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The Sonic Youth of the Southern Hemisphere, New Zealand’s Bailter Space actually experiments with prettiness on its upcoming album (untitled on the preview copies), but not at the expense of its wallop or steely under- and overtones. With the unusually focused dreampop of locals the Ropers and neopsychedelic popsters Radial Spangle at 7:30 p.m. at the 9:30 Club, 930 F St. NW. $5. (202) 393-0930. (MJ)