Clean Bandit

8:30 p.m. • First Avenue • 18-plus • $20

For those tired of Dr. Luke and Calvin Harris perpetually topping the charts with overproduced club bangers, Clean Bandit is your saving grace. This British foursome, formed by classically trained musicians, melds modern dance music beats with classical elements lifted from the likes of Mozart or Shostakovich. The talented outfit scored with last year’s inescapable “Rather Be,” then delivered an outstanding debut album, “New Eyes,” which featured Twin Cities hero Lizzo on the title track. Australian pop songstress Meg Mac opens. Alex Nelson

 

At the Gates

7 p.m. • Mill City Nights • 18-plus • $27.50-$45

If metal dudes cried, a thousand tears would have been shed when Swedish melodic death champs At the Gates disbanded in 1996. Members of the influential bashers turned their attention to other projects, including the Haunted, Disfear and the Great Deceiver. However, none matched the acclaim of At the Gates’ seminal “Slaughter of the Soul” LP. Nearly two decades later, the band returned with its overdue follow-up, “At War with Reality.” The thrash elements of “Slaughter” are subdued, but ominous riffs and melancholic moods make for a darn fine comeback. Opening are rising melodic doom stars Pallbearer, brawny hardcore vets Converge and Vallenfyre, featuring ATG’s Adrian Erlandsson. Michael Rietmulder