This Week's Best Concerts, in Handy Playlist Form

The Black Ryder: see FridayEXPAND
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.

Friday
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.

Saturday
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.

Sunday
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
Photo by Ceethreedom

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Monday
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.

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

Wednesday
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.

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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