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Psychedelic glam rock is so pass-aaayyy, but the Dandy Warhols play it like it’s so today-aaayyy. The Portland quartet wrote a chorus, called it a song, and now “Not Even If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth,” from The Dandy Warhols Come Down, is an alt-rock hit. The album has a thrift-store charm about it: all familiar patterns and styles. But unlike the distinctive smell that permeates all resale items, the Dandys’ hand-me-down songs stink of studio polish. Polara shops at the same treasure trove, where creaky keyboards and big-ass stomp boxes come dirt cheap, but the Minneapolis foursome retains some quality from their vintage grime on C’est la Vie. With Swoon 23 at 9 p.m. at the 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $8. (202) 393-0930. (Christopher Porter)