Mon, Oct 19, Ani DiFranco
Crest Theatre, 6:30 p.m., $38-$40
My sister doesn’t wear bras … or shave her pits. My sister is also an Ani DiFranco worshipper. When I told her that the ’90s female-folk-rock icon was coming down to our town, my sis immediately started dreading her hair and shopping for a pair of rubber shorts to go with her Doc Martens. Grammy-award winning DiFranco has a career spanning more than 20 years, in which she has not only cranked out tunes that are pleasant to the ears, but also has “tackled thorny political issues with an infectious sense of glee,” according to her flack. Never has a woman made an acoustic guitar and brightly colored pleather clothing look so badass. 1013 K Street, www.righteousbabe.com.