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Jonsi Birgisson will make the Vic seem like a different world tonight. (photo:

7:30 p.m. at Vic Theatre; $34
The swelling maestro of Iceland's Sigur Ros – that band that will make your girlfriend cry with joy – Jonsi Birgisson eschews his native tongue on his first solo foray, Go, singing most songs in English. Though the songs are epically sprawled and ethereal like those of his band, some new freedoms emerge in this new setting. The flute and organic electronic builds by co-arranger, Nico Muhly, paired with Birgisson's angelic hum, will likely make your plants grow. Also playing tomorrow.

Talib Kweli, DJ Hi-Tek
9 p.m. at House of Blues; $28
After a string of subpar performances, MC Talib Kweli looks to rebound by reuniting with superproducer Hi-Tek (together they're known as Reflection Eternal). Expect lots of throwback tracks from the duo's 2000 album, "Train of Thought" (including the classic "The Blast") as well as from their upcoming follow-up, "Revolutions Per Minute."

AXE Twisted Humor Tour
8 p.m. at Park West; $10 ($5 for students)
Need a laugh tonight, but can't get into the always-packed Moth StorySLAM at Martyrs'? Try this comedy showcase presented by humor site Funny or Die. Performers include Nick Kroll (of F/X's "The League"), Whitney Cummings ("Chelsea Lately"), Donald Glover ("Community") and Chelsea Peretti (TruTV's "The Smoking Gun Presents").

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