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What makes Guitar Shorty’s blues any different from anybody else’s? It’s not anything that can be heard on Get Wise to Yourself, on which this fiftysomething axman dispenses likable and soulful (though standard-issue) Black Top blues. It’s his acrobatic live renditions: Sometimes the former husband of Jimi Hendrix’s half-sister gets the urge to get out on the floor and stand on his head while still strumming. At 8 p.m. at Phantasmagoria, 11319 Elkin St., Wheaton. $9. (301) 949-8886. (Steve Kiviat)