San Fermin

8:30 p.m. • Triple Rock • 18-plus • $15

San Fermin is a hard band to peg, even beyond its eclectic, classically tinged rock. The band’s mastermind, Ellis Ludwig-Leone, is a composer and multi-instrumentalist but never the singer. Instead, vocal duties are handled by Allen Tate, who could easily pass for the National’s Matt Berninger, as well as siren Charlene Kaye and (on record only) the ladies of Lucius. Their grandiose, uncategorizable new album, “Jackrabbit,” echoes the likes of Magnetic Fields and St. Vincent. Natalie Prass opens. Chris Riemenschneider



7:30 p.m. • Xcel Energy Center • $48.50-$128.50

Three years ago, Rush, Canada’s contribution to prog rock (and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), came to the Twin Cities to celebrate its new album, “Clockwork Angels.” It was three hours of deep album tracks, the new album and just two hits at the end, “Tom Sawyer” and “The Spirit of the Radio.” Now, without a new album, Rush is doing a 40th anniversary tour that doubles as a farewell tour for tendinitis-suffering drummer Neil Peart. That doesn’t mean the trio is breaking up; it just means Peart can’t handle the rigors of touring. Jon Bream


Hiatus Kaiyote

8:30 p.m. • Fine Line • 18-plus • $15-$30

Bands whose music is best listened to with headphones tend to put on the most captivating live shows. On their behemoth of a second album, “Choose Your Weapon,” this Grammy-nominated Australian R&B quartet offers myriad blissful twists, turns and nuances. Lead singer/songwriter and guitarist Nai Palm’s smooth vocals soar over layers and layers of instrumentation and musicality, but a warm acoustic feel still characterizes Hiatus Kaiyote’s refreshing brand of electro-soul. Soul group Hawthorne Headhunters opens. Alex Nelson