Trombone Shorty: There’s no need for seats when this rock star of the New Orleans jazz/funk/soul scene comes to town, which makes the Palace’s open general-admission floor the perfect fit for him. Troy “Shorty” Andrews and his band Orleans Avenue are touting a new slower-grooving, R&B-heavy album, “Parking Lot Symphony” (Blue Note Records), which includes their hit remake of Allen Toussaint’s “Here Come the Girls.” For extra funk-and-grind support, they have locally beloved California soul-rock band Vintage Trouble as opening act. (8 p.m. Fri., Palace Theatre, 17 W. 7th Place, $37-$42,

Deer Tick: The Replacements-loving Rhode Island band should offer the rowdiest rock show the Cedar has seen in quite a while, especially with not one but two great new self-titled albums, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, one a mostly acoustic set and the other ... well, you know. (8 p.m. Fri., Cedar Cultural Center, sold out.)

Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound: Milwaukee’s rhythm master brings his Louisiana-loving, eternally funky group for a visit. Wear your dancing shoes. Jon Rodine opens.(8 p.m. Fri. Hook and Ladder, $12-$15.)

George Benson and Kenny G: These veterans turned smooth jazz into big business, the gifted guitarist with “This Masquerade,” “On Broadway” and “Give Me the Night” and the curly-haired soprano saxophonist with “Breathless,” the biggest selling instrumental album of all time, and all those holiday CDs. (8 p.m. Sat., Treasure Island Casino, Red Wing. $61. 1-800-222-7077.)

Pvris: Since their local coming-out opening for Fall Out Boy in 2016, this high-energy Lowell, Mass., dance-punk group landed the Top 40 hit “You and I” and earned their own teen-centric following under the intense but charismatic leadership of frontwoman Lynn Gunn. (7:30 p.m. Sat., Skyway Theatre, Mpls., all ages, $25.)

Dead Boys: Forty years since their debut album kicked off with the classic barnstormer “Sonic Reducer” — now a Pearl Jam live staple, also covered by Guns N’ Roses and sampled by the Beastie Boys — Cleveland’s pioneering punk-rockers the Dead Boys are on a reunion/anniversary tour. Singer Stiv Bators died in 1990, leaving guitarist Cheetah Chrome and drummer Johnny Blitz to carry on the mayhem with a new crew that earned strong marks at SXSW. It’s a good chance to enjoy Minneapolis’ great punk hangout before it closes, too. (9 p.m. Sun., Triple Rock, 629 Cedar Av. S., Mpls. $13-$15,

Fall Out Boy: Like emojis and hoodies, F.O.B. seems to have found a permanent spot in the lives of modern American teens, even as its members enter middle age and their band itself turns 16. The Chicago area pop-punkers delayed the release of their latest album, “Mania,” until January but are going ahead with their fall tour, including a newly announced appearance at the KDWB Jingle Ball on Dec. 4. You’ll only get the full shebang at this show, though, plus opening sets by hip-hop producer/rapper Blackbear and Will Smith’s and Jada Pinkett-Smith’s rapping son Jaden Smith. (7 p.m. Sun., Xcel Energy Center, $28-$105,

Irma Thomas, Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet and Blind Boys of Alabama: Now that he’s booking concerts at the Guthrie, Dakota Jazz Club proprietor Lowell Pickett is assembling some special shows. This tribute to New Orleans stars 1960s Crescent City soul queen Thomas (“It’s Raining,” “Ruler of My Heart,” “You Can Have My Husband but Don’t Mess with My Man”). Throw in the mighty Blind Boys of Alabama, who in 2005 recorded the Grammy-winning “Down in New Orleans,” and you’ve got a remarkable evening of old-school soul, jazz and gospel. (7:30 p.m. Mon., Guthrie, $35-$65)

Niyaz: This Montreal-based group features mesmerizing singer Azam Ali and multi-instrumentalist Loga Ramin Torkian, both natives of Iran who blended Persian Gulf poetry and folklore with modern world beats mixed by Björk cohort Damian Taylor on their new album, “The Fourth Light.” Their live show takes it a step further with an innovative multimedia show that promises to be a truly one-of-a-kind performance. (8 p.m. Mon., Fitzgerald Theatre, $30.)

Girlpool: Los Angeles punk strummers Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad came a long way from their ultra-lo-fi debut to sophomore album, “Powerplant,” adding a rhythm section and layered harmonies to become on of the most acclaimed indie-rock albums of the year. (8 p.m. Mon., Triple Rock, $20.)

Tori Amos: The artful and intense piano star has become outspoken once again on “Native Invader,” her 15th album, which was released this fall. She raises her voice about politics (“those pimps in Washington...selling the rape of America”), her marriage and her mom, who had a stroke and lost her ability to speak. This powerful stuff makes Amos a perfect fit for the Women of Substance Series at St. Catherine University. (7:30 p.m. Tue. the O’Shaughnessy, St. Paul, $42-$67.)

Bob Dylan: In his first home-state appearance since his three-night Orpheum engagement in 2014, the Nobel Prize winner will interpret some standards from his three recent volumes of the Great American Songbook, dust off some of his own classics and offer a taste of “Tempest,” his most recent collection of original material, from 2012. Opening act Mavis Staples, Dylan’s former flame, has her own classics to do including “I’ll Take You There” as well as new material written and produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy. (7:30 p.m. Wed. Xcel Energy Center, $52.50-$129.50.)

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile: The two charmingly quirky, hazily rocking songwriters and Rock the Garden alumni teamed up on a whim to make a record together, “Lotta Sea Lice,” and despite the title it turned out beautifully. They kicked off a joint tour this week with a rotating cast of musicians that includes Sleater-Kinney drummer Janet Weiss. (7:30 p.m. Wed., Palace Theatre, sold out.)

Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Dave Alvin: Two cult-loved pioneers in the Americana music world, Gilmore and Alvin have been friends for 30 years but never played together. The former is a mystical singer, the other a mighty guitarist, and both are stellar songwriters. Now the Texas country-folk hero of Flatlanders fame and the California roots-rocker of Blasters notoriety are swapping stories and songs. Should be a hoot. (8 p.m. Sat., Cedar Cultural Center, Mpls. $30-$37,

Shawn Colvin: She’s celebrating the 20th anniversary of her fourth album, “A Few Small Repairs,” the “divorce album” that featured her Grammy-winning signature song “Sunny Came Home.” Opening are Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, the husband-and-wife Americana duo who just dropped another fine release on St. Paul’s Red House Records, “Contraband Love.” (7:30 p.m. Thu., Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul. $51. 651-290-1221.)