The British chanteuse V V Brown -- like a poppier Estelle -- returns to DC9 a year and a half after touring in support of her exuberant debut Traveling Like The Light and the catchy hit "Shark In The Water," a fiery R&B number about a relationship in peril. (She also opened for Maroon 5 and Owl City since her DC debut.) Now, she's touring in advance of her exceedingly bright follow-up, Lollipops and Politics, due early next year, and as the 7th anniversary party of DC9's queer-friendly Liberation Dance Party. Friday, Nov. 4, at 9 p.m. DC9, 1940 Ninth St. NW. Tickets are $15. Call 202-483-5000 or dcnine.com.