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Any bedroom can start a revolution! No, it’s not a slogan from some mid-’80s Prince four-track or the name of a Guided by Voices bootleg. More than a decade after lo-fi got spelled lo-fi, Sean Peoples still thinks your bedroom can be your musical wonderland. “I got my PowerBook a year-and-a-half ago,” he says. “I’m still paying it off, but it’s allowed me to do a ton of recording.” And as founder and dispenser of the DIY label SocketsCDR, he’s burned quite a few bedroom sessions. In small, private spaces, Sockets artists have created menacing noirs, creepy lullabies, minimalist melancholia, and the perfect power chords. (Bedrooms are still good for that.) Of course, selling them is another matter—Peoples estimates that he gave most of the copies of his first compilation away. So for the extraordinary second volume, it’s time to pony up. Stop by the SocketsCDR Audio Zine/Slim Castle Release Party at 8 p.m. at the Warehouse Next Door, 1017 7th St. NW. $6. (202) 783-3933. (Jason Cherkis)