Fri. July 3 -- CAB stands for a long-running fusion tradition, no matter whether the acronym applies to its current members, guitarist Tony MacAlpine, bassist Bunny Brunel, drummer Tom Brechtlein and keyboardist Mitch Forman. I suggest from now on we just call the group Cannabis At Breakfast. At the Baked Potato, 3787 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Studio City 91604; 9:30 & 11:30pm; $20; (818) 980-1615; www.thebakedpotato.com.
Sat. July 4 -- Cantor to the African ancestors Dwight Trible fronts his adventurous yet pocketworthy quartet with pianist John Beasley, bassist Trevor Ware and drummer Paul Legaspi. At the World Stage, 4344 Degnan Blvd., Leimert Park 90008; 9 & 10:30pm; $15; www.theworldstage.org.
Sat. July 4 -- Former short-term Crue voxman John Corabi used to have a solid hard-rock band called Union; now Tony West's Blacklist Union is on the bill with him. Coincidence? With Wyldsky, The Bombs, Ashes of Eagles, Slik Twiist. At the Whisky, 8901 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood 90069; $20; doors 7pm; www.whiskyagogo.com; (310) 652-4202.
Sun. July 5 -- Veteran avant windman Richard Wood pays tribute to the late electronic visionary Mark Trayle with a six-member quintet (now that's alchemy) featuring cornetist Dan Clucas, bassist Michael Alvidrez, bassist Hal Onserud, drummer Marty Mansour and vocal extremist Bonnie Barnett. Opening is the sax-bass-drums trio of Eric Barber, Steuart Liebig & Alex Cline, celebrating the renewal of partnerships suspended when Barber moved to Seattle (now he's moved back; good choice). At Center for the Arts, 2225 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock 90041; 7pm; $10; (626) 795-4989.
Wed. July 8 -- Lyrical cellist Artyom Manukyan joins with equally lyrical pianist Vardan Ovsepian, drummer Gavin Salmon, bassist Tim Lefebvre and "sound fx" artist (usually a drummer) Troy Zeigler. At the Baked Potato, 3787 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Studio City 91604; 9:30 & 11:30pm; $15; (818) 980-1615; www.thebakedpotato.com.
Thurs. July 9 -- Whipping up a benefit for Ohm drummer David Eagle are PMP: two members of Ohm (guitarist Chris Poland and bassist Robert Pagliari) and two former members of Megadeth (Poland and drummer Nick Menza). Gonna fuse your humanity. At the Baked Potato, 3787 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Studio City 91604; 9:30 & 11:30pm; $20; (818) 980-1615; www.thebakedpotato.com.
Thurs. July 9 -- Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson. I guess if you were a rock fan in the late '90s, I don't gotta say more. Second date of the tour; catch 'em before their rasps turn to croaks. At the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater, 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618; 7pm; around $100; www.livenation.com.
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