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Although Richard Thompson is known for his sardonic, eloquent views of the eternal struggle between men and women, the English folk-rocker also doles out blasts of great guitar licks and melodies inspired by hundreds of years of English folk balladry. In fact, Thompson’s most requested number, “Vincent Black Lightning 1952” is a lovely nouveau ballad, telling the tale of a man, his motorcycle, and his lady. Undoubtedly, “Vincent” will be played tonight, as well as numbers from all other periods of Thompson’s career—ranging from the Fairport Convention years to his latest album, You? Me? Us?. At 8 p.m. at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. $24.50. (202) 994-6800. (Ken Roseman)