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An inevitable techno drumbeat drives much of Everything is Mad, Modern English’s latest comeback album. Still, the “I Melt With You” crew has never actually been inclined toward madness, and the new album isn’t even especially forward-gazing. “I Can’t Breathe” takes its cue from the Everly Brothers, while “The Planet” owes its hook to sourangy and tabla—both examples of good taste, but unlikely to provide the band (now a trio) with another modern hit. With Tommy Keene and 3 Day Wheely at 10:30 p.m. at the 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $12. (202) 393-0930. (Mark Jenkins)