Thursday, January 2, 6 p.m.
Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW
Deathfix is a Dischord Records supergroup – its various members hail from post-hardcore kings Fugazi, Faraquet, Medications and French Toast. They take cues from glam and progressive rock, but maintain the utterly Dischordian punk ethos. The result? An über-tight, hyper-melodic self-titled release. Deathfix embarked on a short tour this fall and doesn’t have any concerts scheduled in the future, so be sure to catch it when they perform this one-off, free show at Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage tonight.
Deal nearby: Panache Restaurant + Lounge
Friday, January 3, 8 p.m.
Elvis' Birthday Fight Club
Gala Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW
It’s the King’s birthday, and for the fourth year Astropop Events is bringing its bizarro mashup show out to celebrate. Elvis’ Birthday Fight Club is silly, sexy and satirical. When the top-secret title card names aren’t pummeling each other, burlesque dancers keep the crowd hyped up, “Elvis” and emcee Kittie Glitter provide running, raunchy comedy. Who needs cake when you can have fisticuffs? Buy tickets ($17-$20) here.
Deal nearby: Fast Gourmet
Saturday, January 4, 10 p.m.
Good Vibes for Greg Kavadias
U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW
If you’ve gone out on U Street, you’ve likely made a stop at The Greek Spot for any number of delicacies: spanakopita, chicken kabobs or giant, sloppy gyros. Owner Greg Kavadias is in successful recovery from surgery for a brain tumor, but has bills to pay. Neighbors U Street Music Hall are hosting a benefit show for Kavadias, so stop by tonight for DJ sets from Sam “The Man” Burns, DJ Double 07, and Ozker and toss $10 toward Kavadias’ health. After all, his super-salty french fries have satiated (and perhaps saved) many a weekend reveler.
Deal nearby: Grand Central
Sunday, January 5, 7 p.m.
Ska Goes Solo
Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna
Reunion Culture is so over. Now it’s all about the solo show. Veteran rude boys Chris DeMakes, Ryan Eldred, and Jay Tea have ditched their horn-riddled full acts (Less Than Jake, Catch 22 and Arrogant Sons of Bitches, respectively) to make music themselves. Get nostalgic for your band-camp days and pick it all up at Jammin’ Java tonight. Buy tickets ($12 advance, $15 day of) here.
Deal nearby: Cafe Sazon