Wale

8 p.m. • Varsity Theater • 18-plus • $25-$39.50

Wale's latest high-profile pairing isn't with previous musical partners such as Miguel and Rick Ross, with whom he made the singles "Lotus Flower Bomb" and "Bags of Money," respectively, but rather with comedian Jerry Seinfeld, with whom he shares the new cover of Complex magazine. The union makes sense when you realize that the Washington, D.C., area rapper's upcoming release is titled "The Album About Nothing." He's on tour to hype it before its March 10 release. California duo Audio Push, Miami rapper Bizzy Crook and local fave Greg Grease open. Chris Riemenschneider

Billy Idol

7 p.m. • Turf Club • sold out

Idol reared his spiky blond hair and unerasable snarl last year with an autobiography, "Dancing With Myself," and a new album, "Kings and Queens of the Underground." The book recounts the 1980s MTV hero's indulgences in sex, drugs and bratty behavior (he had a brief fling with Prince's old pal Vanity). The album, produced by Yes man Trevor Horn, reflects the swagger, hooks and bombast of vintage Idol, though there's nothing as potent as "White Wedding," "Rebel Yell" or "Dancing With Myself." On tour, Idol will be joined by longtime guitarist Steve Stevens for an acoustic set. Mary Lucia will emcee this Current 10th anniversary gig with Little Man and Tropical Depression opening. Jon Bream