Rock complexity is often associated with nerdy bands that worship Rush and Dream Theater. But the D.C. trio Faraquet puts its musical precision in service of taut, melodic post-punk. Guitarist-vocalist Devin Ocampo’s six-string latticework owes something to Gang of Four and Robert Fripp, with spidery licks that interlock with drummer Chad Molter and bassist Jeff Boswell’s churning, insistent rhythms. (Full disclosure: Boswell is City Paper’s operations manager.) Unlike other progressive acts, however, Faraquet’s fat-free arrangements keep the songs from going over the top. Fans have been pining for a reunion since the band broke up 2001—a mere year after their lone full-length, The View From This Tower, was released. A Dischord singles collection, Anthology, arrived in July, the preparation for which led members to reunite for a handful of shows; District dwellers who missed them the first time around now have a chance to hear what made them so great in the first place. FARAQUET PERFORMS WITH STATEHOOD AND RED TAG RUMMAGE SALE AT 9 P.M. AT THE BLACK CAT, 1811 14 ST. NW. $8. (202) 667-4490.