Under-the-radar shows to consider this week

Bill Frisell brings his trio to town for Jazz in the Park.

Wilderado Fans of Americana outfits Band of Horses and Dawes shouldn’t sleep on this Tulsa, Oklahoma, four-piece, which lands at Beauty Bar on Thursday, May 17. Wilderado blends rootsy influences, country music and folksy vibes to make romanticized, harrowing rock songs (hear: “Talking About Love to a Cigarette”), but recent single “Sorrow” sees the band opting for a more conventional indie sound with richer production and a fuller, radio-ready appeal. With Foxtrax. 8 p.m., $10.

Mary Lattimore/Together Pangea Lattimore, an LA-based experimental artist, has written harp music for Kurt Vile, Thurston Moore and Jarvis Cocker, to name just a few. If you love Joanna Newsom, you’ll appreciate the instrumental whimsy of Lattimore’s delicate but purposeful musicianship, which can send listeners to a state of hypnotic calm better than your hot yoga class. Embark on a similar journey when she performs an 8 p.m. live set Friday, May 18 at Bunkhouse. Later: LA quartet Together Pangea just rolled through town in September, but if you missed the garage punks perform in support of latest album Bulls and Roosters, you’re in luck. The guys who broke through with 2014 track “Badillac” are back in Vegas for a 10 p.m. Bunkhouse show, with support from LA’s No Parents and Tropa Magica. $12-$15 per show.

Bill Frisell Don’t worry if you didn’t hit Jazz in the Park when it kicked off its 29th season last week. American guitarist and composer Frisell, who built his career blending blues and country with jazz, will perform Saturday, May 19 with two musicians who join him in John Lennon tribute band All We Are Saying. “My trio with Tony Scherr and Kenny Wollesen is probably the most flexible, spontaneous group I play with,” Frisell says on his website. “The program can change from night to night depending on what kind of mood we’re all in … With Tony and Kenny, I have the luxury of playing just about anything that comes into my head at any moment. … These guys really inspire and challenge me every time we get together.” 6 p.m., free, Clark County Government Center Amphitheater.

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