Arcade Fire

Reception for their dance-y new record “Everything Now” has been relatively tepid, but reviews for their Infinite Content Tour have been edging on rabid. The ambitious Canadian rock troupe performs in the round on a boxing-ring stage with highfalutin lighting and visual trickery to match their always high energy. They have a knockout opening act in the Breeders, too, as ex-Pixies bassist Kim Deal and her full early ’90s heyday lineup preview a new record. (7:30 p.m. Sun., Xcel Energy Center, 175 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, $24-$136,


Charlie Parr

One of Minnesota’s most treasured song pickers has a special new record to tout and a two-night release party to match. Night 1 will find the Duluth-based blues and folk master performing all acoustic, which he does throughout the new LP for Red House Records, “Dog.” It relays his battles with depression as his most personal collection to date. Night 2 will have him playing a rarer electric set blowing off steam with a band that includes his Milwaukeean opener Jeff Mitchell. (8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Av. S., Mpls., sold out, Riemenschneider