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FRIDAY

Jesus Jones. Buffalo Tom. The Gin Blossoms. Dinosaur Jr. Matthew Sweet. Pond. Shawn Mullins. Evan Dando. Nada Surf. Seaweed. Downy Mildew. Jale. Ned’s Atomic Dustbin. Inspiral Carpets. Sean Lennon. One particular member of this list of has-been indie rockers could have been named “Sassiest Burnout.” That one could also be considered to have some of the worst decision-making skills in the biz (e.g. nuzzling up to Courtney Love, getting a haircut, hosting an MTV alterna-show, and nuzzling up to Simon & Garfunkel’s back catalog). And that very same one had the bad luck of becoming a career druggie and not getting any glamorous press out of it. (Scott Weiland got a Rolling Stone cover for his habit, fer crissakes.) But somehow, that one also had the charm to release a really—can you believe it?—catchy solo album. Find out which one when he plays with Cobra Verde and the Pieces at 8:30 p.m. on the Black Cat’s Mainstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $15. (202) 667-7960. (Jason Cherkis)

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