Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz.
February 23, 2017 | Giovanni Russonello
OS MUTANTES at Webster Hall (Feb. 27, 8 p.m.). The psychedelic-rock band Os Mutantes was a pivotal force behind the rise of tropicália music — a genre also pioneered by the revered songwriters Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil that arose partly in response to Brazil’s 1964 coup d’état. Os Mutantes went on hiatus in the late 1970s, but the group’s cool blend of bossa nova, samba and rock ’n’ roll had far-reaching influence on musicians like Beck, Kurt Cobain and David Byrne. After ending a decades-long break in 2006, Sérgio Dias, one of the band’s founding members, is returning to the United States with a revamped lineup for a limited run of shows. In concert, the group delivers a joyous, party-starting tour of its many albums, including the seminal late-1960s releases “Os Mutantes” and “Mutantes.”