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SATURDAY

Somewhere in a New York City pawnshop, recently stolen instruments belonging to Shoplifting are collecting dust, completely unaware of the irony of their situation. Best-case scenario: The band’s equipment spends a little time sharing shelf space with the similarly missing gear of Engine Down, Pretty Girls Make Graves, and Xiu Xiu before being returned to its rightful owners. Worst-case scenario: Michelle Nolan’s white-on-purple Fender Jazz Bass winds up in the slap-popping hands of a white-boy funk ensemble, and Devin Welch’s prized ’60s Hagstrom becomes the lead guitar for a suburban high-school nü-metal band. Either way, the Seattle quartet keeps touring, performing its West Coast version of clanging, no-wave-revival rock on whatever instruments the members can to borrow for the evening. Show some compassion by bringing your vintage Stratocaster (and leaving your Ibanez at home) when Shoplifting plays with Hott Beat, Navies, and Hits at 8:30 p.m. at the Warehouse Next Door, 1017 7th St. NW. $7. (202) 783-3933. (MB)