Jesca Hoop’s music has been praised by Tom Waits, and the California native and longtime British resident has worked with Iron & Wine, Eels and Blake Mills, and twined her unusual vocals with the eerie harmonies of Nicole Eva Emery, who also performs on this bill. On her latest record, Stonechild, produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey), Hoop’s bewitching singing is interlaid with her percolating, percussive guitar patterns to stitch together mesmerizing idylls that are both dreamy and rooted firmly in the earth. Special guests Lucius, Kate Stables and Justis add to the tonal variety, but ultimately it is Hoop’s abstract yet introspective songwriting and solemnly lulling vocals that create this strange mood of enchantment.
Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd., Westlake; Wed., July 17, 8:30 p.m.; $15. (213) 389-3856, bootlegtheater.org.
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