Midge Ure

Updated 1/30/2013

Sunday: “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” scribe visits the Belmore/New Skyway Lounge.

Midge Ure

MIDGE URE

8 p.m. • the Belmore/New Skyway Lounge, 25 N. 4th St., Mpls. • $18-$20

Ure is something of a Zelig character in U.K. music history, having toured with Thin Lizzy and formed the Rich Kids with Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock before he went on to co-write one of the biggest-selling singles of all time, 1984's famine-relief single "Do They Know It's Christmas?" -- which led to him co-helming one of the biggest concert events of all time, Live Aid, with Bob Geldof. He also fronted the new wave/synth-pop band Ultravox in the '80s, which recorded with Brian Eno and reunited for the Prince's Trust concert in 2009. He's touring the United States for the first time in 12 years with Right the Stars, a Los Angeles-based trio led by ex-Wisconsinite Rich Jacques, as his opening act and backing band. Local Ultravox-inspired singer Ana Voog will also perform. CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER

416 CLUB COMMISSIONS: MARIA ISA

7:30 p.m. • Cedar Cultural Center • $5

While she has always heavily injected her Puerto Rican roots into her music, local hip-hop starlet Maria Isa let her pride flow like never before in the Latina Ritual Project, part of the 416 Club Commission series. The grant program funds adventurous new music projects, in this case a pairing with Adriana Rimpel of local rumba group Malamanya. The two traveled to Puerto Rico last summer to explore the musical landscape there, and they wound up finishing things up locally with help from Viviana Pintado, Lupe Castillo, Susana De Leon, Oso and other members of Malamanya, all of whom will perform at this special event. C.R.

TONY BENNETT

7 p.m. • State Theatre • $63.50-$83.50

With his back-to-back "Duets II" (featuring Lady Gaga, Amy Winehouse and John Mayer) and "Viva Duets" (pairings with Hispanic singers including Marc Anthony and Gloria Estefan), Tony Bennett might seem more preoccupied these days with marketing. But his singing remains strong, and he was in splendid voice in a August 2011 appearance at Mystic Lake Casino. Though the show was short, his voice was robust and emotional, as forceful as it's ever been, and he radiated the irresistible joie de vivre that helps make his performances so satisfying. At 86, Bennett remains a must-see musical treasure. JON BREAM

YO GOTTI

10:30 p.m. • Epic • 18-plus • $25-$50

Having logged more than a decade on the mixtape circuit and dropping a handful of indie albums, this Memphis rapper finally got his shot with a major. Last year the long-hustling trap artist released his "Live From the Kitchen" LP, featuring heavyweights like Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Nicki Minaj and it-boy beatmakers Lex Luger and Mike WiLL Made It. With his signature slurred delivery, Yo Gotti spits come-up and coke-game raps with Southern grit and the occasional political barb. Last fall, Gotti irked the seemingly sensitive gangsta rapper Gucci Mane when he issued his latest mixtape the same day as Mane's "Trap God" release. MICHAEL RIETMULDER

OLETA ADAMS

4 p.m. • Ted Mann Concert Hall • free

Discovered by the Brit duo Tears for Fears in a Kansas City hotel bar, Adams has had a nice run. She's gotten considerable mileage out of her 1991 Gulf War piano hit, "Get Here," sung with Phil Collins' big-band jazz tour and starred on an Elton John tribute album. Adams is a compellingly soulful stylist who mixes elements of jazz, R&B, pop and gospel. She will perform as part of the University of Minnesota's 32nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute. J.B.