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FRIDAY

The most consistently entertaining part of New York-based, so-hip-you’ll-feel-bad-about-yourself Vice magazine is its “Do’s and Don’ts” photo section, in which the streetwise tastemakers rip poseurs and squares to shreds while praising true fashion mavericks. One of the D&D photographers is Debbie D., who is also one half of Avenue D, a hyped and hypersexual electroclash group. It’s not surprising that Vice (and The Face, and V, and something called Attitude) gave big ups to the girls of Avenue D, but the editors neglected to mention that, though the Miami-bred lasses purport to be influenced by original naughty boy Luke Skyywalker, the duo’s one-note schtick more accurately brings to mind House of Pain. Or that the gals were spotted in an alley digging through Princess Superstar’s trash bin for such songs as “Slut?” and “Stick It In!!!” Or that no matter how short, slashed, or trashed their little neon outfits get, you can still make out a 2002 “sell-by” date on their waistbands. Dress to make the “Don’ts” when Avenue D plays with Freezepop, DJ Mikey Vader, and DJ Iq82 at 10 p.m. at Five, 1214-B 18th St. NW. $10. (202) 331-7123. (David Dunlap Jr.)