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With the Selecter’s Pauline Black being a rare exception, the ska and dancehall communities are traditionally boys’ clubs. For the Dance Hall Crashers to align themselves with either genre is a little presumptuous; the jaunty ska beats on DCH’s major-label debut, Lockjaw, might inspire memories of the Specials, but their taste for bubble-gum pop will have you most often mistaking them for the Muffs. But it’s attitude, not style, that counts when you crash someone else’s party. When DCH frontwomen Elyse Rogers and Karina Deniké sing about dumping some shithead even though they were decent in the sack, the real triumph is the point of view. Waterdog opens at 11 p.m. at the 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $8. (202) 393-0930. CP