Iffy: Ahead of the times in blending psychedelic electronic loops and dance beats into the rock aesthetic in the late-'90s, Iffy is finally making up for lost time. After regularly reuniting their flagship band Run Westy Run starting in 2013, brothers Kyle and Kraig Johnson brought back Iffy for its first show in 12 years this time last year, with original bassist/programmer Tom Merkl and drummer Peter Anderson. This year, they have new material to test, for the slightly overdue follow-up to the band's lone, infectious album "Biota Bondo," which came out in 2001. Opening band Dirty Frames is a promising, stormy unit made up of past members of Landing Gear, the Mood Swings and Askeleton. (9 p.m. Fri., Turf Club, St. Paul, $20-$25.) Chris Riemenschneider

King: You could think of it as a holiday homecoming or just a New Year's celebration of the arrival of King, one of the best new acts to emerge in 2016. That's the L.A. soul-music trio featuring Minnesota twins Amber and Paris Strother. On their breezy, atmospheric debut, "We Are King," they have crafted a gauzy, jazzy soulful sound with complex vocal harmonies and subtle rhythms and washes. But, with two lead singers, King is more intoxicating live. Think Sade squared, backed by Soul II Soul, with echoes of Earth, Wind & Fire, Janet Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Prince, but King sounds timeless and current. With Tiny Deaths, K.Raydio and DJ Willie Shu. (9 p.m. Sat. Fine Line, Mpls., $20-$50, eTix.com)

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BoDeans: This year, Milwaukee's own celebrated the 30th anniversary of their stand-out debut album, "Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams," with, among other things, BoDeans Original Ginger Brew from Sprecher Brewery. This fall, the Kurt Neumann-fronted band dropped a new single, "My Hometown," before the release next month of the BoDeans' 13th studio album, "Lucky Man." We're lucky to get them a night early for their annual Twin Cities year-end visit. (8 p.m. Fri. Pantages, $42.50-$52.50, ticketmaster.com)

New Standards: Don't expect a horn section, string quartet or any special guest singers. This isn't the New Standards' annual holiday show. This is the Twin Cities trio's annual Preener's Eve shows — that's pre-New Year's Eve. Chan Poling, John Munson and Steve Roehm, the silent weapon with his killer vibraphones, interpret well-known pop and rock songs in their own lounge-y style, which will make you completely rethink the songs. (7 & 9 p.m. Fri., the Dakota, Mpls., $30-$40, dakotacooks.com)

Snowta NYE: It's a little too cold out for a trippy camp-out festival, so some ambitious promoters have dreamt up what looks like a smaller, indoor answer to the popular Summer Set Music Fest, with a mix of EDM, jammy rock and hip-hop acts including Big Gigantic, Prof, Wacka Flocka Flame, Infected Mushroom, Tipper, Bobby Raps, DJ Abilities, Hippie Sabotage and many more. They're lighting up the convention center domes all psychedelic and promising more visual trickery, too. (6 p.m. Sat., Minneapolis Convention Center, $99-$160.)

Terence Blanchard: Even though he makes instrumental music, Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard likes to be topical. His 2007 album, "A Tale of God's Will," was about Hurricane Katrina; 2015's "Breathless" was sparked by Eric Garner's death at the hands of New York police. Now he's recording a project inspired by Black Lives Matter, going to three cities that saw shootings by police officers. Because of the Philando Castile incident in Falcon Heights, Blanchard will record with his new quintet, the E-Collective, live in front of an audience in the Twin Cities. (7 p.m. Mon.-Tue. Dakota Jazz Club, Mpls., $40-$50, dakotacooks.com)

Melissa Etheridge: The raspy-voiced powerhouse is well suited to the material on her new album, "Memphis Rock and Soul." But it's pretty much high-quality karaoke hearing her do faithful renditions of hits by Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, the Staple Singers and others. Those songs have been dominating the set lists on her current tour, which also features her own classics, including "Come to My Window." (7:30 p.m. Thu. Ordway, $22-$99, ordway.org)