The Current’s 10th Anniversary
8 p.m. • First Avenue • 18-plus • sold out
After a full week of parties, 89.3 the Current’s 10th anniversary celebration moves into First Avenue’s Mainroom for a two-night finale. Night One boasts California spazz-rock quintet Cold War Kids, a staple on the station going back to the 2007 hit “Hang Me Up to Dry” on up to last year’s “All This Could Be Yours.” Locals make up the rest of the lineup, including Dave Simonett’s rocky/electric Trampled by Turtles offshoot Dead Man Winter and not one but two Woodbury-reared acts, Hippo Campus and Allan Kingdom. The former solidly rocked the same stage last weekend during the Best New Bands showcase and is about to hit the road with the Mowgli’s. The latter is earning national attention with his laptop-bred R&B/hip-hop quartet the Stand4rd. Chris Riemenschneider
Red Bull Crashed Ice Welcome Party
9:30 p.m. • Turf Club • free
Who said energy drinks only give you gut-rot? The leading maker of a caffeinated vodka mixer behind this weekend’s Crashed Ice event (see page 16) is also giving Twin Cities music fans a free Lizzo show (hey, thanks!). The wildly talented emcee was everywhere last year, from overseas gigs with Chvrches to the “Late Show With David Letterman.” The Twin Cities’ reigning rap queen isn’t slowing down in 2015, playing her second local headlining gig this month before touring with Sleater-Kinney. Lizzo’s Grrrl Prty cohort DJ Shannon Blowtorch and Jonathan Ackerman also perform. Michael Rietmulder
10 p.m. • 7th Street Entry • 18-plus • $10
While his “Highspeeds” LP never actually reaches them, multi-instrumentalist Moss’ debut is a Vicodin dream worth having. His jazz-inflected album is a minimal affair where dizzy electronics, solemn acoustic guitars and featherweight vocals harmoniously commingle. With the New York songwriter’s tourmates the Cold War Kids playing the Current’s anniversary show in the main room, Moss gets his own small-room headlining gig. Tiny Deaths open. M.R.