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Japanese group Pizzicato Five’s nimble collage of ’60s pop culture and contemporary dance music may be heady, but it’s aimed at your feet. In a recent interview, Yasuharu Konishi, maestro to Nomiya Maki’s diva, complained of indie-rock types who dig his set but won’t dance to it. On its latest release, Happy End of the World, the group offers plenty to move to, flirting with drum-and-bass and techno, but never entirely surrendering the circa-Brasil ’66 sounds that form much of its palette. After more than a decade together, Pizzacato Five consolidate their bid for world domination with this, its first recording to receive simultaneous release worldwide and its first in the U.S., where the only English is in the lyric book. Watch them cross the language barrier with their highly visual live show, but don’t let your head have all the fun. With Mono Puff at 7:30 p.m. at the 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $9. (202) 393-0930. (Daniel Searing)