ToDo ToDay: Angel Olsen, John Hodgman, and Old Bay Beer
“Are you lonely, too? High five! So am I,” Angel Olsen moans with disarming buoyancy on the crunchy, galloping “Hi-Five,” but she’s doing more than just leavening a downer sentiment with irony and maximum forward thrust. Pretty much all of Olsen’s new album, Burn Your Fire for No Witness, is a musical high five, but the St. Louis artist isn’t just parroting Hank Williams—or Lucinda Williams, for that matter, or Gram Parsons, or her occasional singing partner Will Oldham. Read more >>> Angel Olsen performs with Promised Land Sound at 8 p.m. at Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. $14. (202) 388-7625. rockandrollhoteldc.com. (Jonathan L. Fischer)
Flying Dog Brewery and Old Bay have teamed up to create a new brew with the Maryland seasoning. And you can be one of the first to try the Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale at tonight’s release party at ChurchKey, beginning at 6 p.m. The wheat ale is 5.6 percent alcohol with a citrus hop character and Old Bay added in during the brewing process. The beer was created to support Maryland’s True Blue program, which promotes restaurants and retailers that use real Maryland crab. Read more about the beer’s availability on Young & Hungry. ChurchKey, 1337 14th St. NW. (202) 567-2576. churchkeydc.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Comedian, podcast host, and former Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman performs his "I Stole Your Dad" show at the Birchmere. 7:30 p.m. at 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $25.
Australian psychedelic band King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard plays the Black Cat Backstage with Baltimore psych artist Amos Piper. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $12.
Denver roots rockers the Congress perform with Virginia-based Glass Oaks at Gypsy Sally's. 8:30 p.m. at 3401 K St. NW. $12.
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