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Though all-female and featuring violin, cello, and flute, Splendora is harder-edged than Janet Wygal’s last band, which bore her surname. The Hoboken quintet’s In the Grass, produced by ex-dB (and ex-Wygal) Gene Holder, attempts to balance the overloaded sound’s rock, folk, and chamber elements, and sometimes succeeds. Splendora plays with local janglers Spunk Davis and Special Pillow (featuring former Hypnolovewheelie Dan Cuddy) at 8 p.m. at the 9:30 Club, 930 F St. NW. $5. (202) 393-0930. (MJ)