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I was watching the rave documentary Better Living Through Circuitry recently, and Psychic TV’s head headcase Genesis P-Orridge (pictured) was talking about the power of trance music. I’m sure he had interesting things to say about the ancient, ritualistic nature of dance music, but P-Orridge’s words of wisdom came out sounding like one of Charlie Brown’s teachers, because I was fixated on one thought: “Dude looks like a decrepit old woman.” Then again, if you spent as much time as he did dropping acid, engaging in cultural terrorism, and generating more white noise than an electrical plant, you might look a little rough around the edges, too. A student of Situationism, William S. Burroughs, the Marquis de Sade, and Timothy Leary, P-Orridge has waged war on middle-class values for 30 years now. In 1975, he co-founded the noise-pop group Throbbing Gristle, which produced several recordings that helped define industrial music. When TG busted up in 1979, P-Orridge co-created Psychic TV, of which he remains the sole original member today. Psychic TV darted between extreme collage and ’60s pop—as evidenced on the newly reissued Godstar tribute to Brian Jones—and then went on to dance music in the late ’80s, when P-Orridge is said to have coined the term “acid house.” I don’t know which version of PTV will show up tonight, but jack the tab just in case when the band plays with the Apes at 9 p.m. Friday, June 25, at the 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $20. (202) 397-7328. (Christopher Porter)