Black Label Society: After returning to Ozzy Osbourne's side last year, guitar monster Zakk Wylde is back out with his own veteran band touting their "Grimmest Hits" anthology. Corrosion of Conformity and Red Fang open. (7:30 p.m. Fri., Myth, $35.)

Kid Dakota: Harking back to the dark healing period behind his 2002 debut "So Pretty," Darren Jackson's first Kid Dakota album in six years follows a bike accident that nearly sidelined the former Hopefuls member permanently. Then producer/friend John Kuker died just as they started working on the record. Titled "Denervation," the album was finished with a wide range of local all-stars, including Martin Dosh and Alan Sparhawk, but maintains a harrowing personal vibe and convalesced theme through its riveting fits of guitar noise and melodic elegance. Low frontman Sparhawk opens the release party with a solo set. (11 p.m. Sat., Icehouse, 2644 Nicollet Av. S., Mpls., $12,

Camille Baudoin & the Butanes: One of New Orleans' most reputable rockers of Radiators fame, Baudoin joins the NOLA-rooted Twin Cities blues and R&B greats for a Mardi Gras party also featuring the Scottie Miller Band and the Brass Messengers. (8 p.m. Sat., Hook & Ladder Theater, $12-$15.)

J.D. Souther: He'll tell stories about the heyday of Southern Cal rock, about writing songs with the Eagles ("Best of My Love," "New Kid in Town," "Heartache Tonight") and for Linda Ronstadt ("Faithless Love"), Don Henley ("Heart of the Matter") and others. He'll talk about his own recording career (biggest hit: "You're Only Lonely" in 1979) and his recent acting stint on "Nashville." That's a lot of well known songs to sing and talk about. (8 p.m. Sat. Hopkins Center for the Arts, $39.)

The Cedar Commissions: Musicians premiere new works commissioned through Jerome Foundation grants, starting with neo-classical act City Counselor, murder ballads singer Julia Hobart and Hmong pop artist Shawn Mouacheupao on Friday and then Ojibwe singer/poet Leah Lemm, blues experimentalist Julian Manzara and electronic storyteller Ashantiva on Saturday. (7:30 p.m. Fri. & Sat., Cedar Cultural Center, $10 or $15/two-day.)

Har Mar Superstar: In what might be the ultimate kiss-off to his underwear-clad showman past, indie-rocker-turned-soul-man Sean Tillmann and his band are dressing themselves up for a tribute to Sam Cooke timed to Valentine's Day. The singer better known as Har Mar Superstar has long carried on a not-so-secret love affair with the "Cupid" and "Send Me" hit man, and he wrote his 2013 hit "Lady, You Shot Me" about Cooke's tragic demise. (6 and 9:30 p.m. Sat. & Wed., the Dakota, $30-$35, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., $120 meal plan, sold out Sat.,

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: San Francisco's cult-loved masters of fuzzed-out scuzz-rock are a First Ave fixture that have been way more consistent there than their forbearers the Jesus & Mary Chain. They aren't reinventing the wheel but definitely keep it spinning on their new record, "Wrong Creatures." (8 p.m. Sun., First Ave, $25.)

Robert Robinson: Minnesota's greatest gospel singer will salute one of the genre's all-time greats, Mahalia Jackson. He's been singing since he was 6. He has led church choirs, toured with Lorie Line, recorded gospel and soul albums, taught master classes and presented his own Christmas shows. This time he will pay tribute to one of his inspirations Mahalia, known for her signature "Take My Hand, Precious Lord," "His Eye Is on the Sparrow" and other songs that Robinson grew up with. (7 p.m. Sun. Dakota Jazz Club, Mpls., $30$35,

Sonny Landreth: Long-established as a star in his own right after stints in John Hiatt's and Clifton Chenier's bands, the Lafayette, La., bandleader is one part guitar hero and one part swamp-rock innovator. (7:30 p.m. Sun, Cedar Cultural Center, $35-$40.)

Thurston Moore: The former Sonic Youth singer/guitarist is laying off the noise but still keeping it weird on a solo-acoustic tour accompanied by an atmospheric film projector previously featured at Yoko Ono shows. (8 p.m. Tue., Ballentine Uptown VFW, Mpls., $16-$20,

The Steeles: Siblings for all seasons, they dazzled during a yule show of mostly original tunes. Now Cupid is infecting their repertoire for two special nights of Steele in Love. The 7 p.m. dinner show is around the piano in the Dunsmore Room. For the 8:30 p.m. concert, the Steeles bring their band in the Crooner's lounge. (7 & 8:30 p.m. Wed.-Thu. Crooners, Fridley, $70-$135,

Manhattan Transfer and Take 6: This is a match made in vocal-jazz heaven. Manhattan Transfer, the long-lived coed quartet from New York specializing in vocalese, will team up with Take 6, the wondrous all-male a cappella group from Alabama. The ensembles, each of which has won eight Grammys, will do nearly a dozen songs together as well as their own sets. These groups are special are on their own — and they should be extraordinary together. (7:30 p.m. Thu. Ordway, St. Paul, $48,