Regina Spektor: It's been broken in by hip-hop, country, indie-rock bands, and now it's time to see how the Palace fares for a more intimate and elegant singer/songwriter show. The Russian-born, New York-based, classically tinged craftswoman's new album, "Remember Us to Life," is hardly a hushed and quiet affair, though, full of bouncy piano pop such as the whimsically wise single "Older and Taller" and the electro-ditty "Bleeding Heart." (7:30 p.m. Sun., Palace Theatre, St. Paul, $51,

Experience Hendrix: The 11th edition of this tribute to the music of Jimi Hendrix features a deep lineup of guitarists including Buddy Guy, Cesar Rosas and David Hidalgo from Los Lobos, Brad Whitford from Aerosmith, Zakk Wylde, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Dweezil Zappa, Keb Mo, Doyle Bramhall II, Ana Popovic, the Slide Brothers and Mato Nanji from Indigenous. Throw in vocalist Beth Hart, Double Trouble drummer Chris Layton and Hendrix's bassist Billy Cox and you will be experienced. (8 p.m. Sun. Mystic Lake, Prior Lake, $59-$69,

Galactic: One of New Orleans' best-known funk acts of all time has evolved and messed around a lot over 20 years, incorporating everything from Brazilian to hard-rock influences, but it has never lost its groove in concert. (9 p.m. Fri., First Avenue, $26-$28.)

Tech N9ne: Kansas City's impressively entrenched, peculiarly minded indie-rap hero goes all over the map on his new album, "The Storm," featuring guest appearances by everyone from Boyz II Men to the singer from Korn. He's debuting a new live act on this tour in which he embodies different characters. (7 p.m. Fri., Myth, sold out.)

Daya: The teenage alt-pop thrush won a Grammy for best dance recording for being featured on the Chainsmokers' "Don't Let Me Down." She's also finding success with her own recordings, including "Hide Away" and "Sit Still, Look Pretty," which have received lots of airplay in the Twin Cities. (7:30 p.m. Fri. Fine Line, sold out)

Al Stewart: The British folk-pop veteran plays his 1976 album "Year of the Cat" in its entirety — plus other songs from his long career. (7 p.m. Fri.-Sat Dakota, $45-$65.)

Gao Hong: This is the 45th year that she has been playing the pipa. She brought the stringed, lutelike instrument with her when she emigrated from Beijing to Minnesota 23 years ago. A teacher at Carleton College, she will premiere the multimedia "Chin­glish," which addresses such questions as what happens when you confuse "Mountain Dew" with "mildew." Her other pieces include "Mother-in-Law Fighting With Daughter-in-Law." (7:30 p.m. Fri. the O'Shaughnessy, St. Catherine University, St. Paul. $12-$18,

Flamin' Oh's: Robert Wilkinson's revamped Minneapolis new-wave crew sounds just as vital now as it did back in the 1970s and '80s with "I Remember Romance" and other local favorites. (9 p.m. Sat. Famous Dave's Uptown, $10)

George Thorogood: The modern-day king of boogie-blues guitar is going to crank it up to 11 for all those 1980s classic-rock staples like "Bad to the Bone" and "Move It On Over." (7 p.m. Sun. State, $54.50- $64.50.)

David Sanborn: He's a saxophonist for all seasons. And most styles. The veteran has played with everyone from James Brown and David Bowie to Gil Evans and Joey DeFrancesco. (7 & 9 p.m. Mon.-Tue. Dakota, $40-$70)

Bon Jovi: With Phil X and Hugh McDonald as new official members of Bon Jovi, the New Jersey boys' 2016 album "This House Is Not For Sale" sounds like more of the same. Of course, some of it could pass for country these days, especially "Scars on This Guitar" and "God Bless This Mess" (the refrain continues: "this mess is mine"). The enduringly energetic classic-rock prince Jon Bon Jovi has already proven that he's knows his way around Nashville. Minneapolis' Step Rockets won a contest to open the show. ( 7:30 p.m. Mon. Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, $27-$590,

Cameron Avery: The drummer for Tame Impala has cut loose with a dark and dramatic solo album for Anti- Records that sounds more like fellow Aussie Nick Cave than it does his other band. (8 p.m. Tue., 7th Street Entry, $12-$14.)

Rickie Lee Jones/Madeleine Peyroux: It's a pretty hip pairing of kindred souls from different generations. Grammy-winning vet Jones has her own style of beat-poetry, with some New Orleans flavoring on her latest album, "The Other Side of Desire," to go along with such 1970s crowd-pleasers as "Chuck E's in Love." Peyroux's alluringly intimate new disc, "Secular Hymns," finds her covering Tom Waits, Sister Rosetta Tharp, Stephen Foster and others in a church in England. (7:30 p.m. Tue. Ames Center, Burnsville, $53.50-$83.50,

Loudon Wainwright III: He's fathered three noteworthy music makers — Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche — and countless praiseworthy songs of humorous, serious and topical nature. (7 p.m. Wed. Dakota, $35-$40.)

Son Volt: Twenty-two years and many lineup changes since his post-Uncle Tupelo band played its first show next door in 7th Street Entry, Jay Farrar returns to the corner of 7th and 1st touting a return-to-form album, "Notes of Blue." The title refers to old-school acoustic blues guitar tunings used on it, but mostly it sounds like classic Son Volt, with twangy anthems, wonderfully blue ballads and crackling barroom rockers. Opener Anders Parker is the veteran picker who collaborated with Farrar on the Gob Iron and "New Multitudes" albums. (8 p.m. Wed., First Avenue, Mpls., $20,

Agnes Obel: Classically rooted Danish singer/songwriter earned Joanna Newsom comparisons and eschewed the loud chaos in her elegant sets at SXSW last week, supporting the poetic new concept album "Citizen of Glass." (8 p.m. Wed., Cedar Cultural Center, $20.)

Big Sean: The Detroit rapper who performed bare-chested at a chilly Soundset two years ago is baring his soul more and getting serious on his fourth album, "I Decided." Aside from the ridiculously infectious if lyrically ridiculous single "Moves," the record is not as fun as the Kanye protege's breakout 2015 album, "Dark Sky Paradise," but it reiterates he has mad microphone skills. Shirt or no shirt. Openers are MadeinTYO of "Uber Everywhere" notoriety, Neisha Neshae and DJ Mo Beatz. (8 p.m. Thu., Myth, 3090 Southlawn Dr., Maplewood, $46,