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Best Bets: Dessa plays the Rex

Dessa performs Friday at The Rex. Photo by Elli Rader.

Dessa plays the penultimate show of a Midwest tour Friday at The Rex.

The Minneapolis-based musician, who also teaches and writes newspaper columns and poetry books, released her second album “Parts of Speech” in 2013 — which included jetting around the state for in-store events all on the same day.

The eclectic album goes from the R&B-style “The Man I Knew” to the catchy anthem “Skeleton Key” to a Springsteen cover to “It’s Only Me,” which sounds like the blue smoke scene in a tragic piece of musical theater.

She’s bringing a full band, which includes Aby Wolf.

GO SEE IT What: Dessa

When: 8:30 p.m. Friday

Where: The Rex, 600 E. Superior St.

Tickets: $12 at

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