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Week ahead: Badu double dips at DAR, Stone Temple Pilots release first album in nine years

erykah baduErykah Badu will be in D.C. for a pair of shows this weekend.

In concert: Soul queen Erykah Badu visits Constitution Hall for a pair of shows on Friday and Saturday. N.E.R.D. opens both, with ascendant superstar Janelle Monae joining for Friday's show. Neil Young performs a solo set at Constitution Hall tonight; tickets are sill available. The Reverend Horton Heat and Cracker appear together at 9:30 club on Saturday at a show that reminds me of that one episode of "120 Minutes." Michael Mayer, one of the head honchos for hugely-influential German electronic label Kompakt Records, stops by U Street Music Hall to spin on Tuesday.

In stores: There are new albums out this week from Stone Temple Pilots and Smashing Pumpkins, so happy '90s to you all! Well, the STP is a legit full length, while the Pumpkins disc is the first of an 11 EP set that will be released over the course of the year. Don't ask. A new one from jam band faves Widespread Panic, "Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook" by Bettye LaVette and Karen Elson's "The Ghost Who Walks" - produced by her husband Jack White - will also be released. And the reverb-heavy self-titled album by Beach Fossils and garage rockin' "Melted" by Ty Segall are both highly recommended.

On TV: Highlights include Bettye LaVette on "Leno" tonight, John Prine with Jim James of My Morning Jacket Wednesday on "Letterman," Reflection Eternal Thursday on "Fallon" and the National Friday on "Ferguson."

By David Malitz  |  May 24, 2010; 5:30 PM ET
Categories:  Future days  | Tags: Bettye LaVette, Erykah Badu, Stone Temple Pilots  
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It still completely blows my mind that Scott Weiland outlived so many of his contemporaries.

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