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Were Blur’s “Girls and Boys”—that timeless pop paean to hooking up with anything with a parabola-shaped mandible—a whole lot less melodic, it might serve as the theme for Queering Sound 06 [Echo + Decay], the sixth annual revue of queer experimental artists presented by D.C.’s Triangle Artists Group. Curated by JS Adams (who performs as BLK w/BEAR), the program promises performers drawn from the gay, lesbian, transgender, and otherwise-oriented communities. Queering Sound 06 takes the same happy catchall approach to sound that Damon Albarn did to the lines “Girls who are boys/Who like boys to be girls/Who do boys like they’re girls/Who do girls like they’re boys.” To wit, relatively accessible electronica artist Arthur Loves Plastic (Bev Stanton; pictured), real-time ambient noise scrambler Feedbackackack! (Dan Bidwa), trenchant drone performer Nowhereians (former Rothko bassist and current Slow Life baritone guitarist Crawford Blair) and, for those who like their noise low and slow, Everything Is Fine (Marc Joseph Manning), whose sonic soundscapes will be grounded by banjoist Ginger Richards and DJ/producer J-Lo-Fi (Tim Sheetz). Complementing the atmospheric acts with spoken-word performances, social ecologist Ethan Shoshan, self-described Tejano-Cubano-radical-faerie poet Dan Vera, and several other writers will be on hand to lend traditional anti-AmeriKKKa narratives to an otherwise mum (but not likely quiet) evening. There always should be someone you really love when Queering Sound 06 starts at 7 p.m. at the Warehouse Next Door, 1017 7th St. NW. $5. (202) 783-3933. (Kriston Capps)