Roma di Luna: A band that speaks to these disparate times on multiple levels, the folky, familial Minneapolis rock group abruptly ended in 2011 along with its leaders’ marriage, but they left a lot of warm memories behind — and a lot of excellent unreleased songs, too. Channy Leaneagh of Polica fame, Alexei Casselle of Kill the Vultures, Mixed Blood Majority, etc., and their all-star crew gathered up their leftovers and sparked up new ones for their moving reunion album, aptly titled “We Were Made to Forgive.” (8 p.m. Fri., Cedar Cultural Center, sold out.)

Zoo Animal: Mood-shifting Minnesota indie-rocker Holly Hansen is reuniting with her best-known ZA lineup for a birthday celebration that’s doubling as a release party for rootsy Minneapolis tunesmith Brianna Kocka, whose album was produced by Hansen. (11 p.m. Fri., Icehouse, $10.)

Kenny Chesney: It’s probably not your typical Cinco de Mayo kind of celebration but it’s always a party when country music’s stadium king comes to town. A regular at Target Field, the high-energy Chesney has switched from the Twins ballpark to the Vikings’ venue for his latest sun-bathed, beer-soaked bacchanalia. Maybe he’ll preview his new album “Songs for Saints,” due on July 27. The “Boys of Fall” and “ Beer in Mexico” hitmaker is bringing a host of friends, including Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion and newcomer Brandon Lay. (5 p.m. Sat., U.S. Bank Stadium, Mpls., Tickets start at $37, ticketmaster.com)

Romantica: Stalled by illness in recent years, bleeding-hearted Twin Cities strummer Ben Kyle and his rich and warm Americana band are following up last year’s jubilant comeback album “Shadowlands” with “Outlaws,” a collection of outtakes from the past decade. Fans will recognize tunes like the hushed gem “Love in the Winter” and the haunting “Baby Killed Bobby” from live shows, and Kyle’s long-loved version of “Hallelujah” is also finally caught on tape here. (8 p.m. Sat., Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul, $22-$25, eTix.com.)

The Suffers: Houston’s eight-piece retro-groove band plays stylish, jazzy, slow-swaying R&B and soul tunes with horns and powerhouse singer Kam Franklin, an atypical act for the Entry but a sound that has earned them ample festival gigs this summer. (9 p.m. Sat., 7th Street Entry, $10.)

Nellie McKay: Fresh off musical biographies of cross-dressing pianist Billie Tipton and comic Joan Rivers, the queen of musical curveballs throws another surprise. She’s about to drop “Sister Orchid,” a solo collection of standards due May 18. It’s the most lonely romantic album imaginable with her dusky voice accompanied by her piano, with her occasionally adding ukulele, harmonica or cello. “The Nearness of You” seems bittersweet. “Willow Weep for Me” starts as a yearning ballad before transforming into a boogie woogie. Curveball, indeed. (7 p.m. Sun.-Mon. Dakota, $30-$40)

Dr. Dog: Don’t these soulful Philly pop-rock groovers play here every year? Yep, and for good reasons. Their live shows are consistently some of the most jubilant affairs in indie-rock today, part Beatles, Wilco and NRBQ. Also, they continue to put out weirdly infectious and adventurous albums, including the week-old “Critical Equation.” Fellow Philadelphian Son Little opens. (8 p.m. Sun., Palace Theatre, $35-$50.)

Cinco de Mayo Minneapolis: This year’s big, family-friendly Mexican street party along Lake Street will feature music from Las Vegas-based conjunto revivalists Peña Blanca, local party starters Banda la Verdadera, Mariacha di Centenario de Minnesota and more. (Noon-8 p.m. Sun., El Nuevo Rodeo, 2709 E. Lake St., free.)

Peter Hook & the Light: The definitive bassist who quite literally put the hooks in both New Order and Joy Division is playing both bands’ “Substance” anthologies in full on his latest tour. Hook himself barely passes muster in the frontman role, but his group does the old tunes justice. Who else but DJ Jake Rudh opens. (8 p.m. Mon., First Avenue, $25.)

Tricky: After canceling several prior local dates, the British trip-hop pioneer seems to be firing on all cylinders on his current trek behind the album “uninform,” boasting his unmistakable gravel-rough voice and futuristic sound. (8 p.m. Mon., 7th Street Entry, sold out.)

Dale Watson: The Texas twang hero recently riled up Austin with the news he’s moving to Memphis, but he’s sticking to his favorite Minneapolis watering hole on tour. (9 p.m. Tue., Lee’s Liquor Lounge, $15-$18.)

Suzanne Vega: It’s been trendy for veteran artists to perform a classic album in its entirety. This literate and adventurous singer-songwriter is doubling down, by delivering two complete albums: 1987’s “Solitude Standing” (featuring the hits “Luka” and “Tom’s Diner”) and 1992’s “99.9F degrees” (featuring “Blood Makes Noise”). (7 p.m. Tue.-Wed. Dakota, $45-$60)

Erik B. & Rakim: One of the cornerstone acts that first brought hip-hop toward the mainstream reunited last year to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their debut album, “Paid in Full.” Now, they’re out on their first tour together in 25 years, in which time Rakim reiterated he’s still one of the greatest rappers of all time via solo ventures. (8 p.m. Wed., Varsity Theater, 1308 SE 4th St., Mpls., $20-$43.50, Ticketmaster.com.)

Ike Reilly: To help launch his hard-to-resist new album “Crooked Love,” due May 18, the Illinois rocker is doing a solo acoustic residency on four Wednesdays in May in Minneapolis. In this format, it’s easier to appreciate his sharp, detailed punk-blues songs (even old favorite rockers like “The Boat Song (We’re Getting Loaded)”) and his facile and funny between-song observations and comments. (9 p.m. Wed. Icehouse, Mpls., $20)

Dan Israel: One of the Twin Cities’ best songwriters sounds like one of the happiest and most carefree, too, on his 14th album “You’re Free.” The album is a sharp contrast to his divorce-tainted prior album, as the St. Louis Park fixture casts off personal and worldly woes with a love for life and rock ’n’ roll in such jangly, Dylanesque tunes as “Back to You” and the title track. Its strong cast of backers will join him for the release party, including Peter Sands, Katie Gearty, Dan Neale and co-producers David Russ and Rich Mattson, whose rootsy band the Northstars also open. (7:30 p.m. Wed., Cedar Cultural Center, $12-$15.)

Flatbush Zombies: Fresh off getting Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ice-T to star in the video for their single “Vacation,” Brooklyn’s trippy but feisty hip-hop trio graduates to the Palace after prior gigs at First Ave and Soundset. (8 p.m. Wed., Palace Theatre, $30-$35.)

The Fratellis: The Scottish garage-rock trio just dropped its fifth album, “In Your Own Sweet Time.” It’s well crafted, often glistening guitar pop but misses the manic energy of their “Chelsea Dagger” heyday a dozen years ago. (8 p.m. Thu. First Avenue, $20)

P.J. Morton: The keyboardist for Maroon 5 also has a solo career, with albums such as last year’s “Gumbo” suggesting the breezy soul of John Legend with a New Orleans flavor. (7 p.m. Thu. Dakota, $30-$42)

Tony Bennett: At 91, the unstoppable crooner remains an American musical treasure. This year, he won his 19th Grammy. He was recognized for “Tony Bennett Celebrates 90,” which featured such guests as Billy Joel, Lady Gaga, Elton John, Leslie Odom Jr. and Andrea Bocelli. Sharing the stage with such stars, the master crooner was in fine, full voice. Moreover, he has unparalleled charm in concert. No one reads the Great American Songbook like he does. (7:30 p.m. Thu. State Theatre, Mpls., $74.50-$130)