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Thanks to Dick Dale and the Pulp Fiction soundtrack, surf/instrumental bands like Man or Astroman? can draw a crowd these days. This Alabama quartet effectively combines the hokey guitar leads of the ’60s with the wall of reverb favored by early-’80s West Coast surf-punk. Joining Astroman will be San Francisco’s Mermen, an ambient-surf trio that fluctuates between hard-edged guitar phrasing and ethereal instrumentation; rounding out the evening will be Tone at 9:45 p.m. at the 9:30 Club, 930 F St. NW. $8. (202) 393-0930. (Ben Buja)