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Tuvan throat-singing band Yat-Kha’s press materials go to great lengths to identify leader—and Deep Purple fan—Albert Kuvezin as some kinda punk rocker. But anyone accustomed to sucking in the sounds of bands like Black Flag or Bad Brains won’t hear much of a connection. Actually, the Asian quintet’s music is conceptually much closer to the Pogues’ snotty, revisionist Irish rags: Kuvezin & Co. play droney traditionals with super-rustic titles such as “My Gray Horse” and “Rich Silver Mountain” on both modern electric guitars and ancient acoustic instruments. Sure, there are some druggy psychedelic flourishes and the rumbling, glitchy throat-singing has been tempered for us Westerners, but for the most part, Yat-Kha’s music is unlikely to be mistaken for rock of any variety. It’s folk as fuck. The band plays at 6 p.m. at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. Free. (202) 467-4600. (Brent Burton)