When it comes to band names, I’m hopelessly jaded. My inbox is perpetually jam-packed with alternately pretentious and sophomoric musical monikers. Yet San Francisco-based post-punk group Standard Poodle’s name immediately called forth a genuine grin. Their newest EP, The Salt Mine, was released on Monday, Nov. 18, and it’s psych, power-pop and rawk-licious. Live, they’re gonna be loud. Commune with Standard Poodle, Pumpin’ For Jill and Terri Schiavo Dance Party at Low Spirits (2823 Fourth Street NW) on Thursday, Nov. 21. The 21-plus show’s cover is $5, and the party starts at 9pm.