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NOVEMBER 17

Not merely louder than its indie outings, Small Factory’s almost-major move, For If You Cannot Fly, is also better focused and more consistent, if seemingly lacking the necessary knockout track. The Providence pop trio plays between Archers of Loaf and Shiner at 8:30 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1831 14th St. NW. $6. (202) 667-7960. (Mark Jenkins)