Estelle, Dillinger Four, and more


Traditionally, the Dropkick Murphys have taken the stage to "The Foggy Dew" by the Chieftains—a song that features vocals by Sinead O'Connor and which gravely rolls along with churning drums and foreboding strings. Bursting at its seams with green, the song is a fitting introduction for a band that has, through six studio albums, become a symbol for Celtic pride in their hometown of Boston. Be it a punked-up rendition of "Johnny I Hardly Knew Ya" on the band's latest album, The Meanest of Times, or through any number of Celtics/Bruins/Red Sox odes, the Dropkick Murphys are as insistent on honoring their roots as they are their heroes and working-class values. And if you've been to a sporting event in the past two years, chances are you've heard rumblings of "I'm Shipping up to Boston," the band's anthem that was used as the theme for Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning The Departed. With H2O and Civet. All ages. 6 p.m. $28/$30 at the door. 3090 Southlawn Dr., Maplewood; 651.779.6984. —Chris DeLine

Po' Girl

Ginkgo Coffehouse

Breakout R&B soulstress Estelle
Breakout R&B soulstress Estelle

At their finest, the voices of Po' Girl frontwomen Allison Russell and Awna Teixeira twine around each other in lazy loops, as on "Til It's Gone," a tune that revels in the melancholy of inevitable endings in a tone that borders on prayer. No doubt their charm will take an intimate turn in the cozy confines of Ginkgo as they weave the disparate influences of that over-vague genre, Americana, so smoothly that at times it can be difficult to separate country from ragtime and gospel from barbershop. The result is a sound that's both rural and urban, vaguely Southern, and conjures images of long dirt roads, smoky pool halls, and street-corner busking. With JT and the Clouds. All ages. $10. 7:30 p.m. 721 Snelling Ave. N, St. Paul; 651.645.2647. —Ward Rubrecht


Fleetwood Mac

Xcel Energy Center

What do soon-to-be Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and deposed rock goddess Courtney Love have in common? A deep, abiding love for iconic, embattled Fleetwood Mac, a rock institution whose various hits—"Gypsy," "Don't Stop," "Go Your Own Way," and so on—seem to represent, given hindsight, '60s countercultural adventurers' bittersweet attempts to forego partying hard and catting about in favor of straight-world monogamy. The surface placidity of the band's fundamentally Californian aesthetic—tread-milling rhythms often powered by cowbells, ever-present winding bougainvillea guitars, husky, mouthwatering vocals courtesy of Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie—is at odds with all the behind-the-scenes turmoil that's fueled so many biographies. Now they're back to soft-hump the town, minus Christine, and give your parents a reason to elbow you away from the computer en route to reserving seats on Ticketmaster. All Ages. $49.50-$149.50. 7:30 p.m. 175 W Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul; 651.726.8240. —Ray Cummings

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