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When it comes time to make the soundtrack to the post-ironic age, Combustible Edison will not be on it. That’s not to say that the Providence, R.I., quintet doesn’t deserve recognition. It has taken a genre appealing only for its obscure absurdity (Eisenhower/Kennedy-era lounge music), raised it to a new level, and created more media hype than you can shake a martini at. At the Combusters’ “evening of music, cocktails, and film,” you won’t be able to swing a smoking jacket without hitting a dressed-up hipster. But don’t worry: Like lounge’s original hi-fi-listening fans, they’re just playing their roles. So grab a highball and enjoy. At 6:30 p.m. at the 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $8. (202) 393-0930. (Michael Schaffer)