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After drummer Trey Many (who also provided rhythm for Dan Littleton and Jenny Toomey in their Liquorice side-project) left the band, His Name Is Alive regrouped for a new record. Stars on E.S.P. combines ska, country, and ’60s pop into a cohesive brand of indie-pop. It’s a record that borrows from bands like Stereolab and, of course, Tsunami, but concocts a mixture that has not been heard before. With Godzuki, Mark Robinson (playing songs from his solo record, Olympic Death Squad), and Long Fin Killie at 9:15 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1831 14th St. NW. $7. (202) 667-7960. (Tina Plottel)