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Things to do Thursday, Oct. 23

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Australian Pink Floyd "The Wall": Don't hold your breath if you're hoping to see the real Pink Floyd tour any time soon, but this might be the second best thing. See The Wall performed in its entirety, complete with laser, animation and inflatables. Inflatable what? We're not sure. 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $47.50-$67.

Buckethead: Ahh, the mystery that is Buckethead. Here's the deal: A mostly-mute guy wears a Michael Myers-like mask and a Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket on his head. (There's some backstory about him being raised in a chicken coop). Novelty aside, the former Guns N' Roses guitarist is a gifted shredder with a strange but impressive collection of progressive metal, thrash, funk, electronica, jazz, bluegrass and comedy (including an I Like It Raw tribute to ODB). He's collaborated with Les Claypool, Iggy Pop and Serj Tankian. 8 p.m. Garage Bar, 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $18-$20.

Unearth: It's remarkable that this metalcore band from Massachusetts is even still alive, let alone touring and making new music. Since forming in 1998 they've survived van accidents, violent thieves, physical and mental illness and a rotating cast of members. But they soldier on, releasing their fourth album, The March, on Oct. 14. 7 p.m. State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $20.

Los Lonely Boys: Hopefully these three brothers aren't as lonely now that they've reached the top of the charts. Their bluesy-country rock has a Hispanic twang (bad pun alert!) as spicy as South Texas chili. After they sing the national anthem at the Rays' World Series game tonight, the trio won't be able to stick around for the game. And their Web site says "Go Phils!" Hmm ... 8 p.m. Jannus Landing, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. $27.50.

OctubaFest 2008: The festival concludes tonight with a performance by all the members of the USF tuba/euphonium studio. Not to toot their own horns or anything, but they say this show is a lot of fun. 8 p.m. FAH 101 at USF. 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Free.

Kayaking Spooktacular: As if kayaking at night wasn't scary enough. Sign up for this tour of Clam Bayou and you'll see all sorts of creepy things that go bump in the watery night. Groups are limited to six at a time, so you'll have nowhere to hide out there. Tour leaves nightly at 7 until Halloween from the Outpost, 3007 Beach Blvd. S, Gulfport. $30 single kayak; $55 double kayak. Reservations required.

— Adam Newman

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