Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros: As if their psychedelic communal anthems aren’t warm enough for a pre-summer outdoor concert, the bookers behind the Los Angeles hippie folk-rockers’ latest local gig threw in one of the most feel-good acts in America for an opening act, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. And then they went and parked the show right outside the Surly Brewery. It’s the try-out gig for a new concert set-up behind the brew palace, and it’s also among the first dates ES& the MZs are playing behind their polyrhythmic new album “PersonA.” (5 p.m. Fri., Surly Brewery, Mpls., $35, First-Avenue.com.) Chris Riemenschneider

Okee Dokee Brothers: They traveled the Mississippi River by canoe and the Appalachian Trail by foot — and wound up at the Grammy Awards in both cases. For their latest “adventure album,” titled “Saddle Up,” Justin Lansing and Joe Mailander of the Twin Cities’ nationally beloved bluegrass/folk kids-music duo traversed the Continental Divide on horseback. The experience inspired such boot-kicking gems as “Cow Cow Yipee” and the friendship anthem “The Great Divide,” and the subsequent recording session drew such venerable collaborators as the Lovin’ Spoonful’s John Sebastian and norteño music vet Carlos Medina. They’re doing two hometown release concerts with a full band. (11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sat., Fitzgerald Theatre, $19.50, eTix.com.) Riemenschneider

Gregg Allman: He probably would have been ahead of David Bowie and Prince on the oddsmakers’ list of rock stars to die before their time. But the lead singer of the now-disbanded Allman Brothers has survived despite battling drug addiction, hepatitis C and atrial fibrillation. He brings his Allmans blues including “Ain’t Wasting Time No More” plus such solo hits as “I’m No Angel.” Maybe he’ll preview the new album he’s been making with producer Don Was. (8 p.m. Sat., Mystic Lake, Prior Lake, $59-$69, mysticlake.com) Jon Bream


Savages: The London quartet hit like a brick to glass in 2013 with its Matador debut “Silence Yourself,” a frenetic mash-up of post-punk influences like Joy Division and the Fall headed by enigmatic, wild-eyed singer Jehnny Beth. The group’s sophomore album, “Adore Life,” is earning similar raves for its dark exploration of romance and a slightly more expansive sound, the slower tunes among its best. We have one of the smallest venues on their itinerary as they’re headed to festivals such as Primavera Sound, Roskilde and Pitchfork. (9 p.m. Sat., Fine Line, sold out.) Riemenschneider


The Dakota Foundation for Jazz Education: Hard to believe that we are up to the “10th Edition” of the Dakota Combo, a rotating band featuring the cream of the crop of local high school jazz musicians since 2006. These ensembles and much more wouldn’t have been possible without the Dakota Foundation for Jazz Education, founded in 1997. This DFJE fundraiser not only features the latest Combo under the direction of Adam Linz, but a Dakota Combo Alumni group led by original Combo director Kelly Rossum, a stirring trumpeter back in town from Virginia on the heels of his new release, “Blue Earth County.” Hear for yourself why this is such a good cause. (4:30 p.m. Sun., Vieux Carre, St. Paul, $45-$250.) Britt Robson

Freddy Cole: Like Tony Bennett earlier this month, 84-year old vocalist Freddy Cole wields his vast experience to enhance lyrics via a well-honed blend of timing, intonation and genuine emotion. His thinning tone only enhances his signature breathless style, a mixture of the elan of Johnny Hartman and his late older brother, Nat King Cole. After decades of shows and dozens of discs, Cole belatedly paid tribute to his famous sibling this year with the album “He Was the King.” It’s another good reason to catch this consummate pro leading his quartet on piano and sublime vocal balladry. (7 p.m. Mon., Dakota, $30-$40.) Robson

Bobby Lyle and Billy Peterson: Among the attractive things about a gig with both Bobby Lyle and Billy Peterson onstage is the range of styles in their collective ken. The pianist Lyle had a number one contemporary jazz record, “The Journey,” on the smooth tip in 1990, and has been the musical director for Anita Baker, Al Jarreau and Bette Midler. The bassist Peterson has played with B.B. King, Bob Dylan (“Blood on the Tracks”), and spent more than 20 years with recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Steve Miller. Both were raised in the Twin Cities. And both may be at their best performing the sort of straight-ahead, cerebral acoustic jazz that is perfect for this venue. (7 and 9 p.m. Tue.-Wed., Crooner’s Lounge, Fridley, $20-$25, $50 with dinner.) Britt Robson

The Kills: Always a riveting live band, powerhouse howler Allison Mosshart of Dead Weather notoriety and her guitar-grinding partner Jamie Hince are previewing a new album, “Ash & Ice.” (8:30 p.m. Wed., First Avenue, $30.)The 1975: England’s sweetest pop-rockers since the Dave Clark Five graduate to a bigger room with their sophomore album and more YouTube-generated hits such as “The Sound.” Don’t miss openers Wolf Alice. (8 p.m. Wed., Roy Wilkins Auditorium, $35-$42.50.) Riemenschneider

Also recommended


Wild Belle: Chicago siblings Natalie and Elliot Bergman have fun mixing electro-pop, trip-hop and psychedelic soul sounds on their second album, “Dreamland.” (8 p.m. Fri.., Cedar Cultural Center, $15-$18.)


The Honeydogs: After last year’s dramatic solo acoustic album, Adam Levy cuts loose and cranks it up on his reputable rock band’s most Beatles-y album yet, “Love & Communism,” topical at times but mostly all for fun. (8 p.m. Sat., Mill City Nights, $15.)


Heartless Bastards and Old 97’s: A fine Texas twofer with Erika Wennerstrom’s stormy and soulful Austin rock quartet and Rhett Miller’s veteran alt-country unit. (8 p.m. Sun., First Avenue, $25.)




Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires: Another veteran soul singer revitalized by Daptones Records, the flashy Florida groover and his tight unit went over big at both the Eaux Claires and Palomino festivals. (9 p.m. Thu., First Avenue, $20.)