There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
The band hasn’t turned into the Chills or anything, but Bailter Space’s new Capsul has moments that positively jangle. Meanwhile, the pioneering New Zealand trio, which sounded like Sonic Youth before Sonic Youth did, has not abandoned feedback and pile-driver chords. There’s enough melody and din on the album to offend purists from both camps. With local Branca acolytes Tone at 8:30 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1831 14th St. NW. $7. (202) 667-7960. (MJ)