• Rick Bahto
  • Julia Holter

In last Thursday’s Shows to See post I neglected to mention that we’re in the midst of the year’s last big city-sponsored music fest: World Music Festival. As I write in the paper’s festival preview, bureaucratic fumbling and a ridiculously late start in organizing has sapped much of the vitality from the event, the first without founder Michael Orlove at the helm. Still, there are plenty of good sets to take in, from the stunning young Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara, who plays Monday at the Cultural Center, and the traditional Colombian group Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto, who appear Tuesday at the National Museum of Mexican Art and Wednesday at the Old Town School of Folk Music. If you’re more into rocking out to, um, rock, several excellent options from this week’s Soundboard follow the jump.