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tuesday

In a tribute to the Stooges, Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore wrote in Rolling Stone: “For me, the Stooges were the perfect embodiment of what music should be—of wanting it to be alive, riding the edge of control.” He went to recall a Coachella 2003 experience in which he was on the receiving end of a “jerk-off motion” Iggy Pop made onstage in his direction. Can you feel the love? Moore does—so much so that he’s gone out and produced Brooklyn’s Awesome Color, a trio that, well, sounds exactly like the Stooges. Yet it’s hard to fault either the band or Moore: There simply aren’t many songs that are as kickass a template as the Stooges’ “Shake Appeal” or “Gimme Danger.” For its part, Awesome Color does the tribute well—copping the barred chords and stoner vocals perfectly. And only a jerk-off would argue that the eight songs on the band’s self-titled EP are any less raw or powerful than the music that inspired them. Awesome Color performs with Oneida and the Apes at 8:30 p.m. at the Warehouse Next Door, 1017 7th St. NW. $8. (202) 783-3933. (Jason Cherkis)