Sergio Mendes + Alejandro Escovedo Band

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The veteran Brazilian who played the first concert ever in the old Met Center in 1967 returns with his breezy, percussive jams as well as the pop hits “The Look of Love” and “The Fool on the Hill.” His most recent claim to fame was cowriting the Oscar-nominated “Real in Rio” for the 2012 animated film “Rio.” (7 & 9:30 p.m. Fri., Dakota, Mpls., $60-$80) (READ STAR TRIBUNE PICKS)

His overlooked “The Crossing,” a concept album about immigration, was one of the top LPs of 2018. The onetime punk turned roots rocker is a stellar songwriter who has collaborated with the likes of Ryan Adams, Peter Buck and Jon Dee Graham over the years. (7 p.m. Wed., Dakota, $35-$45.) (READ STAR TRIBUNE PICKS)

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