Mark Kozelek has consistently delivered deeply moving, intricately textured songs throughout his distinguished career, whether he's performing under his own name, as Sun Kil Moon, or part of the renowned Red House Painters. Kozelek's elegiac vocals whisper forlorn tales of loss, self-examination, and yearning over delicate, haunting guitar work which only adds to the poignancy and atmosphere of his songs. But he's far from thinking his work is too precious to not have fun, frequently reimagining songs by artists as diverse as AC/DC, Modest Mouse, and John Denver while turning them into something entirely his own in the process. In the live setting, he often displays a biting, caustic sense of humor that offsets the stark vulnerability of his tender, stirring numbers, all part of what promises to be a truly riveting performance that surely shouldn't be missed. All ages. $18/$20 at the door. 7 p.m. 416 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612.338.2674. —Erik Thompson

Stanley Clarke Band & Victor Wooten Band

Dakota Jazz Club on Tuesday 3.15

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band celebrates its 50th anniversary
Clint Maedgen
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band celebrates its 50th anniversary

This impressive twofer features a pair of the world's foremost contemporary bass players, each leading his own band. Arguably the most influential bassist of the last three decades, Stanley Clarke earned renown as a tireless innovator—funky slap technique, melodic sense, among dozens—while a sideman for jazz giants, as a member of the pioneering jazz fusion group Return to Forever, and leading his own Stanley Clarke Band, whose latest eponymous album just won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Jazz Album. Wooten is just about as versatile as Clarke. He's long been an integral part of the genre-bending Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, as well as leading his own band in many uncharted directions. A remastered version of A Show of Hands, a classic 1996 release from the five-time Grammy winner, is about to be reissued with additional tracks. $40-$70. 7 and 10 p.m. 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis; 612.332.1010. —Rick Mason

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