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Pity those of us born in the years between Sputnik and Oswald. We were in grade school while the boomers made love (not war), ready to party in the shadows of herpes and “Just Say No.” Face it: Our micro-generation’s been stuffed into hand-me-downs ever since. I can accept Social Security depletion; I just wish my remaining youthful years weren’t soundtracked by 50-somethings declaring, “Hot flashes are awesome!” Nevertheless, I salute the midlife music of Saffire—The Uppity Blues Women. I admire the prowess of guitarist Gaye Adegbalola and, especially, the corduroy-voiced barrelhouse pianist Ann Rabson. But I note with pride that the newest member, multi-instrumentalist Andra Faye, is a dewy 40. It’s nice to see one of us finally grooving with the big sisters. At 8 p.m. at the Barns of Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. $16. (703) 218-6500. (Pamela Murray Winters)