Rock critics are lazy creatures: If one writer comes up with a barely passable comparison for a band, it seems all the others have to jump on board. Don’t believe it can happen to your outfit? Just ask Erase Errata. Sure, the Bay Area quartet shares a few superficial characteristics with the New York no wave/funk band ESG, but not enough to justify the constant comparisons. In fact, Erase Errata’s music has much more in common with that of the Minutemen. The band takes elements of funk and U.K. post-punk and strips them down to the bare essentials— skittering guitar lines, hyperactive drum-and-bass interaction, ranting vocals, and trumpet blasts—creating passionate punk rock that also happens to be danceable, not dance music that found its niche in the underground. I guess it’s just easier to compare four women playing left-field dance music to four women who played left-field dance music, no matter how different the actual tunes are. Erase Errata plays with Scene Creamers and Les Georges Leningrad at 8:30 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $10. (202) 667-7960. (Jacob Long)