Rodrigo Amarante

10 p.m. • Bryant-Lake Bowl • all ages • $15-$18

Before Los Pollos Hermanos, the fictionalized chicken joint from “Breaking Bad,” there was simply Los Hermanos — the Brazilian alt-rock outfit that earned international acclaim in the late-’90s and early-’00s. Amarante got his start in that band from Rio, which landed a smash single with 1999’s “Anna Júlia.” He has remained busy with Rough Traded-signed project Little Joy, samba-rock powerhouse Orquestra Imperial and sporadic Hermanos reunions, but found time last year to drop his debut solo album, “Cavalo.” On it, the multi-instrumentalist comes across like a South American-tinged Cake at times, but largely opts for sparse, world-weary folk. Big Search opens.Jay Boller

 

The Lowest Pair

8 p.m. • Cedar Cultural Center • $12-$15

Reminiscent of other acoustic roots couples such as Gillian Welch and David Rawlings or the Original Harmony Creek Dippers, the Lowest Pair boasts ex-Minnesotan banjo picker and singer Palmer T. Lee of Boys N’ the Barrels and his bittersweet, down-home-voiced partner Kendl Winter. The couple put out a charmer of a debut last year produced by Trampled by Turtles frontman Dave Simonett, who returned to help helm their more refined, sometimes darker and truly hallowed-sounding second album, “The Sacred Heart Sessions,” recorded at Duluth’s famed church-turned-studio. Simonett also opens this release party. Chris Riemenschneider

 

Katrina

8 p.m. • Amsterdam Bar & Hall • $12-$15

She is best known for the 1983 MTV smash “Walking on Sunshine” with Katrina & The Waves, but at heart Katrina Leskanich was a 1970s pop lover, raised on CSNY, the Raspberries and Mama Cass. Those are the kind of sounds reflected on “Blisland,” her 2014 album of originals. Last year, the London-based singer completed her first U.S. tour in 25 years. She’s back with a band that includes Sean Koos and Jimi Bones of the Blackhearts and drummer Kevin Tooley, who has worked with John Cale, Lou Reed and Eric Burdon. Opening are the Flamin’ Oh’s, Robert Wilkinson’s enduring Minnesota rockers, and Beebe Gallini. Jon Bream