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The recent, vaguely racist fame conferred on Japanese girl groups had more to do with their quirky novelty than their talent—until Cibo Matto came along. But even the duo’s distinctive blend of funk, pop, and sampled weirdness hasn’t received as much attention as its eating habits. Not that Japanese-Americans Miho Hatori and Yuka Honda have discouraged this “food mania”—one translation of their Italian name. They let MTV follow them as they savored pricy dishes at Manhattan eateries, and they recommended their favorite San Francisco restaurants to local papers. At their first D.C. show, supporting their debut, Viva! La Woman, they’ll likely prove their music is as rich and even sensual as their culinary obsessions. With Skeleton Key at 7 p.m. at the 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $8. (202) 393-0930. (John Cloud)