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APRIL 25

Local quartet My Life in Rain has tapped into the Zeitgeist of ’80s rock. There’s a bit of Bob Mould in Pat Cusack’s guitar riffs and a tad of Paul Westerberg in Matt Kilcoyne’s power-pop vocals. Of course, Husker Du and the Replacements were de rigueur for a boy growing up in America 10 years ago. It’s completely understandable that these four lads would take so earnestly to the sound, but every twentysomething Joe with a Stratocaster has the same idols. My Life in Rain pays homage far better than anyone else though. The band’s first LP, What People Say (a little more than a year old), a strong and completely heartfelt record, offers proof that the comparison to the masters is deserved; it remains untouched by cheap imitations. MLIR opens for Spunk Davis, which takes its moniker from the Martin Amis novel Money, and Super Deluxe. At 8:30 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1831 14th St. NW. $5. (202) 667-7960. (Tina Plottel)