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MONDAY

An homage to ’60s TV dance parties and a showcase of live indie-rock clamor, the 1983-1989 public-access program The Scott and Gary Show was a no-budget, chaotic mess. Trust me—I was there. Tossed from every studio in New York, host Scott Lewis and director Gary Winter brought their concept to Maryland in 1986, when they hooked up with D.C. filmmaker Jeff Krulik, who was then running a public-access studio. A Tribute to the Scott and Gary Show, a 90-minute retrospective, doesn’t have shots of me doing the alligator to the Ben Vaughn Combo, thank goodness. Instead, it offers the on-acid Butthole Surfers babbling mindlessly, the very young Beastie Boys showing off their belt buckles, and a joyously yelping Half Japanese. There’s also Lewis, in his boxers, wrestling the Velvet Monkeys. Take a trip to my crazy youth tonight at 9:30 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1831 14th St. NW. $5. (202) 667-7960. (Steve Kiviat)