Could art film and speed metal forge an alliance? They do in the work of New York filmmaker

Spider, who makes short videos featuring headbanging bands. He’ll be joined tonight by Baltimore quartet Candy Machine, which plays bristling art-punk hammered together—artfully but not glibly—from remnants of Captain Beefheart, the Fall, and the like. At 9 p.m. at the Central Armature Annex, 625 D St. NW. $5. (202) 737-5917. (MJ)