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JAY Z After a pair of triumphant shows at Fenway Park with Justin Timberlake this past summer, Jay Z comes back to town in support of last year’s “Magna Carta Holy Grail.” Recent set lists suggest the hip-hop heavyweight is culling from a wide swath of his career, too. Jan. 18, 8 p.m. Tickets: $30-$147.50. TD Garden. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com

CATE LE BON This Welsh singer-songwriter, who’s living in Los Angeles now, has a knack for turning familiar sounds inside out. “Mug Museum,” her latest album, conjures the impressionistic beauty and sprawl of early Velvet Underground while maintaining a contemporary vibe. Jan. 18, 7 p.m. Tickets: $10. Middle East Upstairs, Cambridge. 617-864-3278, www.ticketweb.com

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