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JANUARY 19

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How’s this for a concept? Folk-rock with noise. OK, it’s not much of a concept, but when Madder Rose comes up with the songs—like “Panic On” and “Drop a Bomb”—this New York quartet’s music is as effective as any contemporary post-Valentines hybrid. The Ropers open at 8:45 p.m. at the 9:30 Club, 930 F St. NW. $9. (202) 393-0930. (Mark Jenkins)