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New York dance punk might provide for a never-ending stream of hipster horseshit, but at least the genre is fruitful. Vivian Sarratt and Edmond Hallas, the couple/duo known as Mommy and Daddy, stick pretty closely to the template of the moment: gizmo grooves, fuzzy riffage, attitudinal vocals, and an utter disregard for any mass-market musical developments since the Reagan administration. It’s obviously lovers’ rock—you can feel the tension—but the two don’t seem to be interested in flaunting their relationship. At least not in the lyrics, which are about 808s and dancing and whatnot. Each plays the gizmos, each plays the bass, each sings, and each looks pretty sexy. If Sarratt and Hallas actually are someone’s mommy and daddy, Google isn’t saying. The kid probably would have black hair, though. Mommy and Daddy play with the Dealers and DJ Gibby at 10 p.m. at Five, 1214-B 18th St. NW. $10. (202) 331-7123. (Joe Warminsky)