The Dodos

10 p.m. First Avenue • 18-plus • $15

The Dodos, a San Francisco indie-rock band consisting of guitarist Meric Long and drummer Logan Kroeber, make music that’s digestible yet unsettling. Since 2006, the pair have released six albums that explore a stimulating relationship between prog-rock drum techniques and complex fingerpicking. The Dodos are touring in support of their sixth record, “Individ,” released in January on Polyvinyl Records. The new project of the Hush Sound’s Greta Morgan, opener Springtime Carnivore is a splendid autumnal foray into psychedelic folk-pop bliss. Alex Nelson

 

Zoo Animal

6:30 p.m. • Amsterdam Bar & Hall • 18-plus • $8-$10

One of the local music scene’s most powerful and poetic young rock bands of the early-’00s, Zoo Animal went on a sudden hiatus toward the end of 2013 as various band members splintered off and biblically influenced frontwoman Holly Hansen (née Newsom) tackled personal issues. She and her remade lineup seem to be back in full force on a pair of eerie new singles issued before their first gig in 16 months. Fort Wilson Riot opens. Chris Riemenschneider

 

Pentatonix

8 p.m. • Orpheum Theatre • $29.50

Pentatonix may be the best cover band in the world. But it’s a disservice to call this a cappella quintet a “cover band.” Yes, these former “Sing-Off” champs interpret hits by others, but the way they re-imagine Ariana Grande’s “Problem” and Disclosure’s “Latch” ( featuring Sam Smith) is pretty magical. PTX, as the group’s known, even worked its creative juices on last year’s hot-selling holiday album, “That’s Christmas to Me.” Jon Bream

 

American Roots Revue

7 & 9:30 p.m. • Dakota Jazz Club • $35-$40

Larry Long, the Minneapolis activist/folk singer, must have a pretty thick Rolodex. (He’s old-school enough to still have one of those.) For his latest incarnation of his American Roots Revue he’s lined up Dave Pirner, the New Orleans rocker who still fronts Minneapolis’ Soul Asylum, and folk-blues ace Guy Davis, son of activist actors Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis. Robert Robinson, the Pavarotti of gospel, will join Long once again, along with an all-star Twin Cities backup band featuring Cory Wong, Michael Bland, Jim Anton and Joe Savage. J.B.