Mayer Hawthorne at the Music Box

The Ann Arbor, Mich., native and current L.A. resident Mayer Hawthorne delivered a well-honed debut album of sleek, wry neo-soul, "A Strange Arrangement," on L.A. indie imprint Stones Throw Records. Mixing such uptempo pop numbers as "Maybe So, Maybe No" with falsetto-powered ballads such as "I Wish It Would Rain," Hawthorne is an able vocalist and a dapper performer to boot. The Music Box, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. 9 p.m. Fri. $20.

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