Attention, David Bowie fanatics: A lush cover of “Quicksand” by Allison LaBonne’s and Brian Tighe’s chamber-duet group the Starfolk tops off a regal new compilation record from the artist-run co-op label Korda. Titled “Korda Komp 3” and available at kordarecords.com, the collection of melancholy melody makers also includes the Ocean Blue, Jim Ruiz Set and Hang Ups co-founder Jeff Kearns’ new band Deep Pool — all of whom will perform for the release party Friday at 7th Street Entry (8 p.m., $12-$17). …

Probably the biggest local Bowie tribute yet is set for next weekend, March 25, when local spin master Jake Rudh pays tribute to the late icon to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Rudh’s Transmission dance parties at First Avenue. …

Just two weeks after his death at age 52 from a pulmonary embolism, sax/flute/bass master and early ’90s Prince sideman Brian Gallagher will be honored by his bandmates in Greazy Meal with what should be a physically and emotionally moving tribute show with other “friends” Saturday at the Cabooze (9:30 p.m., $10-$15). All proceeds go toward a trust for Gallagher’s three teenage children. … Stokley Williams is stepping outside Mint Condition to perform for the great music school Walker West Academy in its 8 O’Clock Jump Jazz Series on Friday (8 p.m., $15, walkerwest.org). …

After riding the wave of two Grammy nominations for each of their past two albums (and one win), twangy family music favorites the Okee Dokee Brothers rode horses across the Continental Divide as the concept behind their next record, “Saddle Up: A Western Adventure Album,” due May 13. Tickets are on sale for screenings of the accompanying movie May 7 at the Riverview Theater and two May 21 release concerts at the Fitzgerald Theater. …

Har Mar Superstar has added an April 6 release show at the Turf Club now that his April 8 concert at First Avenue is nearly sold out. Currently in the thick of South by Southwest with his new horn-addled live band and officially a Minneapolis resident again, Har Mar’s second album for Julian Casablancas’ Cult Records, “Best Summer Ever,” arrives April 15 and was co-produced with the Strokes frontman. …

Presumably the only local musician who can brag of having his songs played on NPR’s “Car Talk,” Joe Fahey (ex-Carp 18) hosts a release party Saturday, 5-9 p.m., at Harriet Brewing for his third solo record, “Somnambulist Chaser.” What a charmer this one is. Fahey sounds like a free-association songwriter version of Tom Petty over richly textured, Dylan-meets-Feelies Americana arrangements in such wry, wordy gems as “The Drunken Prisoner of Circumstance.” …

HammerHeart Brewing of Lino Lakes takes its hardy Nordic roots to heart in the form of Ostarablat, a two-day metal fest happening Friday and Saturday at Triple Rock with 10 acts including Falls of Rauros, Vemod, Vukari, Obsequiae and other bands you’ll likely never hear on the Current. Details at ­hammerheartbrewing.com.

 

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