The Uncluded

Updated 6/28/2013

SUNDAY: Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson join forces at the Cedar. Plus: Pat Benatar hits the Zoo (with her best shot).

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The Uncluded

7:30 p.m. • Cedar Cultural Center • $15

Already love-’em-or-hate-’em performers individually, indie-rap visionary Aesop Rock and Moldy Peaches anti-folkie Kimya Dawson are all the more polarizing and fascinating as the Uncluded. The unlikely duo — connected by their suburban New York upbringings and playfulness with words — turned to local label Rhymesayers Entertainment to issue their debut album, “Hokey Fright,” and 89.3 the Current is one of the few stations adventurous enough to play its charmingly warped, odd-duck, tale-filled tracks. In May, Dawson’s microphone unluckily cut out when she joined Aesop at Soundset in Shakopee, but don’t expect a repeat of that. New York’s acoustic-punk storyteller Hamell on Trial is a must-see opener. Chris Riemenschneider

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo

7:30 p.m. • Minnesota Zoo • $60-$72.50

She’s the voice, he’s the guitar. Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, wife and husband, have been rocking together since 1979 (they married in ’82), and he’s played on all of her albums. Judging by her performance at the State Fair last year, the pixie-ish, Grammy-winning singer still has her “Love Is a Battlefield” pipes and Giraldo’s guitar work still impresses. Jon Bream