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Continued: Adam Levy cues the strings

Best known from backing the Chalice last fall, R&B grind band Sexy Delicious celebrates its second album, “Too Hot to Bother,” Wednesday at the Icehouse with Black Diet (10 p.m., $10). G. Love-like frontman Jamie Quinn writes some hopelessly hep-cat lyrics (e.g., “Your fine-ass body won’t do,” in “Til You Love Me”), but the band shows a hard-sizzling boogie throughout the record, especially in the title track with guest singers/panters Sophia Eris and Lizzo. … The Artists’ Quarter hosts a two-night album release party Friday and Saturday with AQ regular and Secret Stash Soul Revue guitarist Cory Wong’s new band, Foreign Motion, a jazz/fusion quartet also featuring bassist Yohannes Tona (9 p.m., $10-$15). …

Fresh from her latest European tour — a long way from her oft-played old hang, the Terminal Bar — snarly pop-rocker Courtney Yasmineh and her band perform Friday at Bunkers to tout her fourth album, “Wake Me When It’s Over” (9 p.m., $6). From the Alanis-like title track to the poppy, would-be radio hit “Scrutiny,” the record boasts a distinctly ’90s sound that’s actually rather refreshing, and she shows off a playfully vulnerable writing personality in such tunes as “Ballad to My Other Self.” … Speaking of the ’90s, B-Sides leader Tina Schlieske has been living in Los Angeles for a decade but comes home on a new EP due Nov. 12, “Pinned Up,” featuring all-Minnesota covers of the Replacements, Prince, Hüsker Dü, Soul Asylum, the Jayhawks and Bob Dylan. All six tracks are now streaming at TinaSchlieske.com. …

Marked by the day in 2003 that frontman Nick Leet hung a “band wanted” flier at Music Go Round in Uptown, ’Mats-loving barroom rockers High on Stress mark their 10th anniversary Friday at Cause with Little Man (10 p.m., $6). … About 11 turns down on the volume knob, the Aster Cafe is hosting Ukefest on Friday, with the likes of Katy Vernon, Brianna Lane, John Munson and Natalie Lovejoy brandishing ukuleles (8:30 p.m., $10). …

In what might sound like the Twin Cities club version of “As the World Turns,” the Turf Club’s longtime talent booker Ryan O’Rourke is taking over the same duties at the Triple Rock, whose own longtime booker, Kermit Carter, is going to work for Mystic Lake Casino’s entertainment division. O’Rourke said he still plans to work at the Turf, just not on the booking end, a decision he made before last week’s big news that First Avenue is buying the St. Paul rock haven.

“I think it’s going to be a great thing for the bar, the neighborhood, everybody,” O’Rourke said.

 

chrisr@startribune.com • 612-673-4658

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