Moon Duo

8 p.m. • 7th Street Entry • 18-plus • $10-$12

San Francisco’s Moon Duo is named half appropriately. The group’s celestial psych rock is actually the project of a trio of musicians interested in cyclic grooves and rhythms that exist way out in the cosmos. Guitarist Ripley Johnson (of Wooden Shjips), keyboardist Sanae Yamada and drummer John Jeffrey make music that shows traces of the Velvet Underground, Ralph Waldo Emerson and psychedelic drugs. They called their first two albums “Mazes” and “Circles,” suggestive of the mystifyingly repetitive nature of their particular brand of space rock. Moon Duo will release its hotly anticipated third album, “Shadow of the Sun,” on Tuesday. Equally disorienting local psych rockers VATS open. Alex Nelson

 

Greensky Bluegrass

8 p.m. • Mill City Nights • 18-plus • $20

Greensky Bluegrass has been picking its way up the folk, bluegrass and jam-band festival circuit over the last decade to land at No. 1 on Billboard’s bluegrass chart in September with its fifth album, “If Sorrow Swims.” The Kalamazoo, Mich.-reared quintet falls somewhere between Leftover Salmon and Trampled by Turtles with its traditionally rooted sound but forward-thinking songwriting style. The group will be back our way in June to play the Blue Ox Festival in Eau Claire with Del McCoury and Pert Near. Rayland Baxter opens. Chris Riemenschneider

 

University of Minnesota Jazz Festival

7 p.m. • Ted Mann Concert Hall • free

Outstanding saxophonist and composer Pat Mallinger has been a mainstay of the Chicago scene for decades. The St. Paul native was also an Artists’ Quarter favorite in happier times. Now Mallinger is back as guest artist at the University of Minnesota Jazz Festival, an annual one-day event showcasing the university’s big bands. He’ll star on some of his own compositions: “Kings and Saints,” “Flash” and “Double Whammy,” from his recent “Elevate” CD with Bill Carrothers. There will be charts by sundry jazz legends, including Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Bill Evans, and octogenarian sax greats Phil Woods and Lee Konitz. Expect up ’n’ coming talent and an all-pro soloist at an unbeatable price. Tom Surowicz