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Perhaps Clint Conley deserves his reputation as the pantywaist member of Mission of Burma, but at least he doesn’t have to hide behind a sneeze guard on stage like poor, tinnitus-suffering Roger Miller. During MOB’s heyday, Miller created academic, abrasive compositions, whereas Conley contributed the more tuneful Burma “hits,” “That’s When I Reach for My Revolver” and “Academy Fight Song.” After a roughly 18-year hiatus from music to begin a television-production career and father two girls, Conley formed Consonant. He’s switched from bass to guitar for the band he started with ’90s slo-core all-stars Chris Brokaw (of Codeine) and Matt Kadane (of Bedhead). The band’s second disc, Love and Affliction, may be as good a straight-up indie rock record as you are likely to hear all year, but Conley’s nice-guy rep ain’t gonna get any tougher with such well-meaning, Mr. Mom-style lyrics as “I rush to beat the school bus/Can’t stand another hour/ Without their smiles, my precious girls.” Consonant plays with Dead Meadow and French Toast at 9:30 p.m. on the Black Cat’s Mainstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $8. (202) 667-7960. (David Dunlap Jr.)