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What with the current dance-punk craze, it would seem that D.C.’s 302 Acid is in the right place at the right time. But if many bands of the moment are reclaiming the disco beat for kids who wouldn’t know Nile Rodgers if he made a guest appearance on the Rapture’s next single, 302 Acid dances a bit differently. The band builds sparse, repetitive drum ‘n’ bass with tools you might not expect—actual drums and a bass. Its foundation is built on Ryan Hicks’ metronomically precise beats, which are manipulated into a variety of electronically processed sounds and laid over simple bass grooves and samples. 302 Acid may not have the typical retro-cool image, but if a dance party is really what you’re looking for, the band can certainly deliver. With Melt Banana at 8:30 p.m. on the Black Cat’s Mainstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $12. (202) 667-7960. (Jacob Long)