The Ting Tings

9 p.m. • Fine Line • 18-plus • $20-$35

The Ting Tings emerged with the catchy hits “That’s Not My Name” and “Shut Up and Let Me Go” on their 2008 debut, but the coed British indie pop duo has failed to become radio mainstays. Neither of their ensuing albums, 2012’s “Sounds From Nowheresville” and last fall’s “Super Critical,” boasts any immediate earworms, but the eclectic pair hasn’t visited in three years. Electro-soul lovebirds Kaneholler opens. Alex Nelson

 

Bryce Dessner

8 p.m. • Walker Art Center • $22-$25/night or $35-$40/two-night

While his brother/bandmate Aaron is partnering with Justin Vernon to curate July’s Eaux Claires music fest, Bryce Dessner of indie-mope kingpins the National has teamed with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music Series to produce two nights of innovative classical music. The classically trained guitarist has been a reputable composer almost as long as he’s been a favorite on Pitchfork. He will show off two new pieces for chamber music on Friday with members of the SPCO as well as work by Arcade Fire multi-instrumentalist Richard Reed Parry, who will perform with his new group Quiet River of Dust. Night 2 features “Music for Wood & Strings” and a new piece for “invented instruments” with So Percussion. Chris Riemenschneider

 

Diamond Rugs

9 p.m. • Turf Club • $15

Given some of its members’ scruffy rock ’n’ roll rises, it’s only fitting that this disorderly supergroup’s genesis was a hotel party. The initial bong-loaded idea was for a concept album about things stoner roommates argue over (e.g. who gets the last nacho?) between Deer Tick’s John McCauley, ex-Black Lips guitarist Ian Saint Pé and Bryan Dufresne of Six Finger Satellite. Fortunately, when Los Lobos’ Steve Berlin signed on, they started taking it more seriously. Loose recording sessions birthed two horns- and organ-soaked albums of unbuttoned alt-country — the second of which, “Cosmetics,” dropped in February. New Madrid and Justin Collins open.Michael Rietmulder