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Their name is Faraquet—pronounced “Fair-uh-ket.” But you can call them what you will; a simple moniker can’t stop any rock band worth its weight in Marshall half-stacks. Devin Ocampo and Washington City Paper employees Jeff Boswell and Chad Molter play pointy prog-rock, weaving guitar riffs around crazy time changes. Then, to make sure you’re paying attention, they stop on a dime. And then they continue rolling frantically along like a New York cabbie—but with a better knowledge of their terrain. Their latest release, two solid-gold songs on a DeSoto 7-inch, will rock your socks off. Unfortunately, the record can’t show you the dance moves of drummer Molter. For that, you’ll have to see Faraquet with Burning Airlines and the (Last) Seconds (Of) at 7:15 p.m. at Fort Reno Park, Chesapeake St. & Nebraska Ave. NW. Free. (202) 282-0018. (Mike Kanin)

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