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FRIDAY

Since triphop and acid jazz are this generation’s versions of exotica, how will they be revived in the future? Picture, perhaps, a night club stocked with fat, middle-aged men with comb-overs, wearing baggy pants, sucking on pacifiers, and waving GLO-sticks in the air like they just don’t care, as the sweet scent of ganja is piped into the joint’s nonsmoking lounge. Well, at least the interchangeable beats and bleats of triphop and acid jazz are consistently avoided by Coldcut’s label, Ninja Tune, whose “Stealth Tour” sneaks into town featuring the DJing skills of Steve Bear and Task, of Up Bustle and Out, Ollie Teeba, of the Herbaliser, Funky Porcini, and Amon Tobin, whose remarkable new album, Bricolage, might just be the label’s best. At 11 p.m. at the Capitol Ballroom, 1015 Half St. SE. $22. (202) 554-1500. (Christopher Porter)