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Tonight In Rock: Erykah Badu, Baaba Maal, Bert Jansch, Geographer
Fool's Gold will be performing tonight at the Hollywood Bowl | Photo by Peter Frey & Andrea Martin via Fool's Gold's Myspace
Our Pick: Baaba Maal, Tinariwen, Fool's Gold, Yeasayer @ Hollywood Bowl
Tonight Dallas-bred multiple Grammy Award-winning soul singer-songwriter Erykah Badu will be headlining the Greek Theatre with none other than Kansas City-bred pop singer-songwriter Janelle Monae and Chicago-based hip hop artist Lupe Fiasco. Scottish folk singer-songwriter and former member of Pentagle Bert Jansch is finally making his return to the US following an illness that scuttled his planned 2008 tour, and will be playing at the Largo Coronet tonight with special guest Pegi Young. And, lastly, LAist favorites, San Franciscan indie pop trio Geographer will be gracing Spaceland. But we strongly suggest doing whatever it takes to get into the Hollywood Bowl to catch Brooklyn-based buzz band Yeasayer and local afro-centric indie pop act Fool's Gold, who will be warming up the stage for Senegalese singer-songwriter Baaba Maal and Tinariwen, a band of Saharan musicians from northern Mali.
You can find these listings as well as the rest of the week's in our weekly Week In Rock post, which goes up every Sunday.
Fool's Gold - "Nadine"
Yeasayer - "O.N.E."
Janelle Monae - "Tightrope (Feat. Big Boi)"
Bert Jansch - "Life Depends On Love"
Geographer - "Age of Consent (New Order Cover)"
Erykah Badu, Janelle Monáe, Lupe Fiasco @ Greek Theatre
Baaba Maal, Tinariwen, Fool's Gold, Yeasayer @ Hollywood Bowl
Bert Jansch, Pegi Young @ Largo at the Coronet
Hell Ya! presents Ross Sea Party, Geographer, Jump Jump Dance Dance @ Spaceland
So Many Wizards, The Blank Tapes, Moses Campbell @ McCabe's Guitar Shop
Part Time Punks w/ Warlocks, The Meek, Green Eyes @ The Echo
Chrome Wings, Italic Indians, BARR, PROTECTME @ Echo Curio
Thrones, Hot Victory, Demoralize @ The Smell
Eliza Rickman, The Sea of Bees, Keegan Dewitt, Priscilla Ahn, Tom Freund @ The Hotel Café
Athlete @ Detroit Bar