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You can tell me that Ray Davies is a songwriting genius ’til the end of the day, but the Kinks would not have been the Kinks without Dave Davies’ fractious sibling influence. The Davies brothers had a blistering love/hate relationship that set the template for the Noel and Liam Gallagher Show in the late-’90s heyday of Oasis: stage bust-ups, jealousy, hangovers, fisticuffs. Almost as important as his role in setting a new standard for brotherly “love” in Brit-rock was the fact that Dave also wrote amazing songs. His ragged “Death of a Clown” is still a rousing drunken wonder, and “Susannah’s Still Alive” (a highlight on the Kinks’ classic compilation The Kinks Kronikles) might even be betterwith its ragged harmonica and Dave’s breathless vocals swept along in a cascading rush of chords. Don’t even get me started on the late classic “Livin’ on a Thin Line.” You can catch Dave in solo mode at 7 p.m. at the State Theatre, 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. $17. (703) 237-0300. (Richard Byrne)