Coming to venues this week (we're thinking tickets still available):
• Bass player Tal Wilkenfeld has played alongside Jeff Beck, Prince, The Allman Brothers, Herbie Hancock and Mick Jagger, and she performs at the Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave., 8 p.m. Thursday, July 25. The Australian-born musician has a new debut album, "Love Remains." Tickets: $22.50, $25 day of show, www.aladdin-theater.com.
• Erisy Watt, a Portland-based Americana/folk singer, releases her sophomore LP, "Paints in the Sky," on July 26. She'll play at The Old Church, 1422 S.W. 11th Ave., 8 p.m. Thursday, July 25. Tickets: $12, www.theoldchurch.org.
• The highly-anticipated Portland-area appearance of Lynyrd Skynyrd has arrived. The "Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour" stops at Sunlight Supply Amphitheater in Ridgefield, Washington, 6 p.m. Friday, July 26. Bad Company also performs. Tickets: starting at $29.50, www.sunlightsupplyamphitheater.com.
• Drunken Prayer, touring in support of "Cordelia Elsewhere," plays Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi Ave., 9 p.m. Friday, July 26. Redray Frazier and Chuck Westmoreland also perform. Tickets: $12, $14 at door, www.mississippistudios.com.
• It's a bit of a drive, but the Northwest World Reggae Festival takes place July 26-28 in Marcola, northeast of Springfield. For more: www.nwwrf.org.
• Shinedown, on its "Attention Attention" world tour, plays at the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater in Ridgefield, Washington, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27. Tickets: starting at $29.50, www.sunlightsupplyamphitheater.com.
• The Oregon Zoo, 4001 S.W. Canyon Road, features two concerts in the next week: Broken Social Scene and The Helio Sequence, 7 p.m. Saturday, July 27 (tickets $35-$95); Michael McDonald and Chaka Khan, along with Tommy Alexander, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 28 (tickets $47.50-$325). For more: www.zooconcerts.com. McDonald, a former member of the Doobie Brothers, has an album of new music for the first time since 2000, "Wide Open."
• The Wiggles are famous among the kid set and their parents, and they're touring the United States on the "The Party Time Tour!" and stopping at the Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave., 12:30 p.m. Sunday, July 28. Tickets: $30-$40, www.aladdin-theater.com. They had a successful TV series on Universal Kids and Hulu, and put out the "Party Time!" album on June 28. The group features its first female Wiggle, named Emma (the Yellow Wiggle), who hits the stage with friends Captain Feathersword, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Henry the Octopus, Wags the Dog and Shirley Shawn the Unicorn.
• Portland's Amplus Records was established last year as a nonprofit record company with the mission of supporting and growing Portland musicians, and partnering with Portland-area businesses. One of its acts, multi-instrumentalist Cat Hoch, will be releasing her album in the near future and playing at 9 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside. Tickets: $10, $12 at door, www.dougfirlounge.com.
• The Backstreet Boys are on their biggest arena tour in 18 years, with stops in Europe and North America, including 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at Moda Center. Tickets: starting at $50, parking $20, www.rosequarter.com. They put out their 10th studio album, "DNA," and concluded a 14-month residency in Las Vegas.
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