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Tonight In Rock: Aretha Franklin, Lucinda Williams, Medeski Martin & Wood, Jon Brion

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Busdriver will be playing tonight at the Echo | Photo by Joshua Pressman for LAist

Our Pick: Daedelus, Busdriver, & Free Moral Agents @ Ground Zero at USC Campus

Tonight the "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin, will begin a two-night stint at the House of Blues Sunset. Famed folk songstress Lucinda Williams is slated to perform at the Wiltern in support of 2008's Little Honey. Local multi-instrumentalist Jon Brion will be stopping through the Largo at the Coronet with his adept crew. And Brooklyn-based, Pratt Institute-bred noise rockers Japanther are set to tear down the Smell in Downtown. But in light of last night's cancellation of Kaiju Big Battel, we strongly suggest you head over to Ground Zero at USC to catch Busdriver's sinuous flow and Daedelus' burly beats.

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Busdriver - "Unemployed Black Astronaut (Nobody Remix)"

Aretha Franklin @ House of Blues Sunset
Lucinda Williams @ The Wiltern
Medeski Martin & Wood @ El Rey
Jon Brion & Friends @ Largo at the Coronet (One Set Only)
Kraak & Smaak @ The Henry Fonda Music Box
KSCR Presents: Daedelus, Busdriver, & Free Moral Agents @ Ground Zero at USC Campus
Japanther, All Leather, Underground Railroad to Candyland, Killer Dreamer, The Amazements @ The Smell
Round Robin Night w/ Daniel Ahearn, David J. @ Echo Curio
Rodriguez, Connie Prince & The Keystones, Sleepy Sun @ The Echo
Get Yer Rocks Off! Presents: War Tapes, The Human Value, Shiloe, The Black Kites @ Spaceland
Little Teeth, Starburst Crystal Ensemble, Foot Foot, Big Death @ Pehrspace
The White Buffalo @ Troubadour
Anya Marina @ The Hotel Café
Moving Picture Show, Tic Tic Boom @ Tangier
Golden Animals, Starlite Desperation @ Redwood Bar & Grill
Adee & Unpoppable @ Mr T's Bowl