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By counterculture-fashion-trend-longevity standards, the recent resurgence of gingham, empire-waist dresses, and commune beards on the music scene should have faded faster than junkie chic. Yet, the latest wave in a seemingly endless stream of indie psychedelic bands continuously manages to keep the hippie-look both hip and relevant by dutifully kicking out the jams of their forebears. And when it comes to keepin’ on keepin’ on, Nudity knows what it takes to really go the distance: sitars and congas. Led by former Tight Bros From Way Back When guitarist Dave Harvey, Nudity has a sound that—while certainly psychedelic—is decidedly dashiki. Still, the band’s not to be pigeonholed (even in such an obscure-to-the-point-of-nonexistent genre), and their recent EP features songs such as “The Nightfeeders” that venture into krautrock-esque territory. (Imagine Comets on Fire with restrained guitars and a motorik beat.) Get your be-in on when Nudity performs with Triple Burner at 8:30 p.m. at the Warehouse Next Door, 1017 7th St. NW. $8. (202) 783-3933. (David Dunlap Jr.)