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The greatest contribution of the indie-rock revolution is that it has provided us with every imaginable musical subgenre. Some I like; some I don’t. All I have left to say about what has lately been termed “emo,” for example, is that I’m glad it’s over, and I believe the Hot Snakes agree. Not only because their debut CD, Automatic Midnight, is back-to-basics, attitude-laden rock that bristles with hooks, but also because they say so. According to the press release that accompanied the disc, the Hot Snakes are “a band for all those left flaccid by the current crop of watered down sap [made] under the guise of emotionally inclined punk.” So stop thinking about that eighth-grade crush, microwave all your “emo diary” CDs, and go see the Hot Snakes and openers Les Savy Fav and Love as Laughter at 9:30 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1831 14th St. NW. $8. (202) 667-7960. (Mike Kanin)