Bobby Bare Jr.

8:30 p.m. • Turf Club • $10

Bobby Bare Jr. has bounced from the 400 Bar to the Dakota over the past decade of local tour stops but seems tailor-made for the Turf Club, in part because of his rugged alt-country/twang-rock charm but also because of his clowning barroom character. The Nashville music heir — who put out a pair of criminally underrated rock albums from 1998-2000 with Virgin Records — has played more stripped-down, songwriterly sets in town of late, but he's back to raising a little heck with his full band, the Young Criminals Starvation League, in support of his latest Bloodshot release, "Undefeated." Eleganza! and Sam Cassidy open.Chris Riemenschneider

The Southside Aces

8 p.m. • Minneapolis Eagles Club • $5

Standard bearers for a younger generation of traditional jazz musicians in the Twin Cities, the Southside Aces release their fifth album with a party on the south side of Minneapolis — where else? "Second Thursday" features classic 1920s New Orleans fare plus the band's takes on great old songs popularized by legendary ladies Sophie Tucker and Edith Piaf. There's one seasonal selection and another hip oldie ("Blues My Sweetie Gives to Me") that bluegrass and jug-band fans will recall from the Greenbriar Boys and/or Jim Kweskin. Toss in some fine original material, and "Second Thursday" sounds like a hot Saturday in the old French Quarter. Tom SUrowicz