Arts Desk

ToDo ToDay: Hudson K, Black Masala, and Belgian Beer Tastings

hudson kOn its 2013 release Ouroboros and the Black Dove, Knoxville, Tenn.–based Hudson K doesn’t stick to any one mode. From danceable pop jams to keyboard-heavy power ballads and almost prog-metal romps, the group moves beyond the synth-rock categorization it assigns itself on Facebook. Classically trained vocalist Christina Horn channels Annie Lennox with lingering, ominous vocals, particularly on the group’s 2012 single, “The Knife,” and drummer Nate Barrett contributes pounding beats to Hudson K’s dark but danceable creations. Read more >>> Hudson K performs with Precious Child and Night Kitchen at 7:30 p.m. at Treehouse Lounge, 1006 Florida Ave. NE. $12. treehouselounge.com. (Matt Ramos)

EAT THIS

Granville Moore’s barman Matt LeBarron is kicking off a summer-long beer tasting series tonight in the upstairs bar. Every Tuesday for the next eight weeks, LeBarron will cover different breweries and styles of Belgian beer with tastes of four beers plus snacks. This evening, the theme is Belgian hops. Two one-hour sessions for up to eight people each will begin at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. The $25 tickets can be purchased hereGranville Moore’s, 1238 H St. NE. (202) 399-2546. granvillemoores.com(Jessica Sidman)

OH AND ALSO

The Capital Fringe Festival doesn't officially begin until Thursday, but Gypsy brass band Black Masala kicks off the action tonight at the Baldacchino Gypsy Tent. 10:30 p.m. at 607 New York Ave. NW. Free.

Lo-fi rock duo Dub Thompson plays the Black Cat Backstage with Ought and Insect Factory. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $12.

Electronic artist David Bayley performs as Glass Animals tonight at U Street Music Hall. Tei Shi and VEDAS open the show. 7 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $15.

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