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Punk ‘zines far outside the Beltway continue to use the phrase “D.C. sound” as a modifier for bands obviously influenced by our homegrown scene. And the fact that that phrase is used and certainly abused illustrates how far and wide the influence of the Dischord set has carried—farther and wider than you might imagine. Like to Spain. Take Aina, an excellent Barcelona-based band whose members might very well have learned to play their instruments—and to speak English—by studying former Jawbox frontman J. Robbins’ licks and lyrics. Aina has played European host to many of our local boys abroad, and Robbins returns the favor this month, as Aina tours the States with his latest project, Burning Airlines. Tonight, the show lands on hallowed D.C. ground for one of the final shows at the Wilson Center. The two bands play with Cry Baby Cry, Monitor, and Crossing State Lines at 6 p.m. at the Wilson Center, 15th and Irving Streets NW. $5. (202) 234-0322. (Colin Bane)

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