JULY 13

The 1986 documentary X: The Unheard Music showcased the wide-ranging talents and huge reservoir of musical styles that fueled L.A.-based X. Band members cited everything from punk and poetry to country music and Lionel Hampton. Considering their varied interests, it’s unsurprising that they released Unclogged, an “unplugged” album consisting mostly of X standards and bearing no small resemblance to X’s twangy, down-home side project, the Knitters. (John Doe and Exene Cervenka also have new solo albums in the works.) Unclogged includes pure-country renditions of both “Burning House of Love” and “I See Red,” whose original fast-paced urgency is replaced with a slow, determined gait. Most mutated is “Unheard Music”: Thanks to DJ Bonebrake’s heretofore unrevealed Vibraphone talents—and without the driving force of a lead guitar—this once-insistent track becomes positively ethereal. Tonight’s all-acoustic set promises some unique versions of well-known songs. Self-satisfied girl-kisser Jill Sobule opens at 9:30 p.m. at the 9:30 Club, 930 F St. NW. $15. (202) 393-0930. (Ben Buja)