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Among the varieties of Bristol “trip-hop” are the doleful (Portishead) and the merely languid (Massive Attack). Then there’s Tricky, who may not actually (as he claims) fraternize with the devil but has given his long-playing debut, Maxinquaye, a Faustian intensity. Dense, dubby, and expansive, this is one out-there British critics’ fave that makes something more than trendy out of its fashionable influences. With Big Village and Squonk Opera at 9:30 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1831 14th St. NW. (202) 667-7960. $6. (MJ)