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Before the picks, a special video in honor of the opening day at Bonnaroo. It’s a neat little track from the sexiest tribute band ever: Lez Zeppelin.



Tonight: Fink at Iota; Jamie Lidell with Jennifer O’Connor at the 9:30 Club

Friday: Alicia Keys at the Verizon Center; Robert Plant and Allison Kraus at the Merriweather Post Pavilion; Justin Jones and the Driving Rain at the Rock & Roll Hotel.

Saturday: BSO with Barry Douglas at Strathmore; Gordon Lightfoot at Wolf Trap; Monday Michiru at Bohemian Caverns; Wooly Mammoth at the Rock & Roll Hotel; Slick Rick at Love.

Sunday: Shearwater at Black Cat; Major Stars at the Velvet Lounge; Tullycraft at the Red and the Black.

And the closing video: Major Stars wailing (or is it shredding?) in a kitchen. Definitely an 11 on the face-melt-o-meter.