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It was “the middle of one phase of music changing into another phase,” says pianist Bill Holland of the years ’77-’81. That’s when Holland and acts like Mike Cotter and Catfish Hodge could be found on the bill at Columbia Station playing jazz, rock, and boogie while all about them synthobeats swirled. Many things have changed sinceincluding the location of the clubbut the players have remained true to their roots and will re-create part of D.C.’s musical history at the “Columbia Station Reunion.” Joining the front men are an all-star group of musicians who at one time or another played with each of the singers, including guitarists John Jennings and Paul Bell, bassists Ronnie Newmeyer and Wade Mathews, drummer Chuck Sullivan, and Bruce Swaim on power sax. Reception at 7 p.m.; music at 9 p.m.Holland expects an all-star musical train wreck by 1 a.m. At Columbia Station, 2325 18th St. NW. $10. (202) 462-6040. (Dave Nuttycombe)