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Their River of Fallen Stars album does include a version of “Wall of Death,” but Pete and Maura Kennedy are not the Richard and Linda Thompson of local folk-rock; their voices don’t meld the same way, and their lyrics don’t resonate as deeply or darkly. On the surface, however, the Kennedys’ songs and sound are sparkling. The duo opens for the bland Shawn Colvin at 8:45 p.m. at the 9:30 Club, 930 F St. NW. $20. (202) 393-0930. (MJ)