This week, Jeff Beck released his fifth live album since 2008. It’s called “Live +” because it contains two new studio tracks: “Tribal,” an extreme dance-rock explosion with Ruth Lorenzo’s screaming vocals, and “My Tiled White Floor,” a heavy prog-rock excursion with far-out vocals by drummer Veronica Bellino. In between all those concert discs, the guitar god has delivered only one studio album, 2010’s double Grammy winner “Emotion & Commotion.” Fresh from a tour opening for ZZ Top, Beck is back to top billing, showcasing his virtuosity and versatility as an instrumentalist. The 70-year-old two-time Rock Hall of Famer’s band includes former Wet Willie vocalist Jimmy Hall, who interprets such classics as “A Change Is Gonna Come” and “Rollin’ and Tumblin’,” and bassist Rhonda Smith, who used to play with Prince. Opening is Billy Raffoul, 19, an alt-rocker from Canada. (8 p.m. Sat. State Theatre, $57.50-$67.50.) Jon Bream


As unabashedly cheery and fluffy as the Animitronic house band at a Chuck E. Cheese-style pizza parlor, Matt and Kim don’t find a single thing to be mad or glib or anything less than super-duper-happy about on their latest album, “New Glow.” The giddy and gimmicky Brooklyn dance-pop duo is hitting the clubs before a summer of festival dates, including Aug. 7 at Target Field, at the newly branded Go Fest from Go 96.3 FM. (9 p.m. Fri., Mill City Nights, sold out.) Chris Riemenschneider

The 4onthefloor’s lineup has changed completely since its last album save for woolly-bearded, whiskey-voiced frontman Gabriel Douglas. Lo and behold, though, the kick-drumming Twin Cities quartet doesn’t miss a beat — sorry, had to use it — on its third full-length effort, “All In.” Songs range from hard-rocking stompers “Smokin’ ” and “Lake Street Shuffle” to the slow-burning blues nugget “Oathbreaker” to more melodic and soulful, Lucero-like fare such as “Joy” and “Small Towns.” Raleigh, N.C., rockers American Aquarium come to town to open their pals’ release party along with Dan Mariska and the Boys Choir. (9 p.m. Fri., First Avenue, $15.) Riemenschneider

Two of the most talked-about live acts in the Twin Cities over the past year are Tickle Torture and the Trashmen, who happen to be headlining alternate nights of the Memory Lanes Block Party. The former’s showy, glitzy brand of sex-me-up sleaze-pop suits Saturday’s hipster/Radio K-flavored lineup with Suzie, Rupert Angeleyes, Fort Wilson Riot and more. The pioneering rock vets of 1964’s “Surfin’ Bird” fame knocked the socks off a wide age range of audiences at the State Fair and 89.3 the Current’s birthday party. They will be joined Sunday by their California collaborator Deke Dickerson and a fun mix of classic-flavored opening bands including the Cactus Blossoms, PaviElle French, Davina & the Vagabonds and Crankshaft. (3-10:30 p.m. Sat., 4-10:30 p.m. Sun., 2520 26th Av. S., Mpls., all ages, $5.) Riemenschneider

Even through a change in rhythm sections and a long wait between albums, Built to Spill has remained an electrifying live act, armed with artful and often manic three-guitar jams and frontman Doug Martsch’s high-loner brand of songwriting. So imagine how strong the Idaho quintet should be this time around, fresh off the release of one of its best albums yet, “Untethered Moon,” which breaks the six-year lull between albums with a vengeance. Wooden Indian Burial Ground and Clarke & the Himselfs open. (8:30 p.m. Sun., Varsity Theater, $20-$35.) Riemenschneider

Believe the hype on Palma Violets. The throwback London rock quartet earned deserved attention off its 2013 debut and particularly the howling, reverb-soaked single “Best of Friends,” but the instant buzz and the members’ cocky and druggie aesthetic also got them written off as the next Libertines (remember them?). Their follow-up album, “Danger in the Club,” finds them homing in on a visceral, brawny hodgepodge of classic punk from the Clash to New York Dolls gamut, and their live sets at the South by Southwest conference in March were nothing short of thrilling. Opening band Public Access TV is led by Be Your Own Pet alum John Eatherly. (8:30 p.m. Mon., 7th Street Entry, $15.) Riemenschneider

Somewhere between the first and second President Bush, Ministry morphed from a mostly electronic industrial act into a full-on metallic thrash band, with its “True Detective” brand of ghoulish imagery and lyricism fitting both molds. Fang-toothed frontman Al Jourgensen has survived various brushes with death and the law and landed back squarely in the metal circuit again, with dates at both Rock on the Range and Rocklahoma preceding this unusually expensive club date. (9 p.m. Thu., Mill City Nights, $70-$75.) Riemenschneider



A co-founder of California’s celebrated Bay Area quartet the Click, E-40 keeps popping up via a wide array of noteworthy guest appearances since his early 1990s breakthrough, ranging from 2Pac’s 1996 album “All Eyez on Me” to Lil Jon’s 2000 hit “Snap Yo Fingers” and Big Sean’s recent single “I Don’t [Expletive] With You.” His own biggest hit was “U and Dat” with T-Pain in 2006. He continues to average an album per year and now even sells his own brand of bottled Hurricane cocktail, Sluricane. Openers are Stevie Stone, Cartel TZ, Big Dawg and DJ D.Mil. (8 p.m. Fri., the Venue, 315 1st Av. N., Mpls., $25-$40.) Riemenschneider

It’s possible to enjoy the hubbub around Soundset without driving out to Shakopee and standing in a field. The festival hosts a pre- and post-party at First Avenue. The first of those pairs hometown headliner Prof with Fresno, Calif., hot shot Fashawn, who finally followed up his acclaimed debut “Boys Meets World” with “The Ecology,” issued via Nas’ Mass Appeal imprint. The Stand4rd’s Bobby Raps, Rapper Hooks’ Blvck Spvce and DJ Fundo also perform (8 p.m. Sat., $18-$20). Fundo will be back for the after-party along with his turntable mates Plain Ole Bill, Jimmy2Times and Last Word for a Get Cryphy gathering featuring guests galore. (10 p.m. Sun., First Avenue, $10.) Riemenschneider

East Coast rap pioneers EPMD made their mark right off the bat with their 1988 debut, “Strictly Business,” which broke ground via the classic single “I’m Housin’ ” and went on to build a foundation of acclaim that includes the Source’s Top 100 Rap Albums and Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Long Island, N.Y.-reared MCs Erick “E” Sermon and Parrish “P” Smith are still making dollars if not records. Last one was 2008’s “Back in Business.” Good news is fans can probably expect a thoroughly throwback set. Worthy local EPMD acolyte Carnage the Executioner opens with DJ-ing by Ander Other. (7 p.m. Mon., Amsterdam Bar & Hall, $25.) Riemenschneider


David Torn has always been adept at epic orchestration. Highly regarded as a guitarist, producer and composer, he’s worked with everyone from David Bowie and John Legend to the Bad Plus, written scores for films and TV shows and had members of King Crimson as his rhythm section for his first ECM record, “Cloud About Mercury,” back in 1987. Two decades passed before his second ECM disc, “Prezens,” featuring jazz heavies Craig Taborn and Tim Berne, among others. Now he’s touring behind his third outing for the label, an avant-prog solo extravaganza titled “Only Sky.” Torn describes it as “my most personal record,” and it is chock full of experiments, textural surprises, splashes of mood and more epic orchestration than one could rationally imagine from a solo performer. (7:30 p.m. Tue., Cedar Cultural Center, $22-$25.) Britt Robson

It doesn’t matter that vocalist extraordinaire Rachelle Ferrell hasn’t issued a studio album since 2000 or a live album since 2002. She is an organic performer who loves to improvise and let the song grow and the music flow. She has a magnificent vocal instrument. In one phrase, she can soar like Minnie Riperton and then get down like Larry Graham. She gets jazzy, churchy, funky, ballad-y, soulful, scat-crazy — you name it. Her gigs at the Dakota tend to turn into something special. (7 & 9 p.m. Wed.-Thu. Dakota, $30-$50.) Bream



Garrick Ohlsson is one of the finest pianists on the international circuit, bringing a grandeur of conception and a steel-rimmed virtuosity to whichever music he happens to be playing. This weekend at Orchestra Hall brings Brahms’ tempestuous First Piano Concerto, in which Ohlsson’s partnership with the Minnesota Orchestra and its conductor laureate Stanislaw Skrowaczewski should be riveting. The orchestra, fresh from its triumphant visit to Cuba, adds Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony after the interval, a work well suited to the incisive musicality and rhythmic buoyancy of Skrowaczewski’s conducting.(8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Orchestra Hall, $29-$96, 612-371-5656 or Terry Blain

As one of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s six artistic partners, Thomas Zehetmair brings plenty to the table. Kicking off this weekend’s program, he plays the solo part in Bach’s Violin Concerto No. 1 before picking up the conductor’s baton for the rest of the evening. Schubert’s blithely lyrical Fifth Symphony is fascinatingly paired with “Transfigured Night,” Arnold Schoenberg’s feverish, late romantic essay in string sonorities. Expect Zehetmair, a musician of strikingly individual temperament, to find telling points of comparison and contrast between these two masterpieces. (8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Ordway Concert Hall, $14-$52, 651-292-3268 or Blain