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Greg Davis’ curling pond woods is like that highbrow Gatorade known as vitamin water: simple stuff repackaged, fortified, and given pleasing lowercase branding. Davis adds pillowy beats, warm finger-picking (John Fahey minus the cranky blues obsession), and a Brian Wilson cover to your basic folk-pop, creating an album that goes down smooth, assured, and stress-free. Davis has a master’s degree in composition, and his education has not been misspent; perhaps his music will one day be piped into emergency rooms, DMV waiting areas, and bus stops everywhere to calm the angriest among us. Get ahold of yourself when Davis plays with Marumari, EBSK, and Persil at 8 p.m. at the Warehouse Next Door, 1017 7th St. NW. $8. (202) 783-3933. (Jason Cherkis)