The Current's birthday parties: A couple reliable veteran headliners top off strong rosters of newish buzz bands for each night of 89.3 the Current's 14th birthday blowout. Early-era First Ave darlings the Suburbs continue their late-career revival at the venue on Friday with burgeoning pop/rockers Bad Bad Hats, Nashville tunesmith Rayland Baxter and blasting punk trio Scrunchies. Orchestral soul-searchers Cloud Cult make a long-overdue return to the club and have new material to preview Saturday, when newly signed Vanguard Records strummer J.S. Ondara also performs with Greg Norton's reverberating power trio Porcupine and blues-rocker Annie Mack. (8 p.m. Fri. & Sat., First Avenue, 701 1st Av. N., Mpls., $22 Fri., sold out Sat.,

Rebirth Brass Band: Fresh off playing the half-time show at last weekend's New Orleans Saints playoff game, the funky second-line horn ensemble is making another trip up river to squeeze in a two-night stand at its regular Minneapolis spot between its legendary hometown gigs at the Maple Leaf Bar every Tuesday. This one includes a special Sunday gospel brunch that sold out fast. Sousaphonist/bandleader Phil Frazer and his Grammy-winning troupe marked their 35th anniversary in 2018 and don't seem to be slowing one bit. (7 and 9:30 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sun., the Dakota, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., $25-$45,

Tina Schlieske: After she stole the show at the New Standards' all-star holiday shows last month with her knockout, gender-flipping reading of James Brown's "It's Man's Man's Man's World," the veteran Twin Cities rocker has found new fans who should welcome her lounge act, as she interprets songs associated with Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Brown and others. (7 & 9:30 p.m. Fri. Dakota, $20-$40)

Brett Young: The California-bred 6 foot 6 former baseball pitcher — the Twins had interest in him out of high school, but couldn't agree to terms so they never drafted him — was a hit in Nashville with his self-titled debut, featuring "Mercy" and "Sleep without You." He just dropped his second album, "Ticket to L.A.," a polished pop effort that could be his ticket to extended country stardom. (8 p.m. Fri. Treasure Island Casino, sold out)

Silverstein: The Canadian screamo band hit the road early in 2019 to mark the 15th anniversary of its debut album, "When Broken Is Easily Fixed." Fellow Warped Tour vets Hawthorne Heights and When Cities Burn open. (5:30 p.m. Sat., Varsity Theater, all ages, $22.)

Dwight Yoakam: Back in the '80s, Yoakam, Steve Earle, k.d. lang and Lyle Lovett were touted as an exciting new crop in country music. All have enjoyed stand-out careers but only Yoakam would be classified as country these days. He's still a thousand miles from today's Nashville, but he's in his captivating Bakersfield-meets-the-Beatles groove as witnessed on his two killer albums this decade as well as the 2016's commendable Appalachian-flavored "Swimmin' Pools, Movie Stars" that featured a bluegrass reading of Prince's "Purple Rain." Always a thrilling live performer with his twisting legs and top-notch band, Yoakam will be making his first Twin Cities appearance in four years. (8 p.m. Sat. Mystic Lake, $39-$89,

Cash Only XIX: The Cabooze's run of all-star winter tribute shows continues with the annual homage to Johnny Cash, which dates back to a few years before his passing and always includes a sweet ode from his local pal Sherwin Linton. Other players this year include Trailer Trash, Javier Trejo, Silent Treatment and JT & the Gunslingers. (8 p.m. Sat., Cabooze, $15.)

Kristin Chenoweth: She's a star of Broadway ("Wicked," "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"), TV ("West Wing," "Pushing Daisies," "Glee") and film ("Bewitched," "Pink Panther"). And she has released a half-dozen albums, including 2016's "The Art of Elegance," a collection of standards. When she's backed by the Minnesota Orchestra, expect a wildly eclectic evening of song and shtick. (8 p.m. Sat. Orchestra Hall, sold out)

Tuomo & Markus: After charming fans opening for the Jayhawks at First Ave last month, the harmonious, Beatles-y Finnish roots music duo is back for a headlining set touting their debut album "Dead Circles," which includes collaborations with Gary Louris and members of Wilco and Calexico. Their tunes should sound extra sweet and warm in this room. (8 p.m. Fri., Cedar Cultural Center, $15-$18.)

Fred Steele and Nachito Herrera: Steele has been stepping out of his sibling ensemble, the Steeles, of late. He did his own solo holiday show in December, and last year he offered Baritone 101, a revue featuring songs made famous by deep-voiced singers. This time Steele will celebrate Martin Luther King Day with the help of pianist Herrera, who has become a Twin Cities institution since arriving here 18 years ago. The Cuban American is a percussive powerhouse, seamlessly mixing classical, jazz and Latin elements into his own distinctive sound. (7 p.m. Mon. Dakota, Mpls., $25-$30,

Kongos: The four sons of South African '70s psychedelic rocker John Kongos ("He's Gonna Step on You Again") have been making a name for themselves with their own namesake rock band in recent years. Their gypsy-flavored 2014 single "Come With Me Now" has been used for WWE and other hard-hitting TV placement, and now they're out hyping their fourth album "1929." (8 p.m. Mon., Fine Line, $20-$25.)

Andrew Broder's Residency at the End of the World: Week 3 of the local music experimenter's thematic January charity series includes a particularly eclectic mix with Hymie's Basement, which is Broder's duo with Yoni Wolf of Why?, plus another Broder pairing featuring Bad Plus drummer Dave King. Also on the bill are Lady Midnight, DJ and Margaret, with Maggie Morrison of Lookbook. (7:30 p.m. Wed., Turf Club, $10-$12.)

Tim Sparks and James Buckley: The song list looks familiar but what Minnesota finger-picking guitar ace Sparks does with tunes by the Beatles, Merle Haggard, Al Green and others on "Jukebox Dreamin'" will delightfully surprise you. With his vast vocabulary from blues to world music, Sparks takes sophisticated, jazzy, Segovian and chicken pickin' detours, with instinctive support from upright bassist Buckley, who has played with a cast of luminaries from Lizzo to Bon Iver. (7 p.m. Thu. Icehouse, Mpls., $10-$12)

Sweet Honey in the Rock: The well-traveled a cappella group still has two original members from 1973 — Louise Robinson and Carol Lynn Maillard — to guide them through their uplifting catalog of spirituals, gospel and socially conscious music. (7 p.m. Thu. Dakota, $50-$70 )