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Consortium of Genius with Clockwork Elvis 

There are hardly any other bands in New Orleans today with more complex narrative visions than Clockwork Elvis and Consortium of Genius — in fact, it's weird that there are even two. The C.O.G., in lab coats and fright wigs, bill themselves as "the greatest musicians in the history of science, and the greatest scientists in the history of music." The effect — of the brain trust of three "doctors" and a droll drum robot — is as if they'd stuffed Morgus, Spinal Tap and Mystery Science Theater 3000 into a beaker and lit the Bunsen burner underneath. Stirring up trouble in the lab for a full decade, the band — a Dr. Demento favorite, natch — puts on an elaborate, effects-laden interactive stage show that has included audience members coming onstage for voluntary, invasive "surgery." Clockwork Elvis relies more heavily on mythology than on spectacle. The band plays a straightforward set of energetic Elvis covers, but frontman Elvis DeLarge dresses in the white suit and black derby recognizable to Kubrick fans as the uniform of the violent thugs from the dystopic classic A Clockwork Orange. DeLarge has a complex theory about the complementary nature of Elvis' myth and the story from the film, which you should inquire about if given the chance. For this show, the two bands will present a loosely scripted musical epic of time travel, advanced science and rock. Tickets $10. — Alison Fensterstock

9 p.m. Fri., Sept. 19

One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St., 569-8361; www.oneeyedjacks.net

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