ONEIDA, AU, LIGHTS
(Berbati's Pan, 10 SW 3rd) A double whammy of excellent modern psychedelia hits town with Brooklyn's Oneida teaming with our own native AU for a night of mind-warping non-linear experiments that don't ignore the past 30 years of musical progress. No wavy-gravy dancing required. MS
w/Lights; Berbati's Pan, 10 SW 3rd, 9 pm, $10-12, all ages
Plus, don't forget our piece on tonight's excellent openers, Lights.
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TED NUGENT, VAL HALLA
(Roseland, 8 NW 6th) These days it's impossible not to experience Ted Nugent without your support being seen as a political gesture. The de facto voice of right-wing rock and roll, the Nuge is like a Glenn Beck rant (sans the tears) set to a wailing guitar solo, right down to the title of his current tour ("Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead"). Of course, the Motor City Madman used to make some pretty great songs—if you disagree, at least you can concur that he should be credited for introducing "Wang Dang Sweet Poontang" to our modern vernacular—but now Nugent's legacy is limited to crackpot lines about our secret Muslim socialist president who'll make us all gay marry our vegan cousins, and a level of unashamed hucksterism (coffee, jerky, hunting gear) that would make Gene Simmons blush. If you decide to pony up for tonight's VIP package ($600 plus a $4 transaction fee—because when you are a millionaire every penny counts), you'll get a meet-and-greet with Nugent backstage, 8x10 glossy photo, and an entry for something called a "PorkSlam Hunt." PorkSlam? Huh, sounds pretty gay if you ask me. EAC
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