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It’s hard to believe that Minneapolitan Jim Ruiz never heard of Bob Stinson, but when told that his guitar once belonged to the Replacement, he did the right thing: He wrote a song about it. Ruiz does the famous six-string justice, playing it pickless in his six-piece pop outfit, the Legendary Jim Ruiz Group. Though the band’s debut, Oh Brother Where Art Thou?, is remarkably retro, it’s still the only thing in the Minty Fresh catalog that’s at all original. LJRG opens for Gavin Friday, who’s out in support of Shag Tobacco, his first project since working with fellow Irishman Bono on the In the Name of the Father soundtrack. At 9:30 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1831 14th St. NW. $12. (202) 667-7960. CP