Luke Bryan: The country hunk headlines the first-ever concert at the new Vikings venue. (6:30 p.m., U.S. Bank Stadium, $37.50-$123,

Tribal Fever: 2 Queens, 1 Stage: Jamecia Bennett, who is an over-the-top performer in a good way, teams up with female impersonator Bebe Zahara, who won the first season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” for an extravaganza of music, fashion and theater (7 p.m. Fri., The Pour House, 10 S 5th St, Mpls. $20-$50,

Weird Al Yankovic: Not sure how his parodies from 2014’s “Mandatory Fun” will hold up (the sendups of “Blurred Lines” and “Happy” should still work), but he invariably appeals to the forever 11-year-old boy in all of us. (8 p.m. Fri., State Theatre, $48.50-$273.)

Ness Nite: The hazy, heady Minneapolis rapper was a finalist in this year’s Are You Local? contest at age 20, and now she’s issuing her hypnotic, slow-grooving debut EP, “Nite Time,” with a fun support cast including Dizzy Fae and Metasota. (9 p.m. Fri., 7th Street Entry, $8-$10.)

Metallica: Metal’s biggest band returns from hiatus Saturday at U.S. Bank Stadium, a site the quartet knows well after three Metrodome concerts. (6 p.m., Sat., U.S. Bank Stadium, sold out. The concert will stream live via

Wilco: After performing at the 2015 Basilica Block Party just days before issuing their surprise album “Star Wars,” Jeff Tweedy and his Chicago sextet will finally give Minnesota fans a chance to hear those songs live — and maybe throw in tunes from “Wilco Schmilco,” too, due Sept. 9. (6 p.m. Sat., Hall’s Island, 29 Plymouth Av. NE., Mpls., $50,

Ethan Iverson: Best known as the pianist for The Bad Plus, Ethan Iverson has also championed the legacies of jazz elders such as drummers Billy Hart and Tootie Heath via his high-profile participation in their ensembles, plus he writes some of the most incisive and invigorating music criticism around today via his blog, Do The M@th. But a solo Iverson gig is a treasured rarity, made more enticing by the giant Bosendorfer piano in the Dunsmore Room at Crooner’s. Iverson will tackle his long-standing fixation with the obscure Hall Overton Piano Sonata, the Harlem stride piano classic “Carolina Shout” and other standards and originals. (7 p.m. Sat., Crooner’s, Mpls.; $20,

Har Mar Superstar: What could go down as the zoo’s most fun gig of summer, Minnesota’s own animalistic R&B/indie-pop singer Har Mar Superstar makes his debut there all too appropriately in support of a record named “Best Summer Ever.” The electronically flavored collection — actually subtly downbeat in parts, but don’t tell the nearby moose — has been brought to life on a transatlantic tour with help from a full band that includes a horn section, which also does great things with his 2013 old-soul album “Bye Bye 17.” Their set last week at Eaux Claires earned a long, loud ovation. Andrew Broder’s newly reformed experimental group Fog opens. (7:30 p.m. Sat., Minnesota Amphitheater, $34.)

Toby Keith: Country’s flag-waving, beer-loving provocateur always seems to show up in the area during an election year. This time, it’s a rare outdoor casino gig, with some proceeds going to Disabled American Vets Foundation of Minnesota. (8 p.m. Sat., Treasure Island, Red Wing, $59-$125.)

Flume: Between gigs at Lollapalooza and Red Rocks Amphitheater, the KDWB-brand Australian techno-pop producer stops in for a more intimate local show while riding the success of “Never Be Like You,” the ethereal single with Toronto singer Kei off his new album “Skin.” Ryan Hemsworth and HWLS open. (9 p.m. Sat., Skyway Theatre, $30-$35.)

Square Lake Film & Music Festival: Vintage twangers the Cactus Blossoms and futuristic hip-hop groovers Zuluzuluu head up the usual mix of biking, film, art and scenery at this cult-loved one-day fest, also featuring the Blind Shake, Fury Things, Aby Wolf with Eric Mayson and original scores by Dreamland Faces and Ipsifendus Orchestra. (2 p.m. Sat., Stillwater, $15-$35,

Graveyard Club: Too bad film legend John Hughes isn’t around anymore, or he could’ve used this unabashedly ’80s-flavored synth-rock quartet’s new album, “Cellar Door,” as the entire soundtrack to a new movie, what with all the tortured themes and echoes of Psychedelic Furs and Simple Minds. (9 p.m. Sat., 7th Street Entry, $10-$12.)

Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires: After wowing crowds in recent years at Festival Palomino and Eaux Claires with his dynamic stage presence and tight-grooving band, the flashy Florida soul veteran, age 67, is turning heads this time by offering something else everybody loves: a free outdoor performance. Or at least it’s free if you pre-reserve online and don’t intend to drink the hosts’ increasingly popular product. Bradley & Co. are out supporting “Changes,” an album named after the Black Sabbath ballad they masterfully reinvented. (3 p.m. Sun., Sociable Cider Werks, $5 wristband to drink,

Shemekia Copeland: The blues powerhouse gets her country blues on with “Outskirts of Town,” her 2015 winner featuring guests Robert Randolph, Alvin Youngblood Hart and Billy Gibbons. There’s a taste of Tina Turner, a pronounced twang to “Drivin’ Out of Nashville” and a deeply soul gospel feel to her reading of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Long As I See the Light.” She also does a funky version of her dad’s (the late bluesman Johnny Copeland) “Devil’s Hand” and a smokin’ treatment of ZZ Top’s “Jesus Just Left Chicago,” maybe her best vocal on the record. (7 p.m. Sun., Dakota Jazz Club, Mpls., $35-$42.)

Ruthie Foster: This Texan is a hyphenate worth hearing: a blues/soul/gospel/folk singer. Her latest album, the Meshell Ndegeocello-produced “Promise of a Brand New Day,” hews toward soul, which just fine, especially on the Memphis-flavored “It Might Not Be Right,” featuring William Bell. But in concert, Foster, who often lives up to the title of her best album (“The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster”), might take a Minnesota audience to church. (7 p.m. Mon.-Tue., Dakota Jazz Club, Mpls., $35-$42.)

Baroness: One of metal’s most exciting new bands of the past decade also has one of the genre’s most dramatic stories of late. The Georgia-based quartet is back on the road with a stunning new album, “Purple,” after surviving a 2012 bus crash that caused serious injuries and led to two heavily beat-up members quitting. They blended in a little more melody and emotion without wimping out on the new Dave Fridmann-produced LP. Buzzing, proggy Arkansas band Pallbearer opens. (8 p.m. Tue., Cabooze, $22-$25.)

Britt Robson contributed to this week's concert picks.