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For years, people hoped and prayed that the Pixies would get back together. Same deal with beloved yet defunct ’90s indie-rock bands like My Bloody Valentine and Dinosaur Jr. But Polvo? Sort of low on the want list, down near Rodan and June of 44. But In Prism, the band’s first record in 12 years, proves that the North Carolina-based math-rockers had some business left to resolve. It’s the big, jammy, and fully realized rock record the band was maybe too high-strung to deliver the first time around. The intervening years have helped Polvo mellow a bit—softening their patented odd-time riffs with a new appreciation for classic rock grooves.

POLVO PERFORMS at 9 P.M. AT THE BLACK CAT, 1811 14TH ST. NW. $15. (202) 667-4490.