JEFF the Brotherhood
8 p.m. • 7th Street Entry • 18-plus • free with RSVP
Breakups are tough. Especially when one party is a huge media company bankrolling the other’s records. But Nashville rockers JEFF the Brotherhood seemed relieved (if a tad bitter) to be “dropped from the clutches of the demented vulture that is Warner Bros!,” as they put it in a February press release. The sibling duo’s eighth album, “Wasted on the Dream,” was finally released on their own Infinity Cat label, featuring cameos from Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson, Bethany Cosentino and Diarrhea Planet members. The guitar-fueled LP teems with Weezer-y pop-rock hooks and scuzzy riffs. South by Southwest standout Bully and locals France Camp and Stereo Confession open this free-with-Facebook-RSVP show, which is part of Red Bull’s Sound Select series. Michael Rietmulder
MN Music Summit
7 p.m. Fri.-Sat. • Amsterdam Bar & Hall • all ages • $10 suggested donation
The MN Music Coalition’s annual festival/conference returns to downtown St. Paul this weekend. The three-day affair geared toward fans and industry folk features workshops and panels throughout Friday and Saturday, punctuated by two early evening shows at the Amsterdam. Local soulstress Chastity Brown, Fathom Lane and the Counterfactuls perform Friday, with a guest appearance from keynote speaker and veteran folk-pop songwriter Dar Williams. Dexterous rapper MaLLy and electro-pop tandem Tiny Deaths play Saturday, plus a screening of locally made music videos. M.R.
8 p.m. • Skyway Theatre • 15-plus • $22
East-coast hip-hop star Mike Seander, better known by his stage name Mike Stud, is something of a Renaissance man. Before he made a name for himself distributing GarageBand-recorded rap songs, he was a record-breaking pitcher at Duke University. This gifted honor-roll scholar earned a degree in sports management, but his trajectory changed when the video for “College Humor,” his party-centric first single, netted more than one million YouTube views. Several viral singles and 50 million YouTube hits later, Seander is signed to Atlantic Records and touring in support of his 2014 full-length “Closer.” He sings and raps up and down the record – another testament to the 26-year-old’s versatility. DJ Fader and Lenerd open. Alex Nelson
Forever Young Prom & Karaoke
7 p.m. • First Avenue • $8-$13
This year the Forever Young crew’s prom party goes karaoke. Relive the glory or make up for the misery of your high school prom while horribly belting “Sweet Caroline” in First Avenue’s Mainroom. Joel Stitzel brings his Infernal Singalong Machine with more than 20,000 songs ready for butchering. Sweat through your cheap tux while DJs Foolproof, Cloud and Flipstyle play everything from “Sandstorm” to Sisqo at this late ’90s/early ’00s dance party. M.R.
Puddle of Mudd
7:30 p.m. • Myth • all ages • $25
After a two-year hiatus in which he managed to get arrested multiple times for drug charges and allegedly attacking his ex-wife, Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin has re-emerged with an all-new lineup of his Kansas City-reared post-grunge band. They’re road-testing songs for a new album and reviving older hits including “Blurry” and “She Hates Me.” Saliva and Saving Abel open for them under the banner of the annual 93X Icebreaker concert. Chris Riemenschneider