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TUESDAY

For every Ariel there must be a Caliban. Just as mellow beardos and spooky-chic wisps are on the rise, so are their troglodyte foils—born from the bogs of New Weird America, not the verdant woodlands. Instead of fireside thrums and lysergic madrigals, the folk music of this beastly race is all mechanical clatter and crank. Tonight, three delegations from this savage republic will gnash ears and shatter synapses in a show of might and bloodsport for all. Baltimore’s Nautical Almanac kicks out toxic drones on homemade, electricity-free gear. With just a mike and a battalion of butchered FX pedals, Dominic Fernow (aka Prurient) spews streams of hiss and bile. Topping the compost heap with a cherry bomb is Sub Pop’s Wolf Eyes. Praised by Sonic Youth and Anthony Braxton alike, the band has only grown more feral in the face of success. Wolf Eyes, Prurient, and Nautical Almanac play with The Show Is the Rainbow and Books on Tape at 9:30 p.m. at DC9, 1940 9th St. NW. $8. (Bernardo Rondeau)