Masjid An-Nur Mosque, Sunday 10.7

Last fall, Brother Ali helped launch Day of Dignity, a community outreach event at his mosque in north Minneapolis, Masjid An-Nur. Now, the tradition continues with Rhymesayers labelmate Atmosphere topping the 2012 bill, and Maybach Music Group rising star Stalley joining in too. The second annual Day of Dignity brings focus to our community members in need and provides clothing, food, medical supplies, and obviously some solid entertainment. Taking a peek at the calendar, it looks like Ali himself might be in the neighborhood on this occasion. All ages, free, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 1729 Lyndale Ave. N., Minneapolis; 612.521.1749. —Reed Fischer

Mike Watt & the Missingmen

Turf Club, Sunday 10.7

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Legendary Minutemen and Firehose bassist Mike Watt has never been one to rest on his past success. Not only has he forged a celebrated solo career, but as of late he has also played with the reunited Stooges on their recent tours. But Watt is once again touring in support of his stellar, Hieronymus Bosch-inspired album Hyphenated-man, and is bringing those feisty songs back to the Turf Club as part of what he's humorously calling "the second heapin' helpin' of third opera tour." Watt will again have the Missingmen, Tom Watson and Raul Morales, at his side as he gives these songs life one last time before he inevitably switches his musical direction yet again. With LITE. 21+, $13, 8 p.m. 1601 University Ave., St. Paul, 651.647.0486. — Erik Thompson

Norah Jones

Orpheum Theatre, Sunday 10.7

It turns out sultry-voiced Norah Jones is more multidimensional than her jazz/classic pop hybrid debut may have suggested. In the decade following her classy hit Come Away with Me, Jones experimented with sparer and more contemporary arty aesthetics as well as letting her country and blues inclinations blossom with her side project, the Little Willies. Again adeptly finessing the changes, this year's Little Broken Hearts opens yet another new facet for Jones. A full collaboration with producer Danger Mouse, Broken Hearts is a moody, pop-noir meditation on just that. It ranges from melancholy and confusion to bitter recriminations and murderous musings in the wake of a breakup. Jones sings with stylish despair, lacing her voice with dark, fathomless undercurrents, while Burton paints her pain in vivid shades of gray. $59-$69, 7 p.m. 910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; 612.339.7007. —Rick Mason


The Cedar Cultural Center, Tuesday 10.9

Practitioners of a brand of indie-pop so instantly ingratiating they've licensed songs for multiple national TV ad spots for the likes of Bloomingdale's and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, New Orleans-based duo Generationals have a sound that is consistently catchy but stylistically diverse. Their excellent 2011 sophomore album, Actor-Caster, saw guitarists/vocalists Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer dabbling in everything from sparkly Strokes-style riffage ("I Promise") to retro-soul piano-led romps ("Greenlead"), their consistently hook-heavy and bright melodic arrangements more than making up for their relatively pedestrian singing voices. New EP Lucky Numbers forgoes the genre-hopping in favor of zoning in on a slick, synth-driven sound for three tracks, ultimately making for a slim but satisfying addition to their sugary song canon. With Devin. All ages, $10-$12 door, 7 p.m., 416 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612.338.2674. — Rob Van Alstyne

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