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Somewhere, a future generation’s Wes Anderson is living a boyhood or girlhood of books and conversation. The kid will undoubtedly need mysterious and obscure rock songs to fill the soundtracks of his/her future films—and would do well to stumble across Mazarin. The Philly band takes a few cues from the psych-pop Elephant 6 scene, but its sound is a little less cute. Frontman Quentin Stoltzfus, once the drummer for the Azusa Plane, limits himself to nasally melodies, the kind that might sound too detached if the rest of Mazarin didn’t display such skill and confidence. The band’s 2001 effort, A Tall-Tale Storyline, is exactly the kind of record that slips under the mainstream radar, to be discovered years later by smart teenagers who find comfort in combing through hipster detritus. You can see the band before it’s rehashed with the Stratford Four at 10 p.m. at the Metro Cafe, 1522 14th St. NW. $8. (202) 588-9118. (Joe Warminsky)

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