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Big Ass Truck’s hiphop overhauling of Al Green’s “I’m a Ram” puts Robert Gordon’s dynamite compilation, It Came From Memphis in the present tense and highlights the band’s debut disc on Upstart Records. The Beastie Boys of Beale Street, Big Ass Truck gives props to Stax and Hi, but mainly grooves on its own malt-liquor buzz; the band’s shows have become legendary events in Memphis; see what all the funked-up fuss is about when they open for Dixie Power Trio at 11 p.m. at 15 Minutes, 1030 15th St. NW. $6. (202) 408-1855. (ED)