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Record, tour, record, tour, record, tour…break up? What is it about so many of the late ’90s’ top indie bands that has led them down this unfortunate path? First there was Braid, then Sarge, and now Discount. The Florida-based four have been total road dogs since the release of their 1996 debut, Ataxia’s Alright Tonight. But now, on the verge of who knows what, Discount is calling it quits. But not before one last tour, of course. Combining singer Alison Mosshart’s evocative lyrics with reliably catchy melodies, the band has sidestepped punk-rock convention and endeared itself to many a jaded indie listener. In support of its swan song, Crash Diagnostic, Discount plays D.C. one last time tonight with River City High, No Lie Relaxer, and Insurgent at 7:30 p.m. at the Wilson Center, 15th and Irving Streets NW. $5. (703) 670-3842. (John Davis)