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The best part of a band breakup is the aftermath—the spilling-over of the former unit’s now factionalized guts. Of course, this kind of rock postmortem is available to the general public only when the former band becomes two or three or four new ones. For Laddio Bolocko the split was even: Marcus DeGrazia and Blake Fleming became part of Electric Turn to Me; Drew St. Ivany and Ben Armstrong found a drummer and played as the Psychic Paramount. Though Fleming’s tight, complex drumming is enough to almost make any band, Electric Turn to Me did not get the better part of this deal. The Psychic Paramount’s noisy, churning rock more readily recalls Laddio Bolocko’s best moments—and might even indicate who was behind that band after all. Psychic Paramount plays with Jenna & Barbara Bush and Trephine at 9 p.m. at the Warehouse Next Door, 1017 7th St. NW. $6. (202) 783-3933. (Mike Kanin)