Pop & JazzPreviews by August Brown (A.B.) and Chris Barton (C.B.). Air The French synthetic-pop duo long ago foreshadowed the sense of Gallic cool that now reigns over electronica today. But on recent albums, especially the latest, "Love 2," the duo has, intriguingly, simultaneously turned toward the romantic and the minimal. The pristine Disney Hall acoustics should only underscore the meticulousness and emotional grandeur. (A.B.) Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., L.A. Today, 8 p.m. $35-$55. (323) 850-2000.
The Black Eyed Peas Their ubiquitous recent singles have made the skulls of anyone within earshot of a radio go "Boom Boom Pow" for months now. But the backpack rappers-turned-commercial leviathans define pop music like few other acts right now: pan-ethnic, hook devoted and lyrically so-dumb-it-might-be-brilliant. Hate all you want to, but copying their swagger seems like a pretty solid financial bet now.(A.B.) Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., L.A. Mon., 7:30 p.m.; Tue., 6:30 p.m. $49.50-$89.50. (213) 742-7300.