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It may be a little odd that ramshackle art-school guitar pop is coming from a country known for its precision timepieces, but Swiss band Sportsguitar comfortably delivers the goods (much like predecessors Pavement and the Pastels). Deep into the newly reissued Married, 3 Kids, Oliver Obert tells his girl, “You are as tough as seven Robocops.” While the singer prefers not to waste a witty word, he’ll have a hard time besting these lines from “Tits,” an anti-anthem from Fade/Cliché: “This is art/And art seems hard/So this is hard, yeah/I wanna drink a beer/I wanna smoke dope.” Viva la revolucion, slacker. With Versus and Hurricane Lamps at 8:30 p.m at the Black Cat, 1831 14th St. NW. $6. (202) 667-7960. (John Dugan)