Friday, 12 August 2016

The week ahead: Aug. 11, 2016

EPMD, by Simon Abrams

The week ahead: Pop & rock
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016

EPMD The influential hip-hop duo of Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith is back in business again, celebrating its 30th anniversary with a road trip focused on its classic 1988 debut LP, "Strictly Business." Aug. 13, 8 p.m. $25, advance $22. Middle East, Cambridge. 617-864-3278,

GOLDEN GATE WINGMEN A special treat suited to the lazy, hazy days of deep summer, this all-star quartet reunites former Furthur bandmates John Kadlecik, Jeff Chimenti, and Jay Lane with bassist Reed Mathis (Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Tea Leaf Green). Aug. 13, 8 p.m. $30, advance $25. Brighton Music Hall. 800-745-3000,

L7 Ferocious, snotty, and confrontational, this LA quartet arose during the grunge explosion, hit the charts, and made its mark on the burgeoning riot grrrl movement. The present reunion coincides with a Kickstarter campaign for a documentary about the band, "Pretend We're Dead." Aug. 11, 7 p.m. $28, advance $24.50. Paradise Rock Club. 800-745-3000,

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