Jonathan Richman and Vic Chesnutt

This odd but spectacular double-header pairs two veteran singer/songwriters from opposite sides of the emotional spectrum. At one end is the naively optimistic Jonathan Richman, known for his playful and charmingly inane simplicity. Even if he doesn’t dive into his classic songbook from his days with the Modern Lovers, he can draw upon nearly thirty years of consistently wonderful solo albums. At the other pole is the noted cynic Vic Chesnutt. His albums are significantly darker and deeper, traits stemming at least in part from his perspective as a paraplegic. This date will be an intimate solo appearance, without the members of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Fugazi, who helped transform Chesnutt’s latest record into a moving and chaotic masterpiece.

Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-338-2674.