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Superdrag’s John Davis faces a fairly common quandary in this post-grunge moment: With melodies up the wazoo but only a couple of good reasons to be angry, where does a Beatles freak find the power for his power-pop? In Davis’ case, the grit is partly accidental—his voice tends to give out before his ambition—and partly generational—the guitars crunch. The result is that Superdrag’s latest, Regretfully Yours, is about as natural-sounding as a record with Top 40 ambitions can be. With 30 Amp Fuse and Kristen Barry at 9 p.m. at the 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $8. (202) 393-0930. (Brett Anderson)