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TUESDAY

In the beginning, there were Scotty Moore, Bill Black, and Elvis Presley. The date: July 5, 1954. The place: Sun Studios, Memphis, Tenn. The tune: “That’s All Right,” a song they never intended to record. Many consider this track to be the Big Bang of rock ‘n’ roll, and they’re pretty much right: The amplified guitar and electrifying vocals gave white music the soul it had lacked, and the musical universe was summarily expanded. Moore, who played guitar on that track, is now a 70-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, but the dang kids keep dragging him out of the house to play his famous licks. His latest tour is alongside Lee Rocker, who, with Brian Setzer and Slim Jim Phantom, was one of the Stray Cats, rockabilly’s most sincere revivalists. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $18.50. (703) 549-7500. (Buzz McClain)