This Week's Best Concerts, in Handy Playlist Form

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The Black Ryder: see Friday
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Whether you want to party in the desert with Cracker or at the Shrine with A-Trak, it's another great week for live music in Los Angeles. Follow L.A. Weekly Music on Spotify for a weekly concert calendar playlist, and read below for more details on this week's concerts, festivals and other happenings.

Moody Australian duo The Black Ryder weave their web of funereal dream-pop at the Roxy, and Diana Krall gives the classic-rock standards from her latest album, Wallflower, a jazzy twist for two nights at the Hollywood Bowl. Meanwhile, in the high desert, Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven host their 11th annual Campout festival at Pappy & Harriet's, with guests The Whiskey Gentry, Jonathan Segel, Jesika Von Rabbit and many more.

Few labels know to soundtrack a party better than Fool's Gold, and their annual touring Day Off fest is always a summer highlight. This year, Fool's Gold boss A-Trak and friends take over the Shrine Expo Center, with headliners Action Bronson and Travis Scott. If you're looking for something a little less turnt, give the modern soul sounds of local boy Nick Waterhouse a try. He'll be at the Teragram Ballroom.

The Hollywood Bowl presents what may be its best lineup of the entire summer: neo-soul starchild Erykah Badu, art-rock goddess St. Vincent and haunting local singer-songwriter Moses Sumney.

Veronica Bianqui: see Tuesday
Veronica Bianqui: see Tuesday
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Get your week off to an adventurous start with psych-jazz improvisations of Evan Stone & the Translucent Ham Sandwich Band, who will somehow cram their traveling circus of a show into the cozy confines of the Mint.

Jail Weddings/Blank Tapes singer-guitarist Veronica Bianqui steps out for a solo performance at Harvard & Stone, with support from Joel Jerome and Triptides.

Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall's most recent album, Invisible Empire/Crescent Moon, was a return to the stripped-down folk of her early days, recorded in Tucson with help from Giant Sand's Howe Gelb. She's at the Troubadour tonight and the Hotel Cafe on Thursday.

Local indie-pop duo Drug Cabin are at the Viper Room, girl gang leader Kate Nash rocks the Echo, and the avant-jazz cacophony of the Alexander Noice Sextet invades Bluewhale.

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