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Plenty of musical snobs still sneer at the disco age, but its influence, undeniably, remains powerful. Dr. Buzzard’s Original “Savannah” Band, founded by brothers August Darnell and Stoney Browder Jr., created a remarkable blend of disco beats, big-band brassiness, and romantic pop melodies in the mid-’70s, scoring a Top 40 hit with “Whispering/Cherchez la Femme/Se Si Bon.” With his next project, Kid Creole & the Coconuts, Darnell has continued to explore and expand that blend, releasing almost 20 albums over the past two decades. The band’s live shows are a colorful mix of rock, reggae, Afro-beat, and various south-of-the-border sounds—all unified by Darnell’s unique retro-fusion sensibility. This latter-day tropical dandy and his merry crew bring their boppin’ dance party into the ’00s tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $27.50. (703) 549-7500. (Ken Roseman)