8 p.m. • Mystic Lake • sold out
Manson’s sunless complexion and songs about soul-sucking addictions make him a better fit at a casino than was first suggested when this show was announced (to snickers). He may be edging on classic-rock status two decades into his once-controversial but now all-too-conventional career, but the real-life Brian Warner, 46, is no has-been. His new album, “The Pale Emperor,” is garnering some of his strongest reviews in years with its rather straight-ahead, Bowie-gone-metal sound, and ticket sales for this show were still a jackpot for him. No opener was named at press time, but one is expected. Chris Riemenschneider
9 p.m. Fri.-Sat. • First Avenue • 18-plus • $22-$24
After several previous two-night stands that solidified the local love affair for them — including a warm State Fair stint last summer — Philadelphia’s jubilant hippie-soul rockers Dr. Dog are taking it one night this time around, setting up another First Ave twofer with a long-sold-out Turf Club warm-up gig. The guys just released their first concert album, “Live at the Flamingo Hotel.” It shows the spirited, free-form but not too jammy aesthetic their live shows offer over their charming if a bit quirky singles, including such 89.3 the Current staples as “These Days” and “Shadow People.” Indie-pop outfit Phox, from Baraboo, Wis., opens. C.R.