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After 20 years of pumping out quality speed-pop shout-alongs with the Godfathers of Punk, Marky Ramone isn’t ready to settle down just yet. The former drummer for the illustriously mangy Ramones is piloting his own band, the Intruders, into the great big stratosphere. Upon giving their debut disc its first whirl, I thought the Intruders had executed a neat body-snatch operation by simply channeling the Ramones. But Marky’s lyrical prowess glitters and gleams with this new project, and the Intruders’ songs are tighter, cleaner, and, well, often far beyond anything his former group could have accomplished. The punk silliness and power chords are requisite fare on “I Wants My Beer” and “Telephone Love,” but in the case of this album, you’ll feel much better about listening to them. At 9:30 p.m. at Iota, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $8. (703) 522-8340. (Sharada Chidambaram)