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Andre Williams wrote the R&B standard “Shake a Tailfeather.” But that’s not why people are still interested in him. Beginning with his crazed plea to a judge in his 1955 “Jailbait,” Williams has turned his dirty thoughts into lyrics and voiced them in a one-of-a-kind, gravel-mouthed tone. After he stopped performing in the mid-’60s, Williams worked as a producer—and later ended up in a drug-treatment center. Since being rediscovered by the likes of Jon Spencer, Williams has released two CDs, in which, backed by garage rockers, he dispenses raunchy numbers with titles like “Bonin’.” On his twisted current effort, Red Dirt, this street-corner poet offers his lusty CB-radio style over the minimalist country twang of the Sadies. At 9 p.m. at the Garage, 1214-B 18th St. NW. $10. (202) 331-7123. (Steve Kiviat)