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Brown Vam­pire The Very Week­end Best Here’s / a Beach bill of pithy House Afro-pop / made by four Columbia grads, sam­ple-ad­dled dance tunes made by two DJs and an African singer, and a nar­cotic am­bi­ent band of two very pretty peo­ple from Bal­ti­more. Does it make sense as a whole? Not es­pe­cially, but each are tai­lor-made for the Bowl’s sun­shine and open space. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. High­land Ave., Hollywood. 7 p.m. to­day. $23.75-$94.75. (323) 850-2000.

Epi­cen­ter Fes­ti­val This is maybe the strangest triple bill in fes­ti­val sea­son 2010: the pick­led, glammy, clas­sic schlock of KISS; Blink-182’s bratty pop-punk and Eminem’s newly resur­gent rhymes atop a lineup of rap, metal and hard rock. No bet­ter dis­play of the male id may be found in con­cert­land. Cal­i­for­nia Speedway, 9300 Cherry Ave., Fon­tana. Noon to­day $96.05. www.epi­cen­ter­fes­ti­

Frankie Rose & the Outs Rose has done time in pretty much ev­ery re­verbed-out, fe­male-cen­tric gui­tar band in re­cent months — Vi­vian Girls, Dum Dum Girls and Crys­tal Stilts among them. On her own, how­ever, she aims for a higher-fi sound that leans vin­tage but feels re­splen­dent. The Echo, 1822 Sun­set Blvd., Echo Park. 9 p.m. to­day. $8 (213) 413-8200.

The Black Keys Gui­tarist Dan Auer­bach and gan­gly funk drum­mer Pa­trick Car­ney are a duo from Akron, Ohio, whose col­lege-kid jam-band look and im­pas­sioned stran­gle­hold on the blues make it clear this is nei­ther retro hip­ster­ism nor the post­punk tin­ker­ing of the White Stripes and com­pany. They’re not cool; they’re just bril­liant. Hollywood Pal­la­dium, 6215 Sun­set Blvd., Hollywood. 8 p.m. Mon.-Tue. $43. (323) 962-7600.

El­lie Gould­ing Gould­ing’s break­through sin­gle “Starry Eyed” has the in­su­lar, pre­cious feel of folk, but it’s riven with ur­gent drum-and-bass pro­duc­tion and a raver’s sparkle. The Roxy, 9009 W. Sun­set Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Tue. $19.25. (310) 2789457.

Pave­ment / Sonic Youth / No Age Three ex­plo­rations of the many pow­ers still lurk­ing in the elec­tric gui­tar — Pave­ment’s slacker ethos dis­guises some of the ’90s most per­fect, dis­af­fected rock songs; Sonic Youth’s ground­break­ing thrash-punk made re­pel­lent noise into high art; No Age’s splices of ’80s hard­core and sam­pler­en­abled am­bi­ence is one of the defin­ing sounds of Los An­ge­les to­day. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. High­land Ave., Hollywood. 7 p.m. Thu. $37.75-$79. (323) 850-2000. Story on Page E1

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