Minnesota Zoo Weesner Amphitheater on Sunday 7.10

Any band around 40-plus years like Little Feat has endured its share of upheaval. The death of co-founder and lead singer Lowell George in 1979 resulted in the Feat's temporary demise. With the death, due to liver cancer, last August of founding drummer Richie Hayward, the band lost the incomparable instigator of its signature maelstrom of rhythm intrigues. But Little Feat, renowned as a ferocious live band, sails on, fueled by its potent, always intoxicating Southern comforting mash of swamp rock, blues, country, boogie, rockabilly, and R&B. The band still sports longtime members Bill Payne, Paul Barrere, Kenny Gradney, Sam Clayton, and Fred Tackett, with Gabe Ford taking over on drums. All ages. $33. 7:30 p.m. 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; 952.431.9200. —Rick Mason

Novalima

Cedar Cultural Center on Monday 7.11

The Peruvian band Novalima create a compelling fusion of traditional Afro-Peruvian music (the vital sound of an often neglected minority), other Peruvian folkloric elements, contemporary electronica, and additional technical wizardry. Judicious juggling of the programming ensures that the roots prevail, resulting in a sinuous array of dozens of rhythms bubbling to the surface throughout Novalima's third album, Coba Coba, stretching from old Creole waltzes to soca to cutting-edge club grooves. Numerous guests expand the core Novalima nonet, contributing horns, raps, more percussion, and vocals to complement Milagros Guerrero's sultry leads. The result is a teeming cauldron of irresistible past and future sounds. Opening will be Peña, the more traditional, also fascinating Afro-Peruvian band based in the Twin Cities. All ages. $18/$20 at the door. 7 p.m. 416 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612.338.2674. —Rick Mason

Kid Cudi

Target Center on Tuesday 7.12

Ohio-Brooklyn sing-rapper Kid Cudi might be the artiest hip-hop figure yet to headline the Target Center, having gone from the solitary-space-station-jogger hypnosis of his Drake-like 2008 smash "Day 'N' Nite" (which began life as a 2007 mixtape track) to recording depresso trip-hop as striking as last year's "The End," which featured fellow Clevelander and opener for this tour, Chip Tha Ripper. Live, he brings a good band. All ages. $39.50-$49.50. 7:30 p.m. 600 First Ave. N., Minneapolis; 612.673.0900. —Peter S. Scholtes

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J Mcb77
J Mcb77

Totally disagree with review of britney. Never been her biggest fan but I caught her show and it was awsome as is the till the world ends remix. Whoever wrote that review apparently needs 2 get out more or they are like 80 yrs old.

Brian Beck
Brian Beck

RAY CUMMINGS: I honestly don't think you have any idea of what you are talking about.

 
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