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I’m going to level with you: I know about as much about Bauhaus, the English band that brought us “Bela Lugosi’s Dead,” as I do about Bauhaus, the German Art movement that brought us IKEA. I liked the former’s taste in covers, but, so far as I was concerned, being British, goth, and arty enough to name itself after a German art movement put Bauhaus in the three-strikes-you’re-out category along with the Sisters of Mercy (and lots of bands I thought were British—which, had I known they were actually American, would have put them at four strikes). Post-Bauhaus, singer Peter Murphy has made a career of slowly evolving into David Bowie. Which, seeing as how Bowie stopped being Bowie around the time of “Modern Love” (see Velvet Goldmine for details), has turned out to be a damned smart move on Murphy’s part. To me, at least. Because it turns out that I like British and arty—it’s just the goth part that rankles. Murphy plays with Sarah Fimm at 8:30 p.m. at the 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $25. (202) 397-7328. (Michael Little)