Music

Critic’s picks: Pop music

Rob Harrison

ZEDD Born in Russia, based in Germany, and classically trained as a musician, this 23-year-old DJ and producer (born Anton Zaslavski) first sprang to fame with his remix of Skrillex’s “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites.” He has since gone on to work with the Black Eyed Peas and Lady Gaga, whose forthcoming album, “ARTPOP,” features Zedd’s production. Aug. 27-28, 8 p.m. Tickets: $25-$45. House of Blues. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com

BÉLA FLECK & ABIGAIL WASHBURN He’s an established innovator on banjo whose far-flung ambitions have led to explorations of African music, jazz fusion, and bluegrass. Meanwhile, she’s clawhammer banjo player and singer-songwriter with her own interests in detours, such as traditional Chinese music. Also: Fleck and Washburn happen to be married and recently welcomed a baby boy. Aug. 28, 8 p.m. Tickets: $75. Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River. 508-324-1926, www.narrowscenter.org

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EMELI SANDÉ Something of an overnight sensation in her native United Kingdom, Sandé (above) has gradually made in-roads into the US market. Last year’s “Our Version of Events” revealed her to be a versatile soul singer who was also at home in Top 40 pop and balladry. Aug. 30, 8 p.m. Tickets: $27. House of Blues. 800-745-3000, www.livenation.com

JAMES REED

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