Barkmarket‘s new release is more commercial than its last, but that doesn’t mean you can expect to hear it on ‘HFS: The rhythms flailing under vocalist David Sardy’s discordant guitars are catchy, but hismanic ranting gives Gimmick a dangerous edge. Mule and Pitchblende open at 9:15 p.m. at the 9:30 Club, 930 F St. NW. $3. (202) 393-0930. (Stephen Kuhn)

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