Beach Slang: Philadelphia's hard-cranking, melody-baiting buzz band kept its momentum and musical mayhem going on its new sophomore album, "A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings," equal parts Replacements and Jawbox. (8:30 p.m. Fri., Triple Rock, $13.)

Kip Moore: After his first album, this rising country star came across like a Springsteen wanna-be. His overdue second album, "Wild Ones," which arrived last summer, smacks of Bon Jovi. Jon Pardi opens. (8 p.m. Fri. Myth, sold out.)

Elle King: Her great kiss-off single "Ex's and Oh's" became so big in the year and a half since she last played in town, this soulful, semi-twangy Ohio rocker is in danger of being written off as a one-hit wonder. She's actually a wonder in concert, with a smoky, Joplin/Winehouse-powerful voice and a charmingly catty personality. She throws in some coolly reinterpreted covers to round out her set lists and has a stellar band, too. Texas country-rocker Paul Cauthen, formerly of Sons of Fathers, opens. (7:30 p.m. Sat., State Theatre, $33,

Martin Barre: The ex-Jethro Tull guitarist will offer blues-rock originals and Tull favorites. (7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Dakota, $40-$50.)

Joseph: With their Florence Welch-fiery single "White Flag" currently racking up mainstream radio play, this trio of tightly harmonizing sisters from Portland, Ore., is in full-on breakout mode. Their sophomore album, "I'm Alone, No You're Not," produced by Conor Oberst collaborator Mike Mogis, balances gorgeous Americana ballads with heart-pumping rockers. They earned strong receptions at summer festivals and are on a short club tour between opening dates with James Bay and Michael Kiwanuka. (9 p.m. Sat., Cedar Cultural Center, sold out.)

The Band Perry: It's been three years since the terrific sibling trio released its second album. This year, they got dropped by Big Machine (home of Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw) and later signed with Interscope (home of Lana Del Ray, Gwen Stefani, Imagine Dragons, U2). The Band Perry has dropped a new single about resiliency, "Comeback Kid," but there's no word yet about a third album. (8 p.m. Sat. Mystic Lake, $69-$99.)

Lucero: Memphis' Replacements-loving alt-twang/Southern-boogie band is still going strong 15 years on, and this time it's bringing along wryly humored, Hayes Carll-like North Mississippi singer/songwriter Cory Brannan for an intriguing opener. (9 p.m. Sat., First Avenue, $22.)

Amos Lee: A longtime Cities 97 and Twin Cities favorite, the Philly soul man sounds fresh and more contemporary on this year's organically soulful "Spirit," his sixth album of originals. (8 p.m. Sun. Northrop, $68-$205.)

Peter Hook: Long estranged from his former bandmates in Joy Division and New Order, the legendary British bassist has a well-regarded new group that's currently performing his prior bands' two "Substance" anthologies in their entirety. (8 p.m. Sun., First Ave, $25.)

Booker T: Last seen this summer at the Lowertown Blues Festival in St. Paul, the versatile Hammond B3 organ master returns indoors to the Dakota to play his MGs classics ("Green Onions," "Hang 'Em High," "Time Is Tight") as well as tunes from his various and varied solo albums. (7 p.m. Tue. & 7 & 9 p.m. Wed. Dakota, $32-$55.)

Big Head Blues Club: Colorado's "Bittersweet" '90s hitmakers Big Head Todd & the Monsters first explored their bluesy side in 1997 with a tribute to Robert Johnson. This time around, they're reviving the songs of Willie Dixon with three special guests of pure blues pedigree: Billy Branch, who blew harp in Dixon's Chicago Blues All-Stars band, plus reputable offspring Mud Morganfield and Ronnie Baker Brooks, the sons of Muddy Waters and Lonnie Brooks, respectively. (7:30 p.m. Thu., Cedar Cultural Center, $40-$45,

Good Charlotte: After surpassing First Ave-level shows with their near-instantaneous MTV fame in the early-'00s, Benji and Joel Madden and their pop/punk band are making it to the club post-hiatus promoting their first album in six years with the Story So Far opening. (6 p.m. Tue., First Avenue, all ages, $29.50.)