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ToDo ToDay: Paint Branch, Alarms & Controls, and Boss Shepherd’s Opens

paintWhen I found out that the Fort Reno concert series would continue after a brief threat of cancellation, I was relieved. It’s funny, though, that the concert series evokes nostalgia in me for something I never saw: Q and Not U’s searing 2005 farewell concert. And no matter how hard I wish, the band just won’t get back together. Fortunately, their spirit kinda lives on in Paint Branch, the band led by Q and Not U alums Chris Richards and John Davis. Paint Branch won’t play Fort Reno this year, but you can still see them play for free at MLK Library at a show sponsored by the Capital Fringe Festival. (It just might involve skipping a few hours of work.) Read more >>> Paint Branch performs at 3 p.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Free. (202) 727-0321. dclibrary.org/mlk

EAT THIS

Boss Shepherd’s, named after the political boss of the late 1800s and “Father of Modern Washington,” opens today at 11 a.m. just next to the Warner Theatre. The lime green-accented restaurant offers dishes like fried chicken with smoked egg yolk, a roast fowl club sandwich, and bone marrow with pickled egg and breakfast radish. There’s also lots of seafood, whether it's fried oysters on the half shell or a crab cake with pickled scallion and crab mayo. Wines focus on female-owned and operated wineries, while the booze collection features more than 120 whiskies. Read more about the place on Young & HungryBoss Shepherd's, 13th and E streets NW. (202) 347-2677. boss-shepherds.com(Jessica Sidman)

OH AND ALSO

Progressive punk band Alarms & Controls performs at Fort Reno with indie rock trio Talk It and the local performers of Dissonance. 7 p.m. at Chesapeake Street and Nebraska Avenue NW. Free.

California hardcore group Ceremony headlines a show at Rock & Roll Hotel with Nothing, Iron Lung, and Pure Disgust. 7:30 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $14.

Alabama rock quartet Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires returns to DC9 to perform with Wanted Man. 9 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $12.

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