Matthew E. White

8:30 p.m. • 7th Street Entry • 18-plus • $10

After his breakout Domino debut in 2012, Southern soul-rocker White returned this year with his follow-up, “Fresh Blood.” On the weeks-old album, the Richmond, Va., cooer’s whispery baritone is lifted by orchestral arrangements, funked-up horns and Motown backup vocals. Crescendoing centerpiece “Holy Moly” ends in a choral, guitar-squealing blaze, standing out among the Spacebomb Records founder’s soothing 10-song set. Besides furthering his own career, White coproduced and handled the lovely arrangements on Natalie Prass’ buzzy debut. London-born indie-folkie Wilsen opens. Michael Rietmulder

 

Candid Kid

8:30 p.m. • Turf Club • $6-$8

Candid Kid is one of those earnest rock bands that sounds ready for mainstream radio play right out of the gate. The Minneapolis quartet’s debut “Turtleneck EP” echoes the likes of Muse and Modest Mouse, with moody but polished guitars and classic themes pretty well explained in the one-word song titles such as “Whiskey,” “Young” and “Summer.” The latter tune’s hook, “We grow worthless in the summer,” explains why they’re hosting the release party now. Carbon Handshake and Danny O’Brien open. Chris Riemenschneider