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Now that Pavement has lost its place, is there any reason why Washington’s own Wingtip Sloat shouldn’t conquer the lo-fi world? Well, there’s the new Santa on the Crappa, an album of out-there-takes so offhand that Matador probably wouldn’t touch it. And the fact the NoVa trio didn’t play a single local gig last year. But Sloat can get it togetherSanta features a curiously pretty version of the Fabs’ “Sun King,” of all thingsand the band’s lack of local exposure just makes this show essential. With Dismemberment Plan and Corm at 10:15 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1831 14th St. NW. $5. (202) 667-7960.