Twin Shadow

8:30 p.m. • First Avenue • 18-plus • $16-$18

Synth-pop innovator George Lewis Jr., who records as Twin Shadow, has taken hits from indie purists for jumping from 4AD to Warner Bros. Records and slicking/amping up his sound exponentially for his third record, “Eclipse.” As if his brand of anthemic, new-wavey ’80s pop wasn’t sugary and commercial in the first place. Lewis and his band brought a little more urgency and sonic oomph to the new tunes at last month’s South by Southwest and are ready to play much bigger venues than First Ave. Carrot-headed Swedish popster Erik Hassle opens. Chris Riemenschneider



8 p.m. • Turf Club • $10

This alternative rock band from Chicago attracted attention for its unique blend of krautrock, shoegaze and garage rock. The group released two albums before catching the eye of Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley, who joined the band for a brief stint of recording and touring. Since then, the productive four-piece has released three more bold records, the latest of which — January’s “Irreal” — was handled by Grammy-winning producer John Congleton. Disappears’ twisted experimental music deals with themes of dystopian modernity, touching on things such as eternalism and roboethics. Opening is local noise-pop outfit the Chambermaids. Alex Nelson


Robert Earl Keen

7 p.m. Mon.-Tue. • Dakota Jazz Club • $40-$50

Veteran Austin, Texas, singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen rounded up some pals, including Natalie Maines, Lyle Lovett and Peter Rowan, to record this year’s “Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions.” He adds some Texas attitude to covers of songs associated with Bill Monroe, the Carter Family and Richard Thompson but there is no question that Keen respects this repertoire. The Roosevelts open. Jon Bream