Thursday night is a three-pronged evening of great concerts in the DC area. How to choose? Over at the 9:30 Club, you have the high-energy punk-pop of Ted Leo, a hometown boy done good (9 pm, $12), and one of my favorite live performers. (Note, though, that his show is sadly sold out.) At the Black Cat, you have indie rock royalty in the form of Dean and Britta—that’s Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips, a married couple who make deliciously catchy and lo-fi pop, lately of groups Luna and Galaxie 500 (8 pm, $15). Then at DC9, you have local romantic DC rockers Monopoli playing their last show before the band calls it quits (9 pm, $8).
These shows are just one of our picks for events happening around town this week. For even more fun times and entertainment, including a great ladies night drinks deal on Barracks Row and a jazz jam session, check out Where & When Weekly, our regular column on the best of what's going on around town this week.