Kurt Heasley and his Lilys will remind the D.C. indie fraternity of a golden age: the early ’90s, that Slumberland label, those head-hung-blissfully-low shoegazer days. Back then, Lilys were our very own My Bloody Valentine, complete with a wall-of-guitar pop sound and a troubled, creative-genius overtone, one that eventually also fetishized studio perfection. (Heasley’s obligatory Brian Wilson-esque weight gain soon followed.) Since then, Heasley’s roving artistic eye has never lost sight of his roots in ’60s psychedelia/guitar pop, though he’s twiddled with it, moving from city to city along the way, all the while soaking up collaborators and new band members (over 25 and counting). Settled now in Philly, lanky again, with three kids, Heasley is rumored to be working on a new studio recording. Perfect timing, then, for a minor homecoming, the committee for which will include his original bassist, Alex Hacker, now drumming for opener (The Sounds of) Kaleidoscope. The show begins at 9 p.m. at the Black Cat’s Backstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $7. (202) 667-7960. (Mark Williams)

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