9 p.m. • First Avenue • 18-plus • $30
Gaslight Anthem made a pretty blatant grab for the mainstream with last year’s more polished, radio-friendly album “Get Hurt,” and the results mostly fell flat. It’s the one record by the once-punky New Jersey rockers that sounded more Bon Jovi than Springsteen. Still, the “ ’59 Sound” roarers remain a visceral, explosive live band and usually treat the First Ave Mainroom like they’re playing a packed sports arena. Northcote and the Scandals open. Chris Riemenschneider
8 p.m. • Varsity Theater • all ages • sold out
Sydney Sierota got her wish. Since she pined to be like the “cool kids,” Echosmith’s single of the same name went platinum. They’ve since dance-rocked two Warped Tours and Sydney kicked it with Katy Perry at the MTV Music Awards. Though three-fourths of its members are still teens, the sibling indie-pop quartet’s glossy “Talking Dreams” debut has all the polish major-label money can buy. Given their knack for sticky hooks, Two Door Cinema Club-esque breeziness and youthful, cookie-cutter pop songs, it’s no wonder Warner Bros. inked ’em. The Colourist opens. Michael Rietmulder
Nomad World Pub 10th Anniversary
8 p.m. Fri. & 1 p.m. Sun. • Nomad World Pub • $5 (free Sun.)
Time flies when you’re pounding shots of draft Jameson. This bocce-leaguing, World Cup-watching venue pub turns 10 years old this weekend and the West Bank bar starts the party Friday with Gabe Douglass & Super Friends, Field Trip and Black Market Brass. Drink specials flow until 10 p.m. and DJ Shannon Blowtorch shuts it down. Sunday’s 10-by-10 fun day features 10 specialty kegs and 10 DJs (That Dude Trey, DJ Verb X and more), plus a brewers vs. brewers pinball tourney. M.R.
Taggart & Rosewood
9 p.m. • Triple Rock • $10
The songs are all based around a single beats-per-minute ratio and feature two of the players from an earlier project, Gayngs. However, don’t call Taggart & Rosewood — the new synth-throb duo with Zach Coulter and Ryan Olson — Gayngs Lite. T&R started as a home-recording project when its principal twosome was rooming together in the aftermath of their Gayngs supergroup. It evolved a year later when Olson went to Spoon drummer Jim Eno’s studio in Austin, Texas, to produce the first Poliça album, and he recruited Eno to drum over T&R’s electronic beats. Their album, titled “The Killingest,” boasts creepy sci-fi overtones set to ethereal waves of slowly rippling synth and plodding beats. The guys didn’t want to reveal too much about the live show, but Olson promised, “It’s going to be one of a kind.”C.R.