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Mix surf music, a UFO/outer-space theme, and cheeseball sci-fi soundbites, and the result is the weird spectacle of Man…or Astroman? The Alabama quartet, whose members change their names with every album (to things like Coco the Electric Monkey Wizard, Starcrunch, and Dr. Deleto), creates a chaotic, circuslike atmosphere, yet still delivers stellar instrumentals. Vocal forays like “Destination Venus” suggest that the band can sing as well as play. Opening is Moris Tepper at 10 p.m. at the 9:30 Club, 930 F St. NW. $9. (202) 393-0930. (Ben Buja)