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The softer side of indie rock has always been about trying to capture the twilight. To translate into music that fragile time of day when the sun has dipped below the horizon and the sky is aglow in soft light. To put into words the moment when the sun slips off the side of the earth and the day’s loneliness turns to hope. Philadelphia quintet Clock Strikes Thirteen’s three 7-inch singles feature swaying melodies, boy-girl harmonies, and songs that start in a tuck and then soar. Recalling Galaxie 500, Spacemen 3 at its gentlest, and John Denver’s proto-indie-pop tune “Leaving on a Jet Plane,” the band sounds decidedly dusky. See the light diffuse when CST plays with the Glass of Fashion (formerly the Still) and Theta Wave State at 9 p.m. at the Galaxy Hut, 2711 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. (703) 525-8646. (Christopher Porter)