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Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias: In a year in which the biggest song has been the Spanish/English “Despacito,” there’s really no need to call it crossover any more. Music transcends language. That’s what Pitbull, the force behind “I Know You Want Me” and “Timber,” and Iglesias, the voice of “Bailamos” and “Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You),” have been proving for years. And, of course, these occasional touring partners will team up on their worldwide smash “I Like It.” Props to Pitbull for recently dispatching his personal plane to Puerto Rico to bring cancer patients to the States for treatment because hospitals on the hurricane-ravaged island were without power. (7:30 p.m. Fri. Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul. $29.50-$97, ticketmaster.com)

Rodriguez: The 2012 Oscar-winning documentary “Searching for Sugar Man” turned its subject, an obscure Detroit folk singer, into a music-biz curiosity and cult-loved attraction. Rodriguez’s persona of the aging hippie with heartfelt but hackneyed aphorisms and lightning-quick wit meshes perfectly with his Dylan-inspired folk-rock, with its tinges of jazz, blues and psychedelia. (7 p.m. Sun. State Theatre, Mpls., $43.50-$79, ticketmaster.com)

Chris Stapleton: He’s not as big as Luke Bryan or as hot as Sam Hunt. But Stapleton is probably the most widely respected artist in country music at the moment. He writes authentic, deeply felt songs like Hank, Willie and Waylon did. Stapleton has been winning all kinds of awards at the Grammys, CMA and other country hoedowns. He impresses with bluesy soulful tunes such as “Tennessee Whiskey” and “Nobody to Blame” without ever raising his voice very loud. Opening are Margo Price, another throwback musicmaker, and Brent Cobb. (7 p.m. Sat. Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul. $35.75-$149, ticketmaster.com)

Boz Scaggs: After appearing at the Minnesota Zoo this summer, the blue-eyed soul man heads indoors. Expect a good helping of 1976’s classic “Silk Degrees,” a taste of his recent Memphis soul album and hopefully “Somebody Loan Me a Dime.” (8 p. m. Sat. State Theatre, Mpls., $56.50-$66.50, ticketmaster.com)

Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey: The late Mary Travers will be there in spirit, but count on Peter and Paul to be spirited folkies even as each is close to turning 80. (8 p.m. Sat. Pantages, Mpls, $53.50-$79, ticketmaster.com)

Booker T: The organ master will take a tour through his career from those “Green Onions” days with Booker T & the MGs to co-writing “Born Under a Bad Sign” to collaborating with Drive-By Truckers. (6 & 8 p.m. Sun. & 7 p.m. Mon. Dakota, $35-$50, dakotacooks.com.)

Chick Corea and Steve Gadd Band: It’s always a special occasion to see a jazz giant of Corea’s stature in the intimacy of the Dakota Jazz Club. The 22-time Grammy winning pianist is making this visit extraordinary by joining forces with the Steve Gadd Band, which includes guitarist Lionel Loueke (last seen with Herbie Hancock this summer at the Minnesota Zoo), saxophonist Steve Wilson, bassist Carlitos del Puerto, percussionist Luisito Quintero and drummer Gadd, who has played with everyone from Paul Simon and Eric Clapton to Chet Baker and Grover Washington Jr. (7 & 9 p.m. Tue.-Wed. Dakota Jazz Club, Mpls, $65-$100, dakotacooks.com)

Paul Kelly: The veteran Aussie singer-songwriter is on his first U.S. tour with a full band in 13 years. The reason: the release of his 23rd album, “Life Is Fine.” He’s prolific — in 2012, he published a 568-page autobiography that served as liner notes for this 106-song boxed set. (7:30 p.m. Wed. Cedar Cultural Center, Mpls. $20-$25, thecedar.org.)

Vance Joy: The warbly-voiced Aussie singer-songwriter known for the hit “Riptide” and opening for Taylor Swift is promoting a new single, “Lay It on Me,” the first release from his forthcoming sophomore album. (8 p.m. Thu. First Avenue, $35, etix.com)

The Pixies: Boston’s alt-rock heroes have been carrying on strong since they played their first-ever reunion show here in Minneapolis in 2004, and since the departure of bassist Kim Deal in 2013. Paz Lenchantin of A Perfect Circle notoriety has settled in as Deal’s replacement, bandleader Black Francis aka Frank Black has been looking and sounding strong of late, and last year’s album “Head Carrier” offered some wild new howlers to add to the set lists alongside classics we’re bound to hear over two nights at the best new music venue in town. (7:30 p.m. Tue. & Wed., Palace Theatre, 17 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, $50, sold out Wed., eTix.com.)

Tash Sultana: One of the more exciting young international acts to grace the worldly Cedar stage this year, this Australian singer/songwriter went from being a one-woman-band playing street corners in Melbourne to a Spotify and YouTube star by the age of 22. She’s an impressive guitarist who loops percussion and horns during her performances and sings and writes dramatic, atmospheric tunes, part Kaki King and part Grimes. This is her local debut. (8 p.m. Tue., Cedar Cultural Center, sold out.)