With the Black Crowes warring again, the band’s hard-howling singer is back to making his namesake Chris Robinson Brotherhood his main vehicle. The sextet includes guitarist Neal Casal, formerly of Ryan Adams’ Cardinals, and Crowes keyboardist Adam MacDougall. Their winter tour kicks off here following the release of their third album, “Phosphorescent Harvest,” another hazy and jammy but soulful collection. CRB shows are always light on Crowes songs but include some powerhouse covers. Expect two sets in this “evening with” performance. (8 p.m. Tue., Fine Line, $20.) Riemenschneider


A bumper sticker that became a mantra for Low’s bold, one-song Rock the Garden 2013 set, “Drone Not Drones” is now the name and basis of a daylong, free-form music performance for the second year in a row. Over the course of 28 hours — nonstop! — the event will feature ambient loops, droning distortion, reverberating hums, etc., played by more than 50 musicians, including Alan Sparhawk, P.O.S., Dosh, Paul Metzger, BNLX, Flavor Crystals, Chatham Rise, members of Dead Man Winter (or “Drone Man Winter”) and Brokeback, a project by members of Chicago instrumental kings Tortoise and the Sea and Cake. Pillows are seriously encouraged. Look for a schedule and webcast info at DroneNotDrones.com. Organizer Luke Heiken donates it all to Doctors Without Borders. (7 p.m. Fri.-11 p.m. Sat., Cedar Cultural Center, all ages, $20-$30.) Chris Riemenschneider

As we’ve come to expect of most releases on Minneapolis label Totally Gross National Product, Roniia’s eponymous debut album is awash in impressive electronic soundscapes and jagged sonic experimentation, helmed in this case by Mark McGee, a Marijuana Deathsquads cast member and former co-leader of To Kill a Petty Bourgeoisie. However, the seven-track collection offers less than what’s expected of singer Nona Marie Invie. The dramatic Dark Dark Dark and Anonymous Choir leader barely gets above a moan and has an unusually flat presence throughout these mostly downbeat, zoned-out songs. The release party will also feature aptly named Velvet Underground-echoing pop trio the Velveteens and Joel Kujawa’s high-pitched one-man dance machine Breakaway. (9 p.m. Fri., 7th Street Entry, $10.) Riemenschneider

Marshall Tucker Band guitarist Toy Caldwell and brother/bassist Tommy Caldwell passed away in the past century, but the 44-year-old band’s original frontman, Doug Gray, is still carrying on the Southern rock tradition with “Can’t You See” and other favorites. And KQRS listeners will appreciate opening act Atlanta Rhythm Section, with its FM staples “Champagne Jam” and “So Into You” delivered by original keyboardist Dean Daughtry and longtime vocalist Rodney Justo. (8:30 p.m. Sat., Medina Entertainment Center, $32-$52.) Jon Bream

Yet another local electronic duo with an elegant female vocalist and a gearhead dude producer/beatmaker, Moon & Pollution features siren-voiced folkie Molly Dean at the mic and No Bird Sing drummer Graham O’Brien behind the gear. They made their live debut two summers ago in Duluth’s Bayfront Festival Park with Atmosphere and Trampled by Turtles and recently saw one of their tracks used on MTV’s “Teen Wolf.” Now comes their full-length debut, “The Box Borealis,” offering a subsonic brand of haunting, vibrant vocals and slow-burning trip-hop that falls somewhere between Poliça and Massive Attack. Their release party opens with Damage Controller, a new project with old friends Jeremy Ylvisaker, Martin Dosh and Mike Lewis. (11 p.m. Sat., Icehouse, $8-$10.) Riemenschneider

After a return to wild and rowdy form last year with the Old 97’s album “Most Messed Up,” serial lady-killing frontman Rhett Miller is taking a mellower trek on his own this winter. The Dallas-bred alt-country singer’s solo/acoustic shows usually feature a mix of 97’s tunes, solo material and covers as well as plenty of banter and fun audience interaction. Fellow North Texas scenester Salim Nourallah opens. (8 p.m. Sun., Turf Club, $20.) Riemenschneider

London Grammar is a moody, atmospheric and ethereal British pop-tronica trio whose sound is more soulful than those adjectives might suggest. That’s because vocalist Hannah Reid is equal parts Sade and Florence Welch. Four tunes from the trio’s only album, 2013’s “If You Wait,” have received spins on 89.3 the Current, with the Brit hit “Strong” probably receiving the strongest reaction. Opening is Until the Ribbon Breaks, a British avant-soul trio. (8 p.m. Tue., First Avenue, $22-$24.) Bream

A mainstay of the New Orleans scene since the mid-’90s, Galactic bridges the not-so-large gap between NOLA funk and soul, hip-hop and jam-band/Southern rock. The instrumental quintet even masterfully blended in South American influences on its underrated 2012 album, “Carnivale Electricos,” which brought Living Colour frontman Corey Glover into the band. Glover is out for now and newcomer Erica Falls is in on vocals as the group preps a new retro-soul-flavored album. San Francisco psychedelic soul-rockers Monophonics open. (9 p.m. Thu., First Avenue, $25-$27.) Riemenschneider


The enduring Tower of Power has been a regular hit in the Twin Cities of late, thanks to its fabulous horn section, timelessly funky repertoire and dynamic singer Larry Braggs. ToP’s longest-tenured vocalist, the charismatic Braggs left for a solo career at the end of 2013, and Ray Greene, a Berklee-educated trombonist-turned-singer, has stepped in. Judging by YouTube clips, the Georgia native is a worthy vocalist who might bring a bit more gospel influence into the band’s greasy East Bay funk. Here’s looking forward to hearing Greene dive into “You’re Still a Young Man,” “So Very Hard to Go” and other 1970s classics with founder/saxophonist Emilio Castillo and Oakland’s finest old-school jazzy funkateers. (7 & 9 p.m. Feb. 4-7, Dakota Jazz Club, $35-$70.) Bream



Sound-wise, it isn’t the best, but the context will put you in the mood for country music. The World’s Toughest Rodeo has tapped Gloriana as post-show entertainment in what’s billed as a Party on the Dirt. At times the twangy trio recalls Lady Antebellum (“Can’t Shake You,” “Good Night”) or Little Big Town (“Trouble”). But the way Rachel Reinert interacts with brothers Tom and Mike Gossin suggests that they have the talent to forge their own identity. (Rodeo at 7:30 p.m. Sat., concert following; Xcel Energy Center, $18-$82.) Bream



What do you say about the rapper who never runs out of things to say? Aesop Rock is the reigning king of the rap underground. His gravelly, spitfire voice and hyperverbosity have garnered him praise from hip-hop heads and literati alike. His latest solo effort, “Skelethon,” released in 2012 by Rhymesayers, is the most accomplished work of his career. The real-life Ian Bavitz is touring with Bronx-bred rap virtuoso Rob Sonic, his longtime collaborator in the group Hail Mary Mallon. (8:30 p.m. Wed., First Avenue, $17-$20.) Raghav Mehta



Versatile veteran singer Connie Olson, best known for her jazz work, has also ably tackled pop, rock, R&B and lots of commercial jingles. Some years back, she released a fine Doris Day tribute album, “Daydreaming.” It’s nice to see Olson popping up in a fairly new suburban space that’s jazz-friendly, backed by a rather illustrious band including prolific studio keyboardist and arranger to the stars, Lee Blaske, of Flyte Tyme Productions, who’s recorded with a host of famous females (Janet Jackson, Beyoncé, Celine Dion, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Gladys Knight). Plus there’s bassist and “A Prairie Home Companion” sound engineer Tony Axtell, guitarist and saxophonist Mark Arneson, drummer Jess Wheeler and percussionist Dan Jensen. (8 p.m. Fri., the Cellar at Scusi, 221 Water St., Excelsior, $10, 952-470-2016.) Tom Surowicz

Saxophonist Chris Potter has come a long way from his days as the whiz kid in trumpeter Red Rodney’s bebop and post-bop band. Playing with Rodney gave him one degree of separation from another fabled saxophonist with the initials C.P. — the revolutionary genius Charlie Parker. Potter has gone on to work with Paul Motian, Dave Holland and Steely Dan, plus 18 albums as a bandleader, and has often collaborated lately with Twin Cities-bred pianist Craig Taborn. He’ll lead a quartet anchored by drummer Nate Smith, who’s also his sidekick in the Dave Holland Quintet. (7 & 9 p.m. Mon.-Tue., Dakota Jazz Club, $15-$25.) Surowicz



The Minnesota Orchestra continues its monthlong “Shakespeare Winterfest” with a program called “Star-Crossed Lovers” — three musical expressions of the world’s most famous love story. Conducted by Osmo Vänskä, it features selections from Sergei Prokofiev’s dark and richly melodic ballet “Romeo and Juliet,” Leonard Bern­stein’s symphonic dances from “West Side Story” and Tchaikovsky’s lushly romantic fantasy-overture “Romeo and Juliet.” (8 p.m. Thu., $29. 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $34-$96. Orchestra Hall, 11th St. and Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-371-5656, minnesotaorchestra.org) William Randall Beard

Haydn’s “Surprise” Symphony is the featured work on this weekend’s St. Paul Chamber Orchestra concerts, but the highlight is the Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola, with SPCO principal second violinist Kyu-Young Kim and principal viola Maiya Papach as soloists. Spanish conductor Jaime Martin makes his SPCO debut in a program that includes John Corigliano’s “Snapshot, Circa 1909” and an SPCO commission from the 1980s, George Perle’s Sinfonietta No. 1. (10:30 a.m. Fri., Wooddale Church, 6630 Shady Oak Rd., Eden Prairie; 8 p.m. Sat., St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 900 Summit Av., St. Paul. $12-$42, 651-291-1144, www.thespco.org) Beard