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TUESDAY

For four decades, Alice Cooper has picked ’em right. Managing to stay on top of popular trends, Alice has gone from late-’60s social ferment (his “Eighteen” is part of the Freedom Rock compilation) to ’70s schlock-rock to Reagan-era pop-metal. By the ’90s, the Detroit-born Cooper was even being hailed as a grunge progenitor. So does that mean his latest road outing—with hair-rock standard-bearers Warrant, Slaughter, and Dokken—is an indication of the sound of things to come? Let Cooper welcome you to my nightmare, if not his own. At 7 p.m. at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia. $15-22.50. (301) 982-1800. (Michael Schaffer)