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Monday music picks: George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic

Peter Blackstock

Editor’s note: This article was originally published April 27, 2014

George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic at Empire. The sad truth is Clinton’s been having somewhat uneven shows for years and we can’t vouch for the quality of his pipes these days. It’s also hard to determine who exactly might be playing in the current lineup of P-Funk. Nonetheless, there are precious few artists who genuinely merit the title “living legend” these days, and Clinton, a madman genius who influenced a whole generation of musicians (and their kids), is absolutely one of them. $20-$40. 8 p.m. 606 E. Seventh St. — D.S.S.

Also: It’s still hard to imagine them without the late Layne Staley out front, but Seattle grunge footsteps-followers Alice in Chains are still active with replacement frontman William DuVall. They’re at ACL Live with the Kongos opening. … For something completely different, head out to Poodie’s in Spicewood for 1970s-era songwriter Richard Dobson, making a rare visit from his home in the Netherlands for a gig withW.C. Jameson.