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With Muffs songwriter/guitarist Kim Shattuck doing less shrieking and more singing, the L.A. outfit’s second release, Blonder and Blonder, offers a crisper take on their largely ignored debut’s high-velocity pop-punk sound. The band’s simple three-chord attack and Joan Jett-like vocals may lack the knockout hooks necessary to make heavy rotation on MTV, but they generate an agreeable buzz nonetheless. With Uncle Joe’s Big Ol’ Driver and Grover at 8:45 p.m. at the 9:30 Club, 930 F St. NW. $5. (202) 393-0930. (SK)