In a viral video that does precisely what it says on the tin — “me singing right into a properly in Italy” — Tiffany Day belts out “Hallelujah,” the stirring ballad written by Leonard Cohen however popularized by John Cale and Jeff Buckley and coated by a whole bunch of singers. For Day, the reverb of the properly gives further depth to her voice as she crescendos, including melisma and going up an octave alongside the best way. The Kansas-raised, LA-based artist has a lot to reward today, and her au courant tackle soulful dance pop is greater than delivering on the promise of that viral video. March 17 at 7:30 p.m. at DC9, 1940 Ninth St. NW. dc9.membership. $18-$20.
When covid-19 shut down touring in 2020, Ian Shelton — drummer and vocalist for sonic pugilists Regional Justice Middle — needed to regroup. He shortly refocused his vitality in a brand new undertaking referred to as Militarie Gun, releasing a debut undertaking with a title that captured the dead-end melancholy of the height pandemic: “My Life Is Over.” On that EP and the album “All Roads Result in the Gun,” Militarie Gun is an outlet for Shelton’s extra melodic impulses as he shout-sings about combating his method out of quotidian nihilism, drawing inspiration from bands that solid noise into track. As he instructed Stereogum: “I really like melody greater than I really like aggression, however I actually love when the 2 can come collectively.” March 20 at 8:30 p.m. on the Runaway, 3523 twelfth St. NE. therunawaydc.com. $16-$18.
To paraphrase a once-great rapper, are you able to think about locking your self in a room and doing 5 beats a day for 3 summers? How about doing three albums a yr for six years? That latter method is the one favored by Thouxanbanfauni. The Chattanooga-born, Atlanta-based rapper-producer is a prolific proponent of the in-the-red rap that fermented on SoundCloud over the past decade. A collaborator with contemporaries together with Playboi Carti and UnoTheActivist, Thouxanbanfauni shrugs out boasts and bon mots over beats that obliterate audio system, eardrums and actuality itself. March 21 at 8 p.m. at Union Stage, 740 Water St. SW. unionstage.com. $20-$35.