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Local bands are really stepping up in support of good causes around town this inauguration weekend, and a nice cross section of what’s happening in the local music scene these days kicked things off at the Black Cat’s Backstage last night for the D.C. Abortion Fund. You got some dreamy pop in the form of Cigarette—if you can imagine the sound of surfing on a cloud, I think you’d come close to the sound of this ethereal quartet. You got the three-piece Governess, whose surf rock was definitely more on terra firma, complete with a floor tom drum as their sound’s centerpiece. And you had Scanners, who were three chords of interesting fuzz and smear. True to punk roots, it was loud, invigorating, and their set list seemed like it covered 40 songs in 20 minutes. Great music for a great cause.