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Whop Frazier grew up at 14th and U Streets NW, and tonight he revisits the old neighborhood to celebrate the release of Bathtub Blues, his second CD release since he began leading Friends by Choice. Having played bass for countless local acts, such as Bobby Parker and Carl Anderson, Frazier has been the focal point throughout the ’90s for his band’s boisterous take on Chicago-style shuffles and soulful, down-home covers. While his songwriting’s not innovative, his clever double-entendre and exaggeration on cuts like “Fat Roberta” and the title track certainly amuse. With D.C. funksters Lazy K at 9:30 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1831 14th St. NW. $6. (202) 667-7960. (Steve Kiviat)