Misterwives

6 p.m. • Triple Rock • all ages • sold out

Fun-pop outfit Misterwives made noise last year with their irresistible “Reflections” EP, featuring the charged and punchy titular track that kick-started the band’s career. Lead singer Mandy Lee, a classically trained musician, shows off her massive vocal prowess across their debut record, “Our Own House,” which was released last week. Perhaps because these pop partyers are too much fun for adults to handle, this show is all ages. Børns and Handsome Ghost open. Alex Nelson

 

Nickelback

8 p.m. • Target Center • $25-$80

The songs remain the same, but word is that Nickelback has dialed down the spectacle on tour. No pyro, flashpots or explosions. But the Canadian rock kingpins have added a third guitarist, Tim Dawson, to help them deliver the enduring “How You Remind Me” and “Rock Star” as well as covers of Foo Fighters, Led Zeppelin and the Eagles (really?). Opening is the Pretty Reckless, fronted by “Gossip Girl” star Taylor Momsen. Jon Bream

 

Paper Diamond

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

Former Pretty Lights protégé Alex Botwin has become a force of his own. The Colorado-reared, L.A.-based bass head — better known as Paper Diamond — has expanded his sound since his breakout “Levitate” EP. 2013’s “Paragon” EP built on his signature bass-pulsing, electro-soul-laced tracks, incorporating trap elements, more dubstep time signatures and vocals. After putting his Elm & Oak label/design firm/art gallery on the back burner to focus on writing, the future bass producer’s expected-this-week “Rain Drops” EP promises more vocal exploration. With L.A. trap duo Gladiator and Louis Futon. Michael Rietmulder

 

Bob Schneider

8 p.m. • Cedar Cultural Center • $25

With the kind of gutsy playfulness that got him kicked off the Basilica Block Party lineup back in 2003, Schneider got the songs for his new three-song EP series, “King Kong Suite,” from a weekly songwriters contest with pals in the Austin, Texas, music scene, where he’s still a hometown favorite. The songs echo the intimate style of his 2002 breakout album “Lonelyland,” and so should the vibe of this solo acoustic show. Chris Riemenschneider