Mayhem and Watain
7:45 p.m. • Mill City Nights • 18-plus • $22.50-$25
The most infamous black-metal band of all time, Mayhem may be defined by tales of church-burning, suicide and murder. But the cross-inverting icons helped spur the genre’s influential second wave, which lurched out of Norway in the early ’90s, with their classic “De Mysteris Dom Sathanas” LP. Last year, Mayhem washed the taste of a divisive 2007 album out of fans’ mouths with its hostile-as-ever “Esoteric Warfare.” The Black Metal Warfare tour pairs Mayhem with notorious blood-throwing Swedes Watain, who are still touring on 2013’s “The Wild Hunt.” Punishing Canadian trio Revenge opens. Michael Rietmulder
9 p.m. • Turf Club • $15
A favorite at the Current going back to Year One, the Walkmen’s cord-shredding singer Leithauser is headlining another of the station’s 10th-anniversary parties under his own name as his old band remains on hiatus. He just dropped a stirring new song, “Room for Forgiveness,” to add to the lush and surprisingly lovely tunes he produced on last year’s solo album, “Black Hours.” His new live band includes plenty of familiar names, with Walkmen guitarist Paul Maroon, Shins keyboardist Richard Swift and Fleet Foxes multi-instrumentalist Morgan Henderson. Nashville fuzz-rockers Bully open. Chris Riemenschneider
Loud Your Kids
10 p.m. • First Avenue Record Room • 18-plus • $5-$10
A new year means a rebirth for dance night Loud Your Kids. After first sprouting up as a weekly at Marquee/Rev Ultra Lounge in 2013, the sub-pounding party moves into First Avenue’s Record Room on Saturday. The now-monthly event from promoter Hydrive Shows and resident DJ duo Wyld Lyf promises to run the gamut from bass music to techno every third Saturday, with local and touring artists. The kickoff bash features local EDM duo World Class Art Thieves, Mr. Gat, Thangster, Wyld Lyf and Alterboy. M.R.
10 p.m. • Triple Rock • 18-plus • $8-$10
After a quiet span without a lot of gigs, metallic haze-rock duo Bloodnstuff has come roaring back to life. Singer/guitarist Ed Holmberg and drummer Dylan Gouret signed a deal with Swedish hard-rock label Fuzzorama Records and joined Southern Cali stoner-rock greats Fu Manchu on a European tour last fall. Hometown fans can hear what the noise is all about on a great triple bill with instrumental prog-metal quartet Zebulon Pike and experimental trio Hardcore Crayons. C.R.
9 p.m. • 7th Street Entry • 18-plus • sold out
He twice played to a packed house in First Avenue’s main room and to big crowds all over North America as part of Atmosphere’s “Southsiders” tour, but St. Paul wiz kid deM atlaS is finally headlining 7th Street Entry. The soulful, hippie-ish but edgy and acid-tongued rapper shows a funky side on a new single, “With a Smile,” after dropping a wild EP online, “DWNR.” He’s working toward his full-length debut for Rhymesayers. C.R.
11 a.m. • Cedar Cultural Center • $10-$12
Honeydogs frontman Adam Levy shows more of an animalistic side in his hard-grooving covers band Hookers & Blow, but now he’s dealing with animals in a more literal way via Bunny Clogs. The funky family band — with daughters Esther and Ava, ages 16 and 13 — covers a zoology textbook’s array of funny-sounding critters on their second album, “Whales Can’t Whistle,” from platypuses and naked mole rats to nudibranchs and even something called “Chipantula.” The music is as diverse and way more cute than a lot of those creatures, with sprinklings of Latin funk and hip-hop buoyed by contributions from DJ BK-One, Grrrl Prty rapper Manchita and guitar-wielding nephew/cousin Isaac Levy, 11. Jeremy Ylvisaker’s kid-friendly Guitar Party opens the release party. C.R.