The Jayhawks: Gary Louris found his driving wheel again and steered Minneapolis' long-beloved Americana band down a fresh path on their well-received new album "Paging Mr. Proust," offering echoes of '60s flower-pop and Big Starry rock with R.E.M.'s Peter Buck serving as co-producer. They're playing the new tunes alongside material from all eras of the band on tour with Eels multi-instrumentalist Chet Lyster joining longtime members Marc Perlman, Karen Grotberg and Tim O'Reagan. Bawdy acoustic duo Folk Uke opens, featuring Cathy Guthrie and Amy Nelson, both daughters of music icons. (7:30 p.m. Fri., Minnesota Zoo, $47.) Chris Riemenschneider

The New Standards & Minnesota Orchestra: After a decade of reworking modern rock classics into stripped-down, jazzy "standards," Twin Cities music scene vets Chan Poling (of the Suburbs), John Munson (Semisonic) and Steve Roehm (vibraphonist extraordinaire) are going in the polar-opposite direction for one night only. They're expanding their arrangements of songs by the Clash, New Order, Elvis Costello and others into ornate orchestral pieces with help from conductor Sarah Hicks. A great pairing of Minnesota's finest. (8 p.m. Sat., Orchestra Hall, $30-$100.) Riemenschneider

Lisa Fischer: Adele might not be the most magnificent singer you can see perform in the Twin Cities next week. After touring with Luther Vandross, Tina Turner and the Rolling Stones (for 26 years), Fischer was known as a backup singer extraordinaire. But, for the last few years, she has been stepping out on her own, showing that she is the most artful, nuanced and transcedent vocalist you'd want to hear. Backed by her acoustic group Grand Baton, she reimagines classics by the Stones, Led Zeppelin and others plus her own solo hit from "How Can I Ease the Pain." (7 & 9 p.m. Sun. Dakota, $30-$60.) Jon Bream

Adele: She's won 10 Grammys (for her first two albums) and her third disc, "25," became the biggest seller of last year — outdistancing the combined sales of Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber. The big-voiced British pop queen kicks off her North American tour in the Twin Cities. (7:30 p.m. Tue.-Wed., Xcel Energy Center, sold out) Bream

Chick Corea Trilogy Trio: The jazz piano giant was magical in tandem with banjo master Bela Fleck earlier this year at the Guthrie. Now Corea returns to the club world, with celebrated bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade. (7 & 9 p.m. Tue., Dakota Jazz Club, $60-$110.) Bream

Violent Femmes: The Milwaukee acoustic punk trio — whose first album was the soundtrack to college parties in the '80s and '90s — is back with its first record in 16 years. "We Can Do Anything" proves they can at least still do the thing they did with classic brat anthems such as "Blister in the Sun" and "Add It Up." They're kicking off their tour at the same venue where they made some of their first and strongest impressions on Minnesota fans. (8:30 p.m. Tue. & Wed., First Avenue, $30.) Riemenschneider

Garbage: While Milwaukee gave us the Violent Femmes and the BoDeans, Madison sent Garbage unto the world. The studio band with a Scottish lead singer made its mark in the 1990s, took a hiatus in the '00s and reunited in 2011. This year's "Strange Little Birds" is the second consecutive comeback winner, a mixture of moody guitar atmospherics and Shirley Manson's beguiling psychic explorations. (9 p.m. Thu., Skyway Theatre, Mpls., $42, Bream