In 1980, the Feelies released the all-time strum-rock classic Crazy Rhythms. The album’s first single, “Fa Cé-La,” had a reassuring chorus, “Everything is alright,” buoyed by woodblock percussion and super-repetitive guitar notes. Though it had more experimental elements like drone and minimalism, the Feelies’ sound was a huge influence on the jangle-pop genre of the mid-’80s, especially on R.E.M. Led by principal songwriters Glenn Mercer and Bill Million, the Feelies looked and sounded like a Knowledge Bowl team that had been asked a particularly probing question about the Velvet Underground, then deliberated meticulously for a few minutes before answering by erupting into song. After four records, Million abruptly split and went down to Florida to do computer work on security systems at Disney World, and the band was dissolved. Seeing the Feelies play “Fa Cé-La” again after 17 years apart will be a bittersweet experience, as those amazing guitar strums will eventually come to an end. THE FEELIES PERFORM AT 7 P.M. AT THE 9:30 CLUB, 815 V ST. NW. $20. (202) 265-0930.