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WEDNESDAY

“It’s a portrait of MY Washington, D.C.,” promise (or warn) producer and Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty’s liner notes to Burn to Shine, an elegantly shot video of eight songs performed by eight acts in a house about to be destroyed in a fire-department training exercise. “My” means, in part, that there are six bands with Dischord pedigrees, and that the music comes in various shades of post-punk—sometimes arty, sometimes folky, and almost always driving and clipped. Included are recent arrival Bob Mould and D.C. expat Ted Leo, as well as Q and Not U, Weird War, and Canty’s own Garland of Hours. For those who don’t get out much anymore, it’s a chance to encounter such newer groups as the Evens, which plays a sort of hootenanny-punk, and Medications (including the Washington City Paper’s Chad Molter), which has a more direct sound than precursor Faraquet. Plus, you get to see them burn the place down. The show begins at 8 p.m. at the Warehouse Theater, 1021 7th St. NW. $5. (202) 783-3933. (Mark Jenkins)