The Vaselines

7:30 p.m. • Cedar Cultural Center • $18-$20

The Vaselines were just a blip on the underground-music radar in the late ’80s, but one of their biggest fans was Kurt Cobain, who covered “Molly’s Lips” with Nirvana and talked them up enough to earn the Scottish band a new following. Co-leaders Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee reunited in 2008 around Sub Pop Records’ 20th-anniversary festival, and it went so well they’re still at it. They just put out only their third album, “V Is for Vaselines,” offering a fun blast of Ramones-inspired pop-punk. Chris Riemenschneider


David Berkman

8 p.m. • Target Atrium at Orchestra Hall • $25

A terrific pianist, composer and globe-trotting bandleader, Berkman has been a mainstay of the New York jazz landscape since 1985. He’s released five albums since 2011, including a solo piano set, a live album, a disc of duets with Scottish saxophonist Laura Macdonald and two sessions with the New York Standards Quartet, with yet another due in April, “Old Friends and New Friends.” Tonight he work with three of Minnesota’s finest jazz players, bassist Anthony Cox, saxophonist Brandon Wozniak and drummer J.T. Bates. Tom Surowicz