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Sun City Girls drummer Charlie Gocher was no doubt the most enigmatic member of a band that was largely defined by its weirdness. In a 1994 Seattle Weekly story, he perfectly described his own chaotic approach to the drum kit: “I read a pop biography about Harry Houdini,” said Gocher. “It inspired me to make it seem like I was breaking out of manacles and a straight jacket. So I played drums like that.” That statement might have summed up the entirety of his artistic output, from his Spartacus-themed solo record to his bizzaro video art. When he passed away early in 2007, Sun City Girls—with whom he had performed for more than 20 years—effectively ended. However, remaining members (and brothers) Alan and Richard Bishop have undertaken a memorial tour in Gocher’s honor, showing a collection of his video works and performing selections composed throughout the trio’s long and strange career. Alan Bishop and Richard Bishop perform at 9 p.m. wEDNESDAY, jUNE 25, at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $13. (202) 667-7960.