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In these sad days of foppish indie-rockers and Kermit-the-Frog-throated singer-songwriters, the Points offer a glimmer of recklessness to a community that lately seems hell-bent on establishing emotional maturity. The D.C. trio isn’t likely to whisper heartfelt couplets of alt-country courtship into your ear or hold up the show with a soft-hearted request for the soundman to dial in a little more glockenspiel. No, the Points could probably care less about anybody hearing their lyrics, and if an instrument can’t be connected to a speaker cabinet it’s probably not an instrument they want to bother with anyway. Instead, the former house band at the now-defunct Shaw skate park Fight Club deals in loud, wasted three-chord garage rock, played with a bludgeoning repetition that verges on psychedelia.
THE POINTS PERFORM WITH MAS Y MAS AND BIG BOBBY & THE NIGHTCAPS AT 10 P.M. AT THE VELVET LOUNGE, 915 U ST., $8 (202) 462-3213.