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Self-labeled “breakbeat klezmer jazz” band Juez obviously prizes its Jewishness, but its primary mission is to bring the noise. Sure, some yarmulkes in the crowd might be bobbing purely out of cultural pride, but the undeniable truth is that the music draws strength from more than just identity politics. The band’s rhythm section handles on-the-one funk and exotic time signatures with equal intensity; the horn section is well-schooled in Yemenite melodies and Knitting Factory skronk; and the guitarist is a musical deep-thinker. At times, the overall sound is punk as hell, but more important, the band never comes across like some sort of bleached-out “world music” hybrid. Juez—which has members from New York, Chicago, and Maryland—opens for “Hasidic reggae superstar” Matisyahu at 8:30 p.m. on the Black Cat’s Mainstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $10. (202) 667-7960. (Joe Warminsky)