The Bad Plus

The Bad Plus will be breezing through town for their annual to-do at the Dakota, fresh off a jaunt around Europe and South America. Over four nights, the eclectic trio will perform eight shows, maybe including songs from their recent Europe-only release, For All I Care. Oh-so Continental! Don't worry, you don't have to be one of those types who closes your eyes and makes the occasional esoteric comment about the music. Though you might get a glare for talking during one of their sets, there will also be plenty of people there just because they heard the band does covers—or standards or interpretations or whatever—of Tears for Fears, Nirvana, and others. You might well call the Bad Plus "Jazz for the Masses." It's definitely a compliment. $40 at 7 p.m.; $28 at 9:30 p.m. 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis; 612.332.1010. Through Monday
Mondays, Fridays-Sundays. Starts: Dec. 26. Continues through Dec. 29, 2008

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