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DECEMBER 3

Five years is a long time in pop music. Enough time for an audience with a short attention span to forget any band from a pre-Nirvana playlist, regardless of that band’s critical adoration. Nevertheless, it took Dave Gavurin and Harriet Wheeler five years to come up with the Sundays’ third album, Static and Silence. The couple spent just enough time to reflect on pop stardom, have a kid, and yet maintain excitement about their music. Static and Silence delivers the ethereal pop that has engendered steadfast loyalty among fans, with enough of Gavurin’s melodic guitar and Wheeler’s dreamy voice to start the comparisons to Ricki Lee Jones all over again. The sound of the Sundays turns out to be timeless. At 7:30 p.m. at the 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $20. (202) 393-0930. (Tina Plottel)