Garland Jeffreys

This underappreciated New Yorker has been under the radar for too long. Deservedly likened to Bruce Springsteen in the ’70s, Jeffreys took a hiatus to raise his daughter and then launched a comeback in 2011. This year he released “14 Steps to Harlem,” his third consecutive commendable album. Mick Jagger would be proud of the Stonesian vibe, from “Schoolyard Blues” to the ballad “Time Goes Away.” Jeffreys, who went to college with Lou Reed, puts his distinctive New York stamp on the title cut, “Spanish Heart,” and a cover of Reed’s “Waiting for the Man.” This new material nicely complements such 1970s Jeffreys favorites as “35 Millimeter Dreams” and “Wild in the Streets.” (7 p.m. Fri., Dakota Jazz Club, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., dakotacooks.com, $30-$35.)JON BREAM

 

At the Drive-In

The art-punk band from El Paso, Texas, broke up in 2001 to form two new bands, the Mars Volta and Sparta, but the original ATDI lineup gained more widespread fame in the interim as an influencer of many younger rock acts. They started playing reunion gigs last year and are carrying on without original guitarist Jim Ward with a potent, incendiary new album, “Interalia,” and more dates this summer. A preview of the new tunes and lineup at Austin’s SXSW fest in March found them as loud and frenetic as ever. Mexican rockers Le Butcherettes open. (7:30 p.m. Sat., Palace Theatre, 17 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, $43, eTix.com.)

Chris Riemenschneider