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Basement Jaxx The combination of the electronic duo Basement Jaxx, PFunk bass legend Bootsy Collins and the L.A. R&B supergoup Tuxedo will make for an exceedingly funky and danceable night at the Bowl. Each act represents various eras and traditions — ’70s funk, ’ 90s rave, retromodern R&B — but together, they’ll all be after a similar groove. They’ll play as part of KCRW’s World Festival. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., L.A. 7 p.m. Sun. $15-$130. hollywoodbowl.com.
SWV/Blackstreet ’90s R&B has been having a revival for some time, and it’s good to see that some of its finest practicioners are getting in on the attention. This show, presented by 94.7FM The Wave, will bring staples like SWV, Blackstreet, Ginuwine and Tony! Toni! Tone! together, and we defy you to not do the dance to “Pony” no matter who is watching. Greek Theatre, 2700 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 7 p.m. Fri. $52.40-$145.10. greektheatrela.com.
Television The NYC band was one of the north stars of early punk rock and post-punk, but they took a longerform and more instrumentally adept route to showcasing abstract feelings of alienation and longing. Tom Verlaine remains one of the genre’s most inimitable guitarists, and the band’s gig at the new Tergram Ballroom near downtown L.A. is one of the venue’s most-lauded early scores. Teragram Ballroom, 1234 W. 7th St., L.A. 8 p.m. Fri. $35. teragramballroom.com.
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The Music Guild’s SummerFest 15 The Neave Piano Trio performs pieces by Brahms, Smetana and Piazzolla. University Synagogue, 11960 Sunset Blvd., Brentwood. Today, 3 p.m. $40-$50; student discounts available. (310) 558-3500.
Sundays Live Los Angeles Chamber Singers’ Cappella performs works by Palestrina, Lassus, Byrd, Tallis, Josquin and Guerrero. Bing Theater, LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd, L.A. Today, 6 p.m. Free. (323) 857-6234.
Back to the Future in Concert A 30thanniversary screening of the hit 1985 comedy starring Michael J. Fox features the L.A. Phil under guest conductor David Newman performing Alan Silvestri’s score. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. Tue., 8:30 p.m. $13-$185. (323) 850-2000. July 4th Fireworks Spectacular With Smokey Robinson The Motown-era performer joins the L.A. Phil under guest conductor Sarah Hicks for classic hits, patriotic favorites and more. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. Thu.-Sat., 7:30 p.m. $13-$258. (323) 850-2000.
July 4 Spectacular Pacific Symphony is joined by Journey tribute band Faithfully for a night of classic rock, patriotic favorites and fireworks. Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine. Sat., 8 p.m. $25-$107; children, half-price in most sections; military, free, with $20 tickets for family members. (714) 755-5799.
Sundays Live The Encore Saxophone Quartet performs music from the Great American Songbook. Bing Theater, LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd, L.A. Next Sun., 6 p.m. Free. (323) 8576234.