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Boston-based synth-electro pop-rock band Gentleman Hall won BillBoard's 2011 Battle of the Bands contest. The band's first official record, When We All Disappear dropped last November, with the single track "All Our Love" featured on the CW's 90210. "It is very safe to say that Boston has pumped out some of the best recent acts this year, Gentlemen Hall being on of them. It is also safe to say that good, homegrown funk is alive and well in this millennia and Gentlemen Hall are the bearers of this neo-disco torch," writes the Sound Alarm. They perform with the Young Rapids and Wise Eyes at DC9. 8:30 p.m. $8/$10.
BOOKS & FILM
Journalist Lionel Shriver discusses her new novel, The New Republic, a satiric thriller about a journalist sent to Barba, a province in Portugal, where a local terrorist group fights for its independence. Interestingly enough, Shriver wrote the book before 9/11. Politics & Prose. 7 p.m.
A special screening of The Boy Mir, winner of the Best Documentary Film at the 2011 Santa Barbara Film Festival, at West End Cinema. 7 p.m.