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A decade ago, in the wake of feel-good charity spectacles like Live Aid, Chumbawamba released its first LP, Pictures of Starving Children Sell Records. Self-serving British music journalists were nearly apoplectic in their disdain for the outspoken, anti-establishment hooligans. In the time since, the octet has managed to keep both its anarchistic punk edge and its dance-music optimism, and it has adapted to the electronica/drum ’n’ bass phenomenon with inconceivable ease—despite ideological clashes with fellow Brit “It” band Prodigy. Now that Chumbawamba’s latest single “Tubthumper” has hit overkill rotation on MTV and (gag!) can be heard in the Home Alone 3 trailer, most fools would write the Chummers off as one-hit wonders or sellouts. And since they got booted off their downtown free-concert perch in October, that just means there’s more room for me to rock out. With Manbreak at 7:30 p.m. at the 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $15. (202) 393-0930. (DA)