Diet Cig: At least one of this weekend’s touring rock shows has zero to do with the Super Bowl. This playful Brooklyn duo is sneaking into town touting last year’s SXSW-buoyed, college-radio-adored debut “Swear I’m Good at This.” Singer/guitarist Alex Luciano sounds like a cross between Björk and Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino while singing about how hard it is to be punk-rock in a skirt. She and drummer Noah Bowman kick up an impressive amount of catchy noise together. (8 p.m. Sat., the Whole at Coffman Union, University of Minnesota, 300 Washington Av. SE., Mpls., $5-$10,

Bob Marley Remembered: This birthday tribute to the late great Rastafarian reggae music legend hasn’t changed a whole lot over its 28-year run, and that sameness and reliably laid-back vibe could be a welcome respite from all the madness elsewhere around Minneapolis this weekend. The shows are anchored by Jamaica expat Lynval Jackson and his International Reggae All-Stars, and they will also feature appearances by fellow local vet and Tanzania native Innocent. (9:30 p.m. Fri. & Sat., Cabooze, 917 Cedar Av. S., Mpls., $18-$25,

New Power Generation: Prince’s old sidemen were downright funky frenzying their fingers and butts off on Nicollet Mall on Wednesday night. Just think how drummer Kirk Johnson, keyboardist Morris Hayes, guitarist Levi Seacer, rapper Tony Mosley and guest singers André Cymone and Kip Blackshire will fare inside. (7 & 9:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Dakota, $60-$80)

Pink: Don’t know if they’ll go with a full-on production with the pop star doing her aerial act derring-do in this medium-sized remodeled venue. But she was such a knockout at the Grammy Awards Sunday singing ““Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken” accompanied by only a pianist. So who needs all the bells and whistles? She’s arguably the best live female pop singer at the moment. (9 p.m. Fri. Minneapolis Armory, $275.)

Questlove: The Roots drummer/leader and pride of Philly will honor his favorite Minnesotan, Prince, by spinning two hours of Purple music. DJ Questlove knows all the hits, hot jams and obscure gems. (11:59 p.m. Fri.- 2 a.m. Sat. Dakota, $175,

Dave Matthews Band: Never would have associated DMB with the NFL. But both offer events that seem to stretch on too long. And they both have halftimes. Difference is that DMB fans will always leave happy after hearing “Ants Marching,” “Jimi Thing” and other favorite jams. (7:30 p.m. Sat. Xcel Energy Center, tickets start at $65.)

Mary Lambert: After coming to light as the singer in Macklemore’s 2014 gay-rights anthem “Same Love,” this buoyant Seattle singer has also stepped out for abuse victims and spoken up on body-image issues. All of which somewhat belies just how fun her music is, too. She piles on the infectious pop hooks and soulful vocals on her strong, new, self-released EP, “Bold,” featuring a couple co-writes with Beyoncé collaborator Toby Gad and some other songs worthy of anthem status. (8 p.m. Tue., Turf Club, 1601 University Av. W., Mpls., $16,

ZZ Ward: After impressive showings early on at the Basilica Block Party, this powerfully voiced Los Angeles singer/songwriter has maintained a strong Twin Cities following that should be well plugged into the bluesier sounds heard on her latest album, “The Storm.” (8 p.m. Thu., First Avenue, $30.)

Koo Koo Kanga Roo: The insatiable, family-friendly Twin Cities dance-party duo is putting on a special Super Bowl party for kids and adults who couldn’t care less about the game. (5:30 p.m. Sun., Amsterdam Bar & Hall, all ages, $15.)

Kimbra: The New Zealand vocalist rose to fame in 2012 as the featured singer on Gotye’s worldwide, Grammy-winning smash “Somebody That I Used to Know.” Now the versatile vocalist is about to drop her third solo album, “Primal Heart,” produced by Skrillex and John Congleton (St. Vincent, Lana Del Rey). Actually, the disc was due in January but has been delayed until April. Her second CD was overstuffed with collaborators like Muse’s Matt Bellamy and Silverchair’s Daniel Johns. (7:30 p.m. Mon. Cedar Cultural Center, $25,

Rachael Yamagata: A promising singer-songwriter when she emerged in 2004, she has become a well-connected careerist. She’s been heard on CDs by Ryan Adams, Bright Eyes and the Muppets, among others. She has contributed songs to movies and TV shows including “30 Rock” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” Her fourth and latest album, 2016’s “Tightrope Walker,” features storytelling from the dramatic to cinematic. Her new video for “Let Me Be Your Girl” features Allison Janey. Well connected, indeed. (8 p.m. Wed. Icehouse, Mpls, $25-$30,