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Viva Satellite!’s new CD, Extra Eye, is an indie-rock opera about Benz, an outer-space boy kicked off his Cyclopean planet because his peepers number two. He lands on Earth, relieved to see that everyone has a pair of eyes, and finally feels OK about himself. Naturally, he finds a babe and lives happily ever after. On the whole, Extra Eye sounds like an off-Broadway (say, Des Moines) collaboration between “Weird Al” Yankovic and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Rob Christiansen’s earlier conceptual worksabout the Middle East, Leonardo da Vinci, and a couple of French house painters, respectivelywere mere warmups for Extra Eye: This is Christiansen’s Evita. And his “Eat It.” Tonight’s record release party features a full staging of the production. With Pest 5000 at 9:30 p.m. at Velvet Lounge, 915 U St. NW. $5. (202) 518-8944. (CP)