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Punk veterans Christina Billotte, Kathi Wilcox, and Steve Dore can namedrop a slew of impressive former bands they’ve played with, but for now, the trio is focusing on their band The Causal Dots. Coming from Autoclave, Bikini Kill, and The Finger, respectively, the D.C.-born band will release a new album for the first time in over a decade. Billotte and company know what it takes to make purposefully sonic and complex songs; their 2004 self-titled album was able to present The Casual Dots as a new trio with a full set of teeth, showcasing a chasm of deep emotion on “I’ll Dry My Tears” and a clear understanding that its music needs no explanation on “Derailing.” There are no details about what The Dots’ new album will sound like, but live shows are the best place for new surprises and with Casual Dots, you know it’ll be a good one. The Casual Dots perform with Sneaks and Governess at 10 p.m. at Comet Ping Pong, 5031 Connecticut Ave. NW. $12. (202) 364-0404. cometpingpong.com.