacht rock of Flock of Dimes. Read more >>> Wye Oak performs with Braids at 7 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $22. (202) 265-0930. L. Fischer)


Birch & Barley is bringing out some of its finest house-cured porks starting today for "MayHam" charcuterie boards, which will be available through May 11. Guests can create their own boards or opt for the aged prosciutto, ham, and pork butter board with freshly baked bread. (The boards will also be available in ChurchKey for the week.) In addition, each week in May, one suckling pig dinner is available for four to six guests; reservations can be made Tuesday through Saturday, and the dinner is $95 per person, not including tax and tip. The pig roast includes four family-style courses with beer pairings and an after-dinner whiskey pulled from the private collection. Birch & Barley. 1337 14th St. NW. (202) 567-2576. (Quinn Kelley)


Need advice? Head to Sixth & I Historic Synagogue for a discussion with Emily Yoffe, author of Slate's "Dear Prudence" column. 7 p.m. at 600 I St. NW. $20.

Garage rock group Leopold and His Fiction play DC9 with local trio Sunwolf. 9 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $10.

Tropicalia presents Agarrate Catalina, an Uruguayan group performing popular musical theater pieces usually presented during Carnival.

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