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Though tonight’s bill is stacked musically, the real stars of the show are its beneficiaries, Pastors for Peace, a project that educates people about the missteps of U.S. foreign policy and delivers humanitarian aid to suffering locales abroad. In defiance of the U.S. embargo, PFP has delivered 1,500 tons in aid (medical supplies, computers, ambulances) to Cuba since 1992. Tonight’s show will raise funds to cover the cost of an eighth caravan bringing bookmobiles to the beleaguered island this summer. With conscience stimulated, you may be sonically challenged by Virginia’s Royal Trux (pictured), who have gone from playing far-out ’70s-ish fringe boogie rock on this year’s Virgin disc Sweet Sixteen back to releasing difficult noise for Drag City on their new compilation, Singles, Live, Unreleased. Trux’s Neil Hagerty and Jennifer Herrema produced local sweet sensation the Make-Up on its forthcoming studio album, In Mass Mind, due in late January and sure to be sampled tonight. With Blonde Redhead, Machetres, and El Vez as MC at 7 p.m. at the Calvary United Methodist Church, 1459 Columbia Rd. NW. $5. (703) 276-9768. (John Dugan)