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04/21/2017
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Nathaniel Braddock at The Lily Pad, April 29

Pop & Rock

ERYKAH BADU “But You Caint Use My Phone,” the 2015 mixtape by this restless funk explorer, lyrically ruminates on missed calls and bad connections (including a fuzzed-out cover of the New Edition classic “Mr. Telephone Man”) while whirling through stripped-down space funk and a biting riff on Drake’s inescapable “Hotline Bling.” April 28, 7:30 p.m. $65-$79.50. House of Blues. 888-693-2583, www.houseofblues.com/boston

CLEAN BANDIT This British outfit’s sound blends dance-pop thump, classical’s finicky licks, and up-and-coming pop singers while hooking pop-radio listeners. Their besotted “Rather Be,” featuring blue-eyed soul thrush Jess Glynne on vocals, ruled the airwaves in 2014, and their current hit, the reggae-tinged bounce “Rockabye,” nudged its way into the Hot 100’s top 10 earlier this year. April 26, 7 p.m. $20. Paradise Rock Club. 617-562-8800, www.crossroadspresents.com

BEAUTY PILL In 2015 this D.C. collective, led by the composer Chad Clark, released “Beauty Pill Describes Things As They Are,” a gorgeous, labyrinthine exploration of the existential laced with zinging wit and a crackling urgency. With New York No Wave veteran Arto Lindsay, whose first album in 14 years comes out Friday. April 27, 7 p.m. $20. ONCE Somerville. 617-285-0167, www.oncesomerville.com