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You might expect the “difficult” Davies brother to be the kooky Kink with a UFO obsession that would humble Whitley Strieber. In truth, Dave Davies is far more lovable than the notoriously distant and pretentious Ray. Dave is the one who practically invented the proto-punk guitar sound, tours tirelessly, and will always play the hits and obscurities for which the Kinkdom faithful clamor. (“Strangers,” the prettiest Kinks song that always gets ignored, is a live staple.) Sure, it’s a given that he’ll also play songs from his latest extraterrestrial-invasion space opera, Bug. But the new tunes are better than they have a right to be—even if you have to follow such lyrics as “UFOs in the Holy Bible/Every stage they come/Lift up your eyes to the skies across the sun”—and his searing guitar makes the Eastern-flavored, mystical mulligatawny a more than palatable dish. Davies plays at 9 p.m. at the State Theatre, 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. $18. (703) 237-0300. (David Dunlap Jr.)