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There are several theories as to how the day after Christmas came to be known as Boxing Day, but they all hinge on a charitable gift placed in a box of some sort. Yeah, you’ve got your own Saturday Night Live–inspired plans, but pull your dick out of there, because the Great Perhaps is in need of your good will. The trio grew up in suburban D.C.—guitarist-vocalist Blake Sloane and drummer Will Duncan once played together in a middle-school band called Moo Drinks Milk—and reunited in Chicago a few years ago to form TGP. The goofy-man Proclaimers vibe and sunny sexuality of songs such as “Angels” and “So Long,” respectively, would probably be too syrupy for any other time of year. But the boys are in town for the holidays, playing their hearts out for old friends, family, and somewhat misguided young fans who need their fix of glossy angst to get through the post-Christmas crash. Give the Great Perhaps the gift of a great show when the band performs at 9:30 p.m. at DC9, 1940 9th St. NW. $7. (202) 483-5000. (Anne Marson)