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Chrissie Hynde has a distinctively expressive voice — which can mood-swing from fiery, wraithlike, sadomasochistic imprecations into a maternally comforting melodic force at the drop of a hat — that has characterized her career leading The Pretenders and following her heart in her solo work and in such romantic-minded projects as JP, Chrissie & the Fairground Boys. She’s not the first rock singer to try her hand at covering jazzy pop standards — in September, she releases Valve Bone Woe, a set of songs by Hoagy Carmichael, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Charles Mingus, The Beach Boys and Ray Davies — but Hynde is one of the few with the pipes and charisma to pull it off. She’s backed here by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, who are not an especially nuanced or dynamic group but should provide competent if syrupy backing for that voice.

Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood; Sat., July 6, 8 p.m.; $17-$209. (323) 850-2000, hollywoodbowl.com.

LA Weekly