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The week's best concerts: June 29-July 5

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  • Born to Be Kind of Blue: The Music of Chet Baker and Miles Davis: Featuring the Larry McDonough Sextet., 7 p.m Wed., $10. Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-332-1010, dakotacooks.com.

  • Fury Things and Lunch Duchess (Tour Kickoff Show): With Bruise Violet, Wretch, Battle Rat, Bug Fix, and Mr. Princess., 7:30 p.m. Wed., $7-$10. Turf Club, 1601 University Ave. W., St. Paul, 651-647-0486, turfclub.net.

  • Ilika Ward and the Moonlight Riders (Record Release Show): With Crankshaft, Mike Munson, and Mikkel Beckmen., 9:30 p.m. Wed., $8-$10. Icehouse, 2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-276-6523, icehousempls.com.
Morris Day and the Time

Minnesota Zoo, Thursday 6.30

Morris Day and the Time performed at the Grammys in 2008 and, under the name the Original 7ven, released their first album in 21 years in 2011. Those years marked the beginning stage of the band’s second overall reunion. They’ve remained active during the 2010s, and the passing of Prince, who put together the band in the ’80s as an extension of his Warner Bros. contract, gave their 2016 special significance. Day’s swaggering playboy persona remains charming, and the other members are still relevant in their own right. Monte Moir, for example, was given a writing credit on Rihanna’s “Work” for its interpolation of Alexander O’Neal’s “If You Were Here Tonight.” To focus on the Time’s individual parts, though, doesn’t do them justice. Whether it’s on a signature hit like “Jungle Love” or one of their jammy deep cuts, their music has always had the ineffable, collaborative energy that defines so much of the best funk. With Mina Moore. All ages. $50-$62.50. 7:30 p.m. 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; 952-431-9200. —Michael Madden

Marquis Hill Blacktet

Dakota Jazz Club, Thursday 6.30

Chicago trumpeter Marquis Hill is a rising jazz star, combining cerebral, elegantly realized post-bop with piquant elements of hip-hop and 21st-century R&B and soul. Hill won the prestigious 2014 Thelonious Monk International Trumpet Competition. His prizes included a contract with Concord Records, which just released The Way We Play. Which is extremely well, the “we” being Hill’s well-seasoned Blacktet. Hill is an accomplished player who balances muscularity and finesse while launching lithe, imaginative improvs and incorporating a certain broad, Chi-town swagger. He’s even drawn comparisons to Clifford Brown, Freddie Hubbard, and Donald Byrd. Prior Hill albums focused on originals, but TWWP is jazz standards ranging from Monk to Horace Silver to “Polka Dots and Moonbeams,” albeit with smart, bristly new arrangements. The hip-hop and other mod twists surface mainly in insistent grooves: a busy freneticism juxtaposing the graceful melody on “Moon Rays,” the percolating rhythms and clipped phrasing on “Fly Little Bird Fly,” the twitchy, Latinized pace on Charlie Chaplin’s “Smile.” $25. 7 p.m. 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis; 612-332-5299. —Rick Mason

  • The Lioness (Record Release Show): With Taylor J, Why Khaliq, Destiny Roberts, DJ Advance, and Tek., 8 p.m. Thu., $8-$10. 7th St. Entry, 701 1st Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-338-8388, first-avenue.com.

  • Music in Mears: Desdamona: With Deploi., 6 p.m. Thu., free. Mears Park, 221 E. 5th St., St. Paul, 651-632-5111, stpaul.gov/index.aspx?NID=1458.

  • Jillian Rae and Ben Lubeck: 10 p.m. Thu., $8-$10. Icehouse, 2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-276-6523, icehousempls.com.
The Jayhawks

Minnesota Zoo, Friday 7.1

This spring’s Paging Mr. Proust is the first Jayhawks album since prodigal co-founder Mark Olson’s return for 2011’s Mockingbird Time and subsequent re-departure. Proust features wistful lyrics juggling loss (“the floor is streaked with dreams and beer”) and renewed hope (“Comeback Kids”). The sound drifts away from country-rock, but retains references to vintage rock and pop while flirting with fresh vistas. Three decades after originating in Minneapolis, the Jayhawks are both comfortable in their legacy and pushing forward. That melancholy prairie echo still haunts frontman Gary Louris’ glowingly melodic tunes, especially on Proust opener “Quiet Corners & Empty Spaces.” “Ace,” meanwhile, is a funky, experimental mashup of noisy industrial crunch, psychedelic guitars, and beeping electronica. Things then morph into the album’s finest Crazy Horse tribute, “The Devil Is in Her Eyes.” Opening is Folk Uke, the duo of Cathy Guthrie and Amy Nelson, whose dads happen to be Arlo and Willie. All ages. $47-$59.50. 7:30 p.m. 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; 952-432-9000. —Rick Mason

Aby Wolf

Icehouse, Friday 7.1

Aby Wolf could fit in wherever she pleases in the music world, tirelessly trying new sounds with remarkable control. On the Minneapolis singer-songwriter’s debut, 2009’s Sweet Prudence, she took a modest folk base and embellished it with surprising shades via strings, accordion, and more. On 2013’s Wolf Lords, a collaboration with Brooklyn-via-Twin Cities producer Grant Cutler, her knack for singing over electronic beats was fully revealed through Purity Ring-esque electro-pop. And her résumé doesn’t end there: There’s also the avant-pop of her band A. Wolf & Her Claws and her hip-hop collabs with Brother Ali, BK-One, and various members of Doomtree. Friday’s full-band show celebrates Wolf’s return to the spotlight as a solo performer, coinciding with the release of a new EP, Call the Rocks. It’s another collaboration with Cutler that’s guaranteed to showcase different sides of Wolf’s versatility and sonic adventurousness. With Bones & Beeker. 21+. $8-$10. 11 p.m. 2528 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-276-6523. —Michael Madden

D’4th of July

Triple Rock, Friday-Saturday 7.1 & 7.2

Tired of the goddamn sun and prefer your fireworks in the form of power chords? Local punk-rock pals Dillinger Four will light up their home venue for two nights of patriotic — or a-patriotic, if that’s your rebellion — upheaval. Unlike last year’s outdoor D’4th, the party’s going down inside T-Rock this year. The D4 boys just celebrated their 21st year as a band, and they’ve enlisted Seattle stoner-metal band Big Business to share the headliner billing Friday. But the focus is mostly local, with storied punx Off With Their Heads and fiery newcomers Naive Sense joining Hive, Constant Insult, and ’Sconnies Arms Aloft on Friday. The shit-kicking continues Saturday with D4 co-headlining alongside rippin’ Michigan pop-punks Cheap Girls, plus appearances from the Brokedowns, Charlie Siren, Color TV, and No Skin. God bless America. 21+. $20-$23 per day; $40-$55 two-day pass. 629 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-333-7399. —Jerard Fagerberg

  • Flipp: With Enemy Planes, and Via., 7 p.m. Fri., $15-$20. First Avenue, 701 1st Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-338-8388, first-avenue.com.

  • Fort Wilson Riot and Pornonono (Split EP Release Show): With Holidae, and AATS., 8 p.m. Fri., $10-$12. 7th St. Entry, 701 1st Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-338-8388, first-avenue.com.

  • The Jayhawks: With Folk Uke., 7 p.m. Fri., $47. Minnesota Zoo Weesner Amphitheater, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley, 952-431-9200, mnzoo.org.

  • Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers: 7 p.m. Sat., $48. Minnesota Zoo Weesner Amphitheater, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley, 952-431-9200, mnzoo.org.

  • Let's Go Crazy II: A Transmission Tribute to Prince: Featuring DJ Jake Rudh. Proceeds benefit Harvest Network of Schools., 9 p.m. Sat., $8-$10. First Avenue, 701 1st Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-338-8388, first-avenue.com.

  • Run Westy Run: With Stolyette., 8 p.m. Sat., $20. Turf Club, 1601 University Ave. W., St. Paul, 651-647-0486, turfclub.net.

  • Lawrence: With Graveyard Club, and Astronomique., 8 p.m. Sun., $10-$12. 7th St. Entry, 701 1st Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-338-8388, first-avenue.com.

  • Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton: 7 p.m. Sun., $30-$60. Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-332-1010, dakotacooks.com.

  • Mercy Seat Music: Masses for the Masses: Featuring original liturgical music by local songwriters. Visit www.nemercy.org for lineup and more info., 5 p.m. Sun., free. Mercy Seat Lutheran Church, 724 Lowry Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 651-335-6369, nemercy.org.
Adele

Xcel Energy Center, Tuesday-Wednesday 7.5 & 7.6

Adele’s heartbreaks have almost singlehandedly resuscitated the floundering record industry. The British singer-songwriter used her past relationships as potent inspiration for her trio of record-setting albums, 19, 21, and 25. Her current run of arena shows in support of last year’s 25 brings her back to the Twin Cities for the first time since 2011, this time for a two-night stand to accommodate the huge demand for tickets. The U.K. megastar is actually launching her massive, four-month-long U.S. tour in Minnesota. Based on her European setlists, fans can expect to hear all of her hits, including her Grammy/Academy Award-winning James Bond theme, “Skyfall,” plus her touching Bob Dylan cover, “To Make You Feel My Love.” The performance is sure to be drenched with emotion, with Adele’s golden voice showing no ill effects from vocal-cord surgery. Sold out. 7:30 p.m. 175 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul; 651-726-8240. —Erik Thompson

  • Violent Femmes: With Brett Newski., 7:30 p.m. Tue., $30, first-avenue.com/event/2016/07/violentfemmes-tue. First Avenue, 701 1st Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-338-8388, first-avenue.com.

  • Wild Child: With the Wild Reeds., 7:30 p.m. Tue., $13-$15. 7th St. Entry, 701 1st Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-338-8388, first-avenue.com.

  • Chick Corea Trilogy Trio: Featuring Christian McBride, and Brian Blade., 7 p.m. Tue., $60-$110. Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-332-1010, dakotacooks.com.