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It beats meeting through the “musicians wanted” classifieds: Sterling Moss (inexplicably, the band is just called Sterling in the U.K.) began when skydiving singer/guitarist Roger Packham landed atop guitarist Ben Durling in a field near London. The edgy, tuneful songs on the quartet’s upcoming Monster Lingo aren’t as striking as that genesis, but they do winningly combine pop smarts and dark thoughts. With Lizard Music at 9 p.m. at Iota, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. FREE. (703) 522-8340. (MJ)