9 p.m. • Triple Rock • 18-plus • $15

Few parents would be stoked to learn that their kid's leaving med school to chase the rock 'n' roll dream. But thus far trading scrubs for skinny jeans is working out for Dry the River frontman Peter Liddle. The penman behind the London quintet's powerfully pastoral anthems has seen his folk-rock band's stock rise since a touted SXSW showing a week after the release of their major-label debut, March's "Shallow Bed." Twin Cities fans got a taste of DTR's violin-flushed tunes when it opened the mega-sold-out Alabama Shakes show at First Avenue in August. Houndmouth opens. MICHAEL RIETMULDER

Dwight Yoakam

7 p.m. • Grand Casino Hinckley • $25-$35

Back on Warner Bros. after an 11-year absence, country maverick Dwight Yoakam sounds both traditional and arty on this month's "3 Pears." He enlisted rock auteur Beck to produce two tracks and Kid Rock to co-write a song with him. Musically, Yoakam travels the spectrum from honky tonks to Beatles and Motown, but manages to sound retro and fresh at the same time. It's one of his best albums in years. JON BREAM


4-9 p.m. • 34th St. & 17 Av. S., Mpls. • all ages • free

Three porches on the same block in Powderhorn are hosting the PoHo PorchFest, a day of live music. Promising to be more intimate than a traditional block party while more accessible than a house show, the fest will include sets from a range of indie folksters, including Faux Jean, Fairfax, AK, Gallupstar, the Hummingbirds, the MayNorth and Carlos Lumbi. The night ends with a dance party at one of the participating houses. JAHNA PELOQUIN


8 p.m. • Cedar Cultural Center • $25-$30

San Francisco guitarist Kimock has long been in and around the Grateful Dead scene, having played in Kingfish, the Other Ones, the Rhythm Devils and Phil Lesh & Friends, among other groups. Beloved by Jerry Garcia, he has been known to take off on mesmerizing jazz-rock excursions, as he does with his latest ensemble that includes keyboardist Bernie Worrell (Parliament-Funkadelic, Talking Heads), bassist Andy Hess (Gov't Mule, Black Crowes) and drummer Wally Ingram (Sheryl Crow, David Lindley). J.B.