It’s been 10 years since the Rolling Stones played in the Twin Cities. And we’re only the third gig on their 15-show 2015 North American stadium tour. But judging by the reviews and set list from opening night in San Diego on Sunday, we’re amped to see the world’s oldest, richest and greatest rock ’n’ roll band. The set list looks like greatest hits plus a few obscure nuggets, including “Slipping Away,” “Doom and Gloom” and “Moonlight Mile.” Opening is vocal powerhouse Grace Potter, a granola girl turned glam rocker. Limited tickets are available. (8 p.m. Wed., TCF Bank Stadium, $65-$395.) Bream

POP/ROCK

British psych-rock revivalists Temples looked like clones of Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd when they hit First Ave riding a strong buzz last year, and they sounded like a broader hodgepodge of hallucinogenic U.K. and U.S. bands, from the Zombies to “Eight Miles High”-brand Byrds. The Northampton quartet has returned to North America for some festival and club dates but hasn’t issued anything new since last year’s debut album, “Sun Structures.” Los Angeles’ Fever the Ghost opens with locals Chatham Rise and DJ Jake Rudh. (9 p.m. Fri., First Avenue, $16-$18.) Chris Riemenschneider

Teen idols never die — at least in the hearts of their fans. Fabian, Frankie Avalon and Bobby Rydell — three post-Elvis, pre-Beatles teen pop idols — will dust off “Tiger,” “Venus” and “Wild One” for the bobby sox crowd. These three Philly pop stars, who all started in the late 1950s, are billed as the Golden Boys. (8 p.m. Fri., Mystic Lake, sold out.) Jon Bream

With the good-vibe-bleeding single “Huarache Lights” leading the way, Hot Chip might be hotter than ever coming into First Ave, a club the London-based electro-pop band last lit up with its exuberant live show back in 2012. The new hit song hails from “Why Make Sense?,” the group’s sixth album, loaded with stylish urban grooves of the Gorillaz and LCD Soundsystem variety and leader Alexis Taylor’s boyish and buoyant vocals. Faceless Brooklyn electronic wizard Slow Magic opens. (9 p.m. Sat., First Avenue, $30.) Riemenschneider

New alt-rock station Go 96.3 FM is putting on a second Five on the Rise concert to promote new local bands. The lineup includes two former contestants in Vita.mn’s Are You Local? contest, Sam Cassidy and the Step Rockets, plus romantically linked boy/girl duo Hot Date, ’90s-style rockers Dividing Eden and Christian-themed Americana band Harbor and Home. (7 p.m. Sat., Fine Line, $12-$18.) Riemenschneider

Lisa Fischer, star of the Oscar-winning documentary “20 Feet from Stardom” about backup singers, is in town to sing behind Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones on Wednesday at TCF Bank Stadium. But first she’s going to squeeze in a couple of her own gigs at an intimate club where she delivered the best small-room Twin Cities concerts of 2014. While she may be a glamazon screamer with the Stones, on her own, she’s an earthy, organic, artful singer who creates deeply intellectual, deeply soulful, deeply meditative music — one strikingly imaginative interpretation of a song (famous or obscure) after another. Expect Stones tunes, other classics and her own, including the 1991 Grammy winning “How Can I Ease the Pain” from her only solo album. (7 p.m. Sun.-Mon., Dakota, sold out.) Bream

What do the other hired guns in the Rolling Stones do on a night off on tour? They put together their own band and play a club gig. The unnamed group features backup vocalist Bernard Fowler, who has sung with the Stones since 1989 and also with Bootsy Collins and Philip Glass, and saxophonist Tim Ries, who did two jazz albums of Mick Jagger-Keith Richards songs under the moniker of the Rolling Stones Project. When the musicians booked the show, they indicated that they were still looking for a guitar player. Hmmm. Wonder where they can find one. (7 p.m. Tue., Dakota, $45.) Bream

Cage the Elephant is one of those bands people know well even if they don’t know it. The Kentucky quintet, fronted high-strung yet stoned-minded singer Matt Schultz, has been garnering steady radio play and TV placement since its 2008 hit “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked.” Stations still haven’t given a rest to the 2013 singles “Come a Little Closer” and “Cigarette Daydreams.” Rochester, N.Y., openers Joywave are best known for their collaboration single with Big Data, “Dangerous.” Nothing More also plays. (7 p.m. Wed., Myth, all ages, $32.) Riemenschneider

Eschewing the highly orchestrated sound of his other group, Will Butler — brother and bandmate of Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler — just dropped a solo album on Merge Records called “Policy,” full of raw, scruffy pop-punk of the Modern Lovers and Violent Femmes variety with some wacky-fun, Devo-like synth-rock for good measure. His live sets with a new band at South by Southwest were rather silly and sloppy, but he may have gotten past that. Or that may be the point. New York comedian Jo Firestone opens. (7:30 p.m. Wed., Cedar Cultural Center, all ages, $16.) Riemenschneider

It would be easy to dismiss Lindsey Stirling as the Yanni of the violin. But she’s so much more. Part New Age, part hip-hop, part EDM, part classical, part jazz and part modern dancer, she’s built an audience via “America’s Got Talent” and her YouTube channel, on which 14 of her videos each have more than 8 million views. Nerdy girls love her, so do gamers and so do Pentatonix, Josh Groban and Owl City, all of which have recorded with her. The 28-year-old social media phenom also delivers messages about suicide, bullying and other social issues. Karmin, the synth-pop duo, open. (8 p.m. Thu., Northrop, $32.50-$55.) Bream

 

HIP-HOP

One of the Twin Cities’ most resilient and reputable hip-hop acts once again takes its old-school flavor to its members’ old school, where the sextet was born: The sixth annual Heiruspecs Scholarship Fundraiser aims to put another $3,000 into the pockets of three students in the music program at St. Paul Central High School to further their music education. It’s a great cause but always a very fun party, too, with Heiruspecs’ guests this year including Orlando rapper E-Turn, local wordsmith MaLLy and trumpeter Solomon Pardham. Opening band the Byzantine Sextet features one of the shows’ past recipients, Edmund Catlin. (8 p.m. Fri., Bedlam Lowertown Theater, 213 E. 4th St., St. Paul, $10-$12.) Riemenschneider

 

COUNTRY

Back in the early ’00s, Joe Nichols emerged about the same time as Blake Shelton. Nichols had a handful of traditional-inclined hits including “Brokenheartsville” and “She Only Smokes When She Drinks.” He found his groove with the No. 1 “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off” in ’05 but his career has been up and down since. On “Crickets,” his 2013 album, he aims for the kind of material parlayed by superstars Shelton, Luke Bryan and Brad Paisley, but his singles, the sunny “Yeah” and the dreamy “Sunny and 75,” have only been modest hits — not career-changers. (9:30 p.m. Thu., Cabooze, $30-$35.) Bream

JAZZ

Dean Granros has been a pioneering Twin Cities improv guitar guru since the 1970s, before some of the reputable members of his new quartet, Tall Tales, were born. Fellow guitarist Zacc Harris, bassist Chris Bates and drummer Jay Epstein joined Granros last year for a one-off gig in Jazz Central’s Bridge Series, and it went so well they stuck with it and now have a self-titled album to promote from burgeoning jazz imprint Shifting Paradigm Records. (9:30 p.m. Mon., Icehouse, $12 cover includes a CD.) Riemenschneider

The popular, groove-heavy fusion jazz of Steve Smith and Vital Information has been tweaked by the band’s “NYC Edition,” which grafts members of Smith’s other ensembles, Jazz Legacy and the Buddy Rich tribute group Buddy’s Buddies. The changes add alto saxophonist Andy Fusco and swap in Mark Soskin for Tom Coster on keyboards, turning a quartet into a quintet. It’s a more sophisticated and traditional jazz outfit — Soskin is a longtime cohort of Sonny Rollins, whose “Oleo” is covered, along with Thelonious Monk’s “Bemsha Swing” and the Desmond/Brubeck tune “Take Five,” on the brand-new disc “Viewpoint.” But rest assured that Baron Browne’s boppin’ and poppin’ electric bass, Vinny Valentino’s fusion jazz guitar and compositions, and the jackhammered lyricism that had Smith voted Modern Drummer’s No. 1 fusion drummer in 2015, all remain prominent in the mix. (7 and 9 p.m. Wed., Dakota, $25-$35.) Britt Robson

 

CLASSICAL

Mozart’s “Gran Partita” is one of his greatest masterpieces, yet because of its unusual scoring — for 13 wind instruments — it doesn’t fit easily in concert programs. It’s given pride of place in four Twin Cities recitals this week by members of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. They’re led by the eminent Mozartian Christian Zacharias, who also plays piano in Schubert’s vernally tuneful “Trout Quintet,” the other work featured. (8 p.m. Fri., Wooddale Church, 6630 Shady Oak Road, Eden Prairie; 8 p.m. Sat., St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 900 Summit Av., St. Paul; 2 p.m. Sun., Ted Mann Concert Hall, 2128 4th St. S., Mpls.; $12-$42) Terry Blain

The poetry of Walt Whitman is widely known and appreciated, his activity as a nurse in the Civil War much less so. Writings from that period provide the texts for Minneapolis composer Craig Carnahan’s Ghost Camp, a new work for male chorus, narrator, piano, cello, clarinet and percussion. Minnesota choir the Singers give the world premiere this weekend in St. Paul and Wayzata. It’s the latest in a long line of first performances by the Singers, and a fitting way of marking the 150th year since Civil War hostilities ended. (7:30 p.m. Fri., Sundin Hall at Hamline University, 1531 Hewitt Av., St. Paul; 7:30 p.m. Sat., Wayzata Community Church, 125 Wayzata Blvd. E., Wayzata; $5-$33.) Blain

Time was when pianist André Watts gave 150 concerts a year. Nowadays he combines performing with teaching at Indiana University, so his appearances in public are rarer. Recently inducted into the Classical Music Hall of Fame, his concerts with the Minnesota Orchestra this week have a must-see air about them. Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 is the repertoire, a piece ideally suited to Watts’ combination of solid virtuosity and generous lyricism. Works by Sibelius (Third Symphony) and Nielsen (Pan and Syrinx), both specialties of conductor Osmo Vänskä, complete a compelling program. (8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Orchestra Hall, $29-$96.) Blain