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Cyndee Clay and Katy Otto ran in the same feminist-organizing circles back in the day at the University of Maryland at College Park. Now that Clay is the executive director of the nonprofit Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive (HIPS) and Otto co-owns Exotic Fever Records, the two are putting their socially conscious heads together for the HIPS Benefit Album Release Show. HIPS, which provides education, outreach, and advocacy for sex workers in D.C., has relied on the local punk scene for fundraising before, and this show is a return to that familiar embrace. The show will feature six artists and bands, including Kathy Cashel and her band, Rare Animal Zoo, and Bellafea, a minimalist duo from North Carolina. Rock out for a good cause at 9 p.m. at the Warehouse Next Door, 1017 7th St. NW. $6 (proceeds to benefit HIPS). (202) 783-3933. (Rachel Beckman)