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Have you ever wondered what you’d get if you mixed the scrap-rock of Tool and the hippie-hop of P.M. Dawn with Ice-T-inspired vocals? OK, so, you probably haven’t. Then again, you lack the innovative impulses of Oakland, Calif., experimental hip-hop sextet Subtle, which uses that sonic jumble todescribe its sound. The group coalesced at Amoeba Records in San Francisco—which is fitting, considering its record-store bin mishmash of a musical style. On tour in support of their upcoming EMI/Lex Records release, For Hero: For Fool, Subtle is Doseone, Jel, Dax Pierson, Jordan Dalrymple, Marton Dowers, and Alexander Kort; Doseone and Jel are Anticon members, and also part of Themselves and 13 & God, along with Dax. Got all that? If you can keep those affiliations straight, you might actually have a shot at deciphering the band’s music. Subtle performs with Son of Nun and Food for Animals at 8:30 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $13. (202) 667-7960. (Sarah Godfrey)