There was a time when I considered myself a wispy indie-popper. I published a fanzine, collected 7-inch records, and wrote songs about girls and the summer. I dreamed of finding that perfect someone hiding away in a corner of an indie-pop show, draped in thrift-store chic, just waiting for me to come over and shyly whisper, “Hi. Do you like the Field Mice?” Now I like hockey and listen mostly to electronica, jazz, and the occasional blast of emocore rock ‘n’ roll. OK, so the Orchids and Felt still send me swooning, and I love Belle and Sebastian, but I’ve got a steady chick, I’m no longer shy, and I wear primarily new clothing. If you identify with any part of the old Christopher, you’ll find much to like about Brideshead and Elegant, both of which play tonight. With local duo Parkway (assisted tonight by ex-Castaway Stone Ara Hacopian and Washington City Paper editor Leonard Roberge) at 9 p.m. at the Galaxy Hut, 2711 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. (703) 525-8646. (Christopher Porter)