Attorneys rested their case on Wednesday afternoon after playing the videotaped testimony of Jacksons longtime physician Dr. Allan Metzger. The trial is in its 21st week and jurors are expected to begin deliberations next week. Thursday’s Photos of the day AEG Lives defense has focused heavily on testimony from Jacksons former physicians, who have detailed their treatments for the pop superstar. Katherine Jackson claims the concert promoter negligently hired the singers final physician, Conrad Murray, and should be held liable for her sons death. Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 after administering a fatal dose of anesthetic in the singers bedroom. AEG denies it hired Murray. Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Concert Previews

Following 2010’s understated, charming July Flame and a children’s record, Tumble Bee, Veirs returns to working with an eclectic electric band on Warp and Weft, her ninth album and one of her best. It’s a testament to the strength of her songs (which address folk artist Howard Finster and jazz harpist Alice Coltrane as well as more conventional subjects), her voice, and her guitar playing that she’s not upstaged by her coworkers, since she and her producer/husband Tucker Martine used their vast contacts list to bring in Jim James and other members of My Morning Jacket, Neko Case, k.d. lang, and others. She won’t need them, either, when she comes to the Boot & Saddle on Friday night, although she’ll have a three-piece band in tow. – Steve Klinge Laura Veirs and Karl Blau play Friday at 9 p.m. at Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St. Tickets: $15. Information: 267-639-4528, www.bootandsaddlephilly.com . Lee Scratch Perry When it comes to discussing the idea of eccentric dub genius and literal wearer of many hats Lee Scratch Perry in concert, it’s worth mentioning that Perry’s massive catalog now includes a small slew of recent releases. These include 2011’s set of moody remixes from On-U Sound boss Adrian Sherwood titled Nu Sound & Version, 2012’s pairing with the somber electronic godfathers of the Orb (who will be at the Troc in October) for The Orbserver in the Star House, and 2013 efforts such as the ancient rerelease of the winningly experimental Chapter One Dub and something new called Humanicity. Part of Perry’s charm is that his oeuvre is as endless as it is seamless, one long, loping, punky reggae party.