When I caught Le Loup a couple of weekends ago at the Black Cat, I came away just as impressed by bill-sharers and local rockers Jukebox the Ghost, who play fresh, catchy piano-based pop rock that reminded me of some of Ben Folds Five’s best stuff. Plus, the group's stage banter is hilarious, and they play an enthusiastic live set. They should be even better in the intimate setting of the Velvet's tiny stage. This Tuesday they’re at the Velvet Lounge (915 U Street, NW). 8 pm.
For more picks of what to do this week, including a poetry slam, hot young Irish authors, free ice cream, and more, check the our Where & When Weekly column.