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MARCH 30

With the obtuse brilliance of latter-day Brian Wilsons, the members of Weezer play post-adolescent boy noise. Updating the beach man’s sensitive poetic-youth shtick, they scrawl bright and effusive sketches of emotion-laden melody and lyric across a vast blackboard of distorted guitar that runs through the band’s eponymous debut disk like a stratum of slate. The songs differ from one another in texture and tone, but the crunge remains the same and the topics are eternal. The band sings plaintively about refuge (“In the Garage”) and rebellion (“Surf Wax America”), expose larval daydreams about romantic love (“No One Else” and “Buddy Holly”), and generally exult in the delicious misery of living. Archers of Loaf and Tuscadero open at 8 p.m. at Radio Music Hall, 9th & V Sts. NW. $17.50. (202) 393-0930. (Michael Dolan)