If the members of the Byrds had Krispy Kreme behinds, rock critics would be Kirstie Alley–fat from their frequent, repetitive rimjobbing. And yet despite the critics’ tongues, that band didn’t always display the most creativity. Indeed, for its first couple of albums, the Byrds couldn’t go more than a record side without cribbing from Mr. Zimmerman. These days, it seems critics are more prone to dismiss bands deemed overly derivative, and in that spirit, Rogue Wave should be a sitting duck. The band’s rereleased debut full-length, Out of the Shadow, is undeniably beautiful but, as pleasant as the music is, it can’t be described without mention of a certain doughnut-assed ’60s group. Rogue Wave plays with Shadow blurb-writer A.C. Newman and the Neins at 9:30 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $10. (202) 667-7960. (David Dunlap Jr.)