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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. hol­ly­wood­

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. greek­the­

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. ter­a­gram­ball­


Com­piled by Matt Cooper Cel­e­brat­ingNew­man New the Val­ley Mu­sic Sym­pho­nyof Randy Or­ches­tra singer-song­writer-com­poser’sper­forms se­lec­tions from scores the for Hall “Theof Lib­erty, Nat­u­ral,” For­est “Toy Lawn Story,” Holly- etc. woodL.A. To­day,Hills, 6300 2 p.m. For­est Free. Lawn www.nvsor- Drive,

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.

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