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The last time Sander Hicks’ band, White Collar Crime, was in town, it provided backing music for his punky musical Sealove, Manager. Now, Crime returns to D.C. with a new record in hand, the almost parodically punk Death to Muzak. Some of the disc’s theatrically autobiographical songs detail Hicks’ many youthful brushes with the CIA and the State Department, but he’s dishing more than agitprop: In “Printed Matter,” the former Falls Church fella confesses that he’s holding out for love—specifically, the literary kind that’s set in 12-point type. Artist Seth Tobocman, whose first collection of political drawings, You Don’t Have to Fuck People Over to Survive, has recently been reissued by Hicks’ Soft Skull Press, has been a radical voice of the left since the late ’70s, when he co-founded the ‘zine World War Three Illustrated. Tonight, in conjunction with a performance by Crime and an exhibit by artist Tim Pugh, Tobocman presents slides, music, and rants at 7 p.m. at La Casa, 3166 Mount Pleasant St. NW. $5. (202) 544-4668. (John Dugan)