This weekend: Simone, Nudity

Gearing up for the May 13 release of her debut solo album Simone on Simone, Simone, daughter of legendary R&B chanteuse Nina Simone, will take the stage at the Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln, at 8 p.m. Saturday with special guests Typhanie Monique and Neal Alger. Tickets are $18 or $22 via http://oldtownschool.tix.com; call (773) 728-6000 for more information.

Rooted in the immortal psychedelic and space rock sounds of Hawkwind, Amon Duul II, the Velvet Underground and the MC5, the Olympia, Wash. band Nudity promises a surreal and mind-blowing experience when it takes the stage at the Abbey Pub, 3420 W. Grace, at 9 p.m. Saturday. Also on the bill are the equally trippy Dead Meadow, Velcro Lewis & His 100 Proof Band and Plastic Crimewave Sound. The cover is $12 in advance or at the door; visit http://abbeypub.com/ or call (773) 478-4408.

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