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MUSIC: The Flaming Lips at The Fillmore

Tuesday, May 17

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Maybe in the not-too-distant future, after some religion-inspired cataclysm culls the herd, our descendents will rhetorically wonder via bumper sticker: What Would Wayne Do? Wayne would be Wayne Coyne, front man and high shaman for The Flaming Lips, whose concerts have become secular tent revivals where substance-enhanced good vibes rain down with the confetti and balloons. (Coyne can apparently perform miracles because his guitar's rarely plugged in). The Lips' LPs have been uneven as hell since seminal releases The Soft Bulletin and Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, but when you're all singing along to "Waiting for Superman" or "Do You Realize" in some beautiful primal moment of tribal togetherness, you will not care a whit about that. With The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger. $52. 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 Seaboard St. 704-549-5555. www.livenation.com.

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