Welcome back from Thanksgiving weekend! How was the big night? Did anyone catch The Bridge at Rams Head? Or Bob Seger the night after? The Seger show was, according to reporter Chris Kaltenbach, especially good. This week, the big shows are by Erykah Badu and Ryan Adams; we'll have reviews for at least one of them. Elsewhere this week: "Dune," J. Roddy Walston and the Business, and Carly Ptak.
On Monday, indie pop singer Devon Williams performs at Golden West. Williams just released his sophomore album, Euphoria." Doors at 10 p.m. $6.
On Tuesday, Animal Collective's Avey Tare, and Black Dice's Eric Copeland perform at Metro Gallery at 8 p.m. $13. Also: Dan Deacon and Jimmy Joe Roche introduce David Lynch's epic "Dune" at the Charles. 9 p.m. $5.
On Wednesday, Baltimore reggae-soul band Evokatones perform at Sidebar at 9 p.m. $10.
On Thursday, Azita is performing at Golden West at 10 p.m. Azita, who's actually got a lot of ties to Maryland and the DC punk scene, is promoting new album, "Disturbing the Air."
On Friday, the awesome - legendary? can we say that yet? - Erykah Badu performs at Rams Head Live. 7 p.m. $75. Also: Deep in the Game returns to Hippo with special guests G-Side. 10 p.m. $5. And: J. Roddy Walston is at the Ottobar. 9 p.m. $15
On Saturday, Two Boots' music series hosts a record release party for Carly Ptak's new LP. Ptak is one half, with Twig Harper, of veteran noise outfit Nautical Almanac. 8:30 p.m. No cover listed.