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While it may be hard to get excited about hardened rock vets touring the club circuit, the John Entwistle Band at least has some compelling history behind it. Even when making rock history with the Who, Entwistle always followed his own interests. In the early ’70s, he began making solo records and toured England and the United States with his band the Ox. The ’90s have seen the bassist, arranger, and writer of the Who’s more comical tracks gigging with Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band, supporting Roger Daltrey when he performed the songs of Pete Townshend, and occasionally touring with the Entwistle Band. Entwistle once remarked that the Who, back in its Mod days, was convinced it was the best band ever—otherwise, it wouldn’t have gone out on stage. Tonight, it’ll probably be the audience that needs convincing. With Liza Wakeman at 8:30 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1831 14th St. NW. $12. (202) 667-7960. (John Dugan)