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Fuck Krist Novoselic (pictured). Curt Kirkwood—the bona fide guitar god whose music is the missing link between the Grateful Dead and the Circle Jerks—finally seems to have put his traumatic past few years with Meat Puppets behind him, and all the dunderheaded music press wants to talk about is a certain ex-bass-player for Nirvana. Well, not on my watch, bub. As far as I’m concerned, Eyes Adrift—drummer Bud Gaugh, formerly of Sublime and currently of Long Beach Dub Allstars, is the third member—is Kirkwood’s baby. Why? Well, for starters, your average bassist has about as much business fronting a rock band as Hermann Goering. Besides, Kirkwood was producing psychedelic punk masterpieces such as Meat Puppets II and Up on the Sun when Novoselic—whose first post-Nirvana band, Sweet 75, didn’t exactly tear the rock world a new asshole—was a mere sprog. So enough already about Novoselic, who is probably a likable enough fellow (and a pretty good bassist to boot) but whose only other positive attribute, as far as I’ve ever been able to tell, is that he’s not Dave Grohl. Reaction to Eyes Adrift’s live shows has been enthusiastic, and that makes me glad. Because if anybody deserves to bask in musical glory, it’s these guys, who between them have suffered so much heartbreak and tragedy that they could all be Kennedys. Eyes Adrift play with Landon at 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $12. (202) 667-7960. (Michael Little)