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The influence of Mayo Thompson and his band, The Red Krayola, is felt in the chaotic hallucinations of Royal Trux as well as the drone dreams of Spacemen 3. The two classic Krayola LPs, The Parable of Arable Land and God Bless the Red Krayola and All Who Sail With It—with their delay-damaged and tremolo-buried near-pop songs and free-form freakouts—are the aural equivalents of an art happening. The reorganized Red Krayola’s self-titled new album on Drag City (which has also reissued the rare 1970 Mayo Thompson solo record Corky’s Debt to His Father) is nowhere near as nebulous and neurotic as the music created by the band’s earlier incarnation, but that doesn’t mean it’s not as interesting. Sounding like a less melodic Pavement, and featuring musicians including Gastr del Sol’s David Grubbs and Slovenly’s Tom Watson, Thompson’s first release in three years twists intense language and fidgety noises into a tightly wound disc. On this tour, Thompson, Grubbs, and Watson are joined by former Minutemen and fIREHOSE drummer George Hurley, whose snap-tight drumming should enhance the evening’s experiments. With the Anglo-noise-dub-isms of Lorelei at 9 p.m. at the 9:30 Club, 930 F St. NW. (202) 393-0930. $7. (Chip Porter)