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Running the gamut from scrappy free jazz to strident hardcore to dubby ambient to tweaked electronics, the All Scars’ new full-length, Introduction to Humanity, is a genre-bending montage of the D.C. band’s improvisational language. Says drummer Jerry Busher: “There’s always a tug of war going on, and I think that’s what our sound is.” During live sets, Busher and bassist Dug Birdzell lay down terse grooves while singer, trumpeter, and keyboardist Chuck Bettis and guitarist—and newest member—Andy Charneco fight back with staccato bursts of noise. Defying easy categorization, the quartet’s free-form scuffles emphasize rhythm, movement, and spontaneity. When asked how he defines the All Scars’ sound, Bettis says, “Music is music; it doesn’t really need a name.” Today’s in-store set marks the return of the All Scars from their first national tour and is also their first local show since the release of Introduction. The nameless music begins at 3 p.m. at Now! Music and Fashion, 3100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington. Free. (703) 528-9059. (Brent Burton)