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2 FRIDAY

No album released last year rocked harder than the reissued Live at Leeds, the 1970 mock-bootleg document of the Who at its most ferocious and glorious: The expanded Leeds is now twice as long, but its highlight remains the band’s A-bomb assault on jazzbo Mose Allison’s “Young Man Blues,” featuring Keith Moon’s temple-size drum kit as lead instrument. Pete Townshend’s shards of distorted riffs magnify the pandemonium, but bassist John “The Ox” Entwistle is the calm eye of the onstage hurricane: “If we all leap about then we would all look like a bunch of idiots,” explained Entwistle. (Listen up, Rancid.) Entwistle’s solo career boasts at least one work that could be considered essential—if only for its title—’71’s Smash Your Head Against the Wall, whose cover sports a revealing X-ray of his skull. The Ox makes a D.C. appearance with Joni’s Butterfly and Matt Sevier at 9 p.m. at the Bayou, 3135 K St. NW. $15. (202) 333-2897. CP