Doldrums

9 p.m. • 7th Street Entry • 18-plus • $12

Hailing from the Montreal scene that birthed fellow synth-poppers Grimes and Majical Cloudz, Doldrums might be the most out-there of the three. The avant-garde singer/laptopper, aka Airick Woodhead, has polished up a bit since his glitchier debut EP in 2011. His second full-length, “The Air Conditioned Nightmare,” lifts its name from Henry Miller’s collection of essays critical of American consumerism. The Sub Pop-issued LP drifts from wavy, full-bore dance tracks to celestial slow jams colored with Woodhead’s Thom Yorke-ian croon. It smells of an artist still finding himself, but the highlights are worth the price of admission. With Moon King and Tender Meat. Michael Rietmulder

 

Devil Wears Prada

8 p.m. • Mill City Nights • 15-plus • $17-$20

Even the millennial bands are getting in on album-anniversary tours. Ohio-bred, Christian-rooted metalcore sextet the Devil Wears Prada, which was a headliner on last year’s Warped Tour, is back on the road and promising to play 2010’s “Zombie” EP in full to mark its fifth anniversary. The heavy, holy thrashers will also preview a new EP, “Space,” due this summer. Opening are Secrets, Sleepwave and Villain of the Story. Chris Riemenschneider

 

TC Dubstep 6th Anniversary

8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. • Skyway Theatre • 18-plus • $20-$35

Six years in, low-end-leaning electronic promoter TC Dubstep is still going strong. This weekend its annual birthday blowout takes over the Skyway Theatre, which they helped establish as the local home base for bass music. Friday’s lineup features Canadian dubstep/dnb destroyer Downlink, drum ’n’ bass hero and aspiring chef Dieselboy, and a live Ill.Gates vs. KJ Sawka set. Saturday peaks with a Cookie Monsta and Funtcase back-to-back set, plus trap producer Luminox, future basshead Eliot Lipp and many more on four stages. Two-night passes are available. M.R.

 

Suzy Bogguss

7 & 9 p.m. • Dakota Jazz Club • $35-$40

It’s been a while since Bogguss has had a country radio hit but the Illinois native, who has one of the prettiest voices in Nashville, continues to record commendable albums. Last year’s “Lucky” was a formidable tribute to Merle Haggard and 2011’s “American Folk Songbook” featured her interpretations of “Shenandoah,” “Rock Island Line” and the like. Jon Bream