A garage trio with roots in Doylestown, Pa., the Phobes now sling their Rickenbackers in our fair city. While the title track to their debut, Poverty Jetset, only circles the runway, reservations are in order for their tough version of “Miracle Worker” and other straightforward rockers. The Phobes’ up-tempo sound belongs to the rougher school of mod. Like the Get Hip groups of the recent past, they’ve got a distinctly Northeastern attitude that makes no apologies and little concession to fashion. Like Cynics, they remind us that love, sweet love, is full of lies on “Love Song,” but they sound a little like a more primitive version of Arthur Lee’s Love on “You’ll Never See Me.” While they might cite the Jam as influences, they have a hard-drinking, trouble-making American voice in Eric Litts that places the band in the lineage of the Chesterfield Kings and the Miracle Workers. Catch the next flight and watch ’em work out their Kinks. With the Misery Makers and Mondo Topless at 10 p.m. at the Metro Cafe, 1522 14th St. NW. $5. (202) 518-7900. (John Dugan)

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