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In the late ’80s, Michigan was a breeding ground for electronic dance music. But over the past few years, the state has been home to a different kind of e-music revolution: It seems that kids who grew up on heavy metal started scavenging junk stores for cheap electronic toys. They messed with their finds until once-innocent kiddie keyboards produced the most hideous noises imaginable. Unlike bands such as Wolf Eyes, Viki adds Afrika Bambaataa-esque beats to dense layers of sonic destruction. In doing so, she probably comes closest to the “dance party” tag sometimes used to describe the sounds of her peers. Measles Mumps Rubella—tense PiL-meets-the-Contortions post-punk—joins the party with Tamion 12 Inch at 9 p.m. at the Vanilla Village, 443 I St. NW. $5. (202) 491-6964. (Jacob Long)