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TUESDAY

From the beginnings of industrial and noise music, there have been artists who’ve taken their inspiration and materials from trash. Oil drums, metal grates, car parts—such seminal performers as Z’ev used whatever was available to create percussion-oriented, confrontational music. Japanese artist Steve Eto’s aesthetic isn’t quite as in-your-face (witness the animated puppy roaming around his first solo video-album), but he has assumed the mantle of his predecessors. Employing a wide assortment of discarded metal items along with a few “real” instruments, Eto creates energetic solo percussion pieces that suggest the genre’s past and bring Eto’s own sound forward. He will perform as part of “Sound of Tokyo, N.Y.,” a multimedia event that also features one-man-band Retada and video projectionist VJ Hiroaki. The show starts at 9 p.m. on the Black Cat’s Backstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $7. (202) 667-7960. (Jacob Long)