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The rootsy music of the Black Family is not as attention-getting as the sexually graphic graphics of upright bassist Gina Black, who claims R. Crumb as an inspiration, but it is seriously rollicking. The Chicago trio turns to jump-blues for a song named after the cartoonist (who’s also a connoisseur of 78rpm cool), but rockabilly is its principal calling. With Shine, Dog Fashion Disco, and Mind’s Eye at 8:30 p.m. at Phantasmagoria, 11319 Elkin St., Wheaton. $10. (301) 949-8886. (Mark Jenkins)