by John Tarpley
My pick? Ty Segall at White Water Tavern. The prolific 23-year old uberwunderkind's stock is sky-high right now after the release of his newest LP, "Melted," which sports some of the greatest surf/garage punk in recent memory—a welcome piece of quality in a one-note genre—and one of the scariest/coolest pieces of cover art I've ever seen. Oh, and I'm going to add that the album's second track, "Caesar," is amazing. I'll see you there. 10 p.m.
At Juanita's, electropop act The Octopus Project plays an odd, mostly instrumental reworking of twee music that They're co-headlining with dancey, sunshiney fellow electro act, Starfucker. Offended by the name? They're changing it. But, purists, don't worry. They'll probably still sound like an Old Navy commercial. 9 p.m., $10.
Call your friends' moms: Christian M.O.R. megasuperstars Steven Curtis Chapman and Mary Beth Chapman are playing at the Church at Rock Creek. 7 p.m., $20-$45.
Metalcore at Downtown Music tonight: MyChildren, MyBride hits the stage with Kingdom Under Siege and Still Reign. 7 p.m., $12.Canceled.