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Venezuelan party-funk band Los Amigos Invisibles owe their American audience to David Byrne, who signed them to his Luaka Bop label in 2001. They’ve covered a lot of musical ground since then. Their latest album, “Repeat After Me,” includes some sexyback pop that could give Justin Timberlake a run for his money, plus retro jazz that suits their party vibe well. (8 p.m. Mon., Varsity Theater, $18-$30.) Riemenschneider

 

Discovered on YouTube four years ago from his dorm room at Loyola University in Chicago, St. Paul native Colin Caulfield still goes by his indie-folk moniker Young Man but sounds ready to graduate to bigger things. His final installment in a trilogy of albums for New York indie Frenchkiss Records, “Beyond Was All Around Me” is a full-tilt aural affair with traces of Grizzly Bear’s hazy jangle and Ben Gibbard’s soft-guy-roar. He’s on tour with the Weeks, a Mississippi-bred quintet that not only sounds a lot like Kings of Leon, but is signed to the Kings’ own Serpents & Snakes label. (8:30 p.m. Mon., 7th Street Entry, $10-$12.) Riemenschneider

 

Breaking up is hard to do. But it can lead to some top-notch songs as Tristan Prettyman, former fiancée of Mr. Good Vibes Jason Mraz, demonstrates on her splendid 2012 album “Cedar + Gold.” The catchy, lustful tune “Rebound” is getting her much-deserved radio airplay. An earlier single, the bluesy stomp “My Oh My,” indicates that the 30-year-old San Diegian has traveled well beyond her surfin’ singer/songwriter phase. She summarizes her relationship with Mraz — they broke up, reunited, got engaged and split up — on the closing six-minute, moody marathon “Never Say Never.” Due to ticket demand, this show has moved from the Fine Line to First Avenue. (8:30 p.m. Tue., First Avenue, $15-$17.) Bream

 

The Los Angeles band that made a generation of skater-punks demand more Pepsi from their moms, Suicidal Tendencies is back with its first album in 13 years. “13” follows the thrash-metal mold the band brandished in albums after its 1983 eponymous debut, but singer Mike Muir and a remade lineup are still playing “Institutionalized,” “I Saw Your Mommy” and other classics on tour. The outing is a nice twofer lineup for ’80s moshers, as Houston faves D.R.I. (Dirty Rotten Imbeciles) also perform, led by original dudes Kurt Brecht and Spike Cassidy. Waking the Dead opens. (8:30 p.m. Tue., Mill City Nights, $23.) Riemenschneider

 

Coming off their most successful year yet — the still-stellar “Stars and Satellites” album was released a year ago this week — Duluth’s beloved acoustic strummers Trampled by Turtles will mark their 10th anniversary with a three-night stand at the club where their current tour kicked off. TBT has hand-selected 16 of their favorite bands and compatriots to perform with them in the Entry and main room those nights, including the Pines, Charlie Parr, Fat Kid Wednesdays and Prissy Clerks. Read a feature on the anniversary marathon in Sunday’s Variety section. (8 p.m. Wed.-next Fri., First Avenue, sold out.) Riemenschneider

 

Did you know that Kris Allen released a second album? You’d have to be an “American Idol” fanatic to know that the guy who triumphed over Adam Lambert in 2009 issued “Thank You Camellia” last year. It’s more pleasant if undistinguished adult pop from “Idol’s” Mr. Nice Guy. By the by, Allen, 27, was in a car accident on Jan. 1 and a wrist injury impaired his guitar playing this winter. (7:30 p.m. Wed., Cedar, $15-$20.) Bream

 

Texas music stalwart Will Sexton started performing at Austin’s famed Continental Club with big brother Charlie when he was only 9. While Charlie went on to be the Arc Angels rocker and a guitar ace now in Dylan’s band, Will took the hard-worn Townes Van Zandt-style songwriter path and wound up working with the likes of Waylon Jennings and Sheryl Crow, while releasing several heart-tugging solo albums. He’s making a rare trip north to perform for the “Real-Phonic Radio Hour,” also with Hannah Van der Hoff and the Erik Koskinen-led house band. (7 p.m. Thu., James J. Hill Reference Library, $20, $10 with food donation.) Riemenschneider

 

Heavily mustached Toronto quartet Zeus made it into steady rotation at 89.3 the Current recently with its killer single, “Are You Gonna Waste My Time,” a hard-boogeying, ’70s-style romp that sounds like Thin Lizzy fronted by Wings-era McCartney. Britpoppy locals Sleep Study open with Wild Cathedral. (9 p.m. Thu., Triple Rock, $10.) Riemenschneider

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Afropop phenom Fatoumata Diawara hopes to follow the lead of her mentor, Oumou Sangaré, and stake her claim to a position on the world stage. A dynamic performer making her hotly anticipated Twin Cities debut, she strikes a serious note on her debut album, “Fatou,” with songs about genital mutilation and the plight of children in her war-torn homeland, Mali. She recently convened a Malian supergroup, including Amadou & Mariam, Toumani Diabaté and Sangare, to record “Mali-ko,” a plea for peace. But a sense of joy is never far below her music’s shimmering surface. (8 p.m. Fri., Cedar Cultural Center, $30-$35.) Tim Campbell

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