Lake Street Dive: Even though this Brooklyn quartet was launched at the New England Conservatory of Music, it has Minnesota roots, thanks to Minneapolis-bred trumpeter/guitarist Mike Olson suggesting the band moniker because of dive bars on Lake Street in his hometown. With the versatile and compelling Rachael Price on lead vocals, LSD has established itself with a jazzy vintage pop vibe. On last year’s “Side Pony,” the group aimed for a more polished pop-soul sound, with producer Dave Cobb, the hip force behind Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell and Chris Stapleton. There are echoes of the Beatles, Dusty Springfield, Muscle Shoals, Motown and the Beach Boys — and a whole lot of fun. (9 p.m. Fri.-Sat. First Avenue, sold out.)

Tabah: Fresh off an impressive showing at First Ave’s Best New Bands of 2016 showcase, this tempestuous young rock quintet lives up to the buzz with its first full-length album, “Symmetry Somewhere.” Singer/guitarist Cecelia Erholtz’s husky vocals are a little bit PJ Harvey and Stevie Nicks, while her band veers from arty, guitar-noodly, tempo-changing songs reminiscent of Steely Dan and Real Estate to full-volume, frantic rock gems to even a little new wavy pop. It’s a lot for a debut, and most of it works very well. J.E. Sunde and Ayvah also perform. (9 p.m. Sat., Turf Club, St. Paul, $10-$12, eTix.com.)

Kristin Chenowith: Try as she might, the Broadway star couldn’t save the unwieldy, unsatisfying live TV broadcast of “Hairspray” in December. But she can save just about any live show on a proscenium stage. She has a big personality, bravura voice and charming manner that balances her Oklahoma roots and New York resume. She’ll be performing with the Minnesota Orchestra. (8 p.m. Sat. Orchestra Hall, Mpls.)

Little Man: Throwback rock powerhouse Chris Perricelli and his band are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their album “Soulful Automatic,” which made the top 10 of our Twin Cities Critics Tally that year offering traces of Big Star, T. Rex and the Who. (10 p.m. Sat., 331 Club, free.)

Lisa Loeb: The Gen-X balladeer of “Stay (I Missed You)” fame has another fun kids album out, “Feel What U Feel,” featuring “The Office” actors Ed Helms and Craig Robinson as guests. She’s playing a family concert under 89.3 the Current’s Rock the Cradle banner. (11 a.m. Sun., Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul, $25, kids $5, eTix.com.)

Jelloslave: Jacqueline Ultan and Michelle Kinney’s classically tinged cello-rock ensemble should be a terrific fit in the picturesque conservatory’s “Under the Glass” series. (4:30 p.m. Sun., Como Conservatory, St. Paul, free.)

Tom Paxton: Although he’s officially semi-retired, this 79-year-old folk stalwart still releases albums (January’s “Boat in the Water” is his 62nd disc) and plays the occasional concert. He’s known for his classics “The Last Thing on My Mind” and “Bottle of Wine,” but his topical songs such as “The Ballad of Spiro Agnew” and “I Am Changing My Name to Fannie Mae” have been crowd pleasers over the years. Wonder if he has a new one or two. (7:30 p.m. Mon. Cedar Cultural Center, Mpls., $30-$35. )

Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears: A band you can dance or head-bang to depending on your preference, these Texans continue to sharpen their hard-boogying, horn-driven brand of punky and funky blues-rock on their latest record, “Backlash,” laced with sexual and political tension. (8 p.m. Mon., First Avenue, $17-$20.)

Lissie: The Midwestern eclectic brings her big voice to a small Minneapolis club, on her Spring Fling Residency on a Tuesday night in March, April, May and June. (7 p.m. Tue. Icehouse, Mpls., $35.)

JoJo: Ten years passed between albums for this “America’s Most Talented Kids”-launched child star. At age 13, in 2004, she had a smash single, “Leave (Get Out).” Now, after movie roles and legal battles with record labels, the pop/soul songbird returned last fall with the album “Mad Love.” (8 p.m. Tue. Fine Line, sold out.)

Har Mar Superstar: Here’s a good chance to catch our big-voiced, globe-trotting R&B rocker in an intimate venue at home for a good cause, a medical benefit for friend Libby Johnson with opening sets by Ripper and In Corridor. (9 p.m. Wed., Hook & Ladder, Mpls., $20, TheHookMpls.com.)

Patti Smith: The year 1975 was one of the best ever for rock albums. “Blood on the Tracks,” “Born to Run,” “Tonight’s the Night,” “Physical Graffitti,” “A Night at the Opera,” “Atlantic Crossing,” “Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy,” “Young Americans,” to name a few. One that rises to the top is punk poet Smith’s “Horses,” a perfect combination of art and attitude, poetry and passion. She’ll play the album in its entirety plus some other standouts from her Rock and Roll Hall of Fame career. (8 p.m. Wed. Northrop, Mpls., $40-$55, ticket.umn.edu.)