Kindness

8 p.m. • Triple Rock • 18-plus • $15

Before Lorde transfigured the Replacements’ “Swingin’ Party,” it was reinterpreted in 2009 by Kindness, the R&B-imbibed indie-tronica solo project of Adam Bainbridge. A frequent collaborator of Dev Hynes (aka Blood Orange), the U.K. musician’s soul-infused, expertly produced funk is akin to anything Hynes himself would cook up. Bainbridge is currently on tour in support of his sophomore record, “Otherness,” which features contributions from Robyn, Kelela and, yes, Mr. Hynes. The singer/songwriter/director recently reworked Solange’s “Some Things Never Seem to Fucking Work” into an intimate, slow-burning affair. Rising rapper/crooner Pell opens. Alex Nelson

 

Mary Bue

9 p.m. • Turf Club • $7

A well-entrenched Duluth singer/songwriter known more for intimate piano-ballad fare that showcases her honeydew voice, Bue really messes things up beautifully on her sixth album, “Holy Bones.” The record evokes comparisons to early-’90s indie-rock bands such as Bettie Serveert and Yo La Tengo with its scrappy, loud guitars and sneeringly poppy hooks, captured vibrantly by engineer Eric Swanson at Duluth’s hallowed Sacred Heart Studio. Bue’s dark and sometimes warped batch of songs are themselves quite ugly and unholy, too. Highly recommended. The Brian Just Band and Chris Koza open her Twin Cities release party. Chris Riemenschneider

 

Mod Sun

7 p.m. • First Avenue • all ages • $15-$17

This Bloomington native’s relationship with local press hasn’t been as positive as his annoyingly upbeat rhymes. Actually, it’s been fairly nonexistent. But that didn’t prevent the “Hug Life” rapper from landing a Mainroom homecoming/birthday show amid his 33-date headlining tour. The real-life Dylan Smith became a radar blip when he was named a finalist in a 2011 Rolling Stone contest. Four years and a handful of EPs and mixtapes later, the sunnier-than-thou emcee’s proper debut album “Look Up” — featuring G-Eazy, Riff Raff and Travis Barker — drops Tuesday. With Dillon Cooper, Blackbear, KR, Karizma and DJ Gnash. Michael Rietmulder

 

Cassandra Wilson

7 p.m. Tue.-Wed. • Dakota Jazz Club • $40-$60

Wilson is this year celebrating the music of Billie Holiday — in concert and on recording. Wilson’s Holiday salute, “Coming Forth by Day,” is due on April 7, which would have been Holiday’s 100th birthday. Her collaborators on the recording included arranger Van Dyke Parks, producer Nick Launay (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arcade Fire) and the rhythm section for Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. Expect the ever-innovative Wilson to get inside Holiday’s repertoire and make it feel like you’re hearing these songs for the first time. Jon Bream