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Today’s music critics may tout the Hold Steady as the latest band to save rock from effete, mascara-sporting ’80s retreads. But we once knew that swagger pumped rock ’n’ roll’s blood, and we knew without ever asking why. For those who can’t remember, however, there’s documentary evidence. Iggy and the Stooges: Live in Detroit brings us only as far back as 2003, for the Stooges’ first hometown show since the Ford administration. Iggy’s sonic rendition of “No Fun,” for which he and the Stooges are joined onstage by the surging crowd—as well as saxophonist Steve McKay, who guested on the Fun House sessions—should put to rest any question of whether it was only a matter of a particular time and place. As for that, Dead Boys: Live at CBGB 1977 contains even more damning footage that proves something in rock got lost along the way. Unfortunately for the Dead Boys, it might have been them: Overshadowed by the Ramones, the original Bowery bombers never found the obsequious fandom their punk cousins did. The films show at 9 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $3. (202) 667-7960. (Kriston Capps)