Jan. 12-13: The Disco Biscuits
9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW; Fri., 8 p.m., sold out; The Anthem, 901 Wharf St. SW; Sat., 7:30 p.m., $40.
When The Disco Biscuits formed in the mid-’90s, the band’s members were true pioneers, inventing a sound called jamtronica that fused the improvisational tendencies of Phish with the bass-heavy beats of house and techno. More than 20 years in, the band will set a new milestone in D.C. this weekend by becoming the first act to play a show at 9:30 Club followed by one at The Anthem the next night. The 9:30 Club show required an Anthem ticket and is now sold out, but you can still catch the Biscuits’ debut at The Wharf.
Open through Feb. 23: ‘Uncanny Fantastic’ by JD Deardourff
SPACE4: Mobile Art Gallery at Union Market, 1309 Fifth St. NE; Wednesdays-Fridays, noon-8 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., through Feb. 23, free.
D.C.-based comic book artist JD Deardourff has turned a shipping container at Union Market into a portal to a world that’s both apocalyptic and lively by covering the space with his bold, colorful screen prints. The exhibit, part of CulturalDC’s SPACE4: Mobile Art Gallery, coincides with the release of “Uncanny Fantastic,” Deardourff’s screen-printed, self-published comic book series.