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For my money, Vickie Peterson’s solo noncareer has been one of the biggest disappointments of the ’90s. I figured when the Bangles split that Peterson, who was the group’s lead guitarist and (at least at first) its principal songwriter, would have no problem carrying on in her group’s pre-sellout British Invasion style. But Peterson’s last words as a Bangle were, “I wish I could crash and burn,” and she must have meant it. Pretty much all she’s done since is play third guitarist/second female singer in the where-are-they-now? collective the Continental Drifters, whose ambitions are such that they’re flacking their current tour by sending out the album they made before their last tour more than two years ago. Still, former dB Peter Holsapple, former Cowsill (if that’s possible) Susan Cowsill, and former Dream Syndicate bass player Mark Walton make for relaxed company; see how little the Drifters have to prove as they open for Walton’s former boss Steve Wynn, who was also pretty great back in the day. At 9:30 p.m. at Iota, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $12. (703) 522-8340. (James Lochart)