Imagine how good you have to be for Prince to pick you to play guitar in his band—especially in his later years when he was far into his “guitar god” status himself. Well, Donna Grantis, who played with his Purpleness in the New Power Generation and 3RDEYEGIRL, is just that good, a fact acknowledged by Guitar Player mag to bands she’s shared the stage with: Pearl Jam, Stevie Wonder, Janelle Monae, and more. Grantis is back with new music—we flipped out when reading the descriptions that cite Miles Davis’ “Electric Period” as a comparison—at the Dakota with two shows this Thursday. Grab those tickets fast—we’re shocked some are still available—and before the show check out our Quick Questions to her about the new music, creating a look, finding talent, and the prospect of becoming a notable local in MPLS + STPL. Thursday, March 28th, 7 & 9:30 PM. $24-40. —Hank Stacks

Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Ave, MPLS;