Triple Rock Social Club, Saturday 7.21

Danger Mouse superfans still holding their breath for a third Gnarls Barkley album — allegedly one's coming out later this year — would do well to exhale and breathe in the similarly skilled sounds of neo-soul duo Electric Guest. The group's Danger Mouse-produced debut, Mondo, is a sublimely strange mélange of Outkast-copping R&B (handclap-happy first single "This Head I Hold") and stoned acoustic reveries boasting surprisingly lithe bottom ends ("American Daydream"). Originally conceived as a studio-only project, the band has since morphed into a live entity featuring two additional players and strikes an impressive balance between live instrumentation and skillful sampling in concert. With BNLX and Crisis Line. 18+, $10, 8 p.m., 629 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.333.7399. —Rob Van Alstyne

Jeremy Messersmith / Night Moves / Greycoats

First Avenue, Saturday 7.21

There's something in the air when Spoek Mathambo comes to town
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There's something in the air when Spoek Mathambo comes to town

A stellar trio of local acts are poised to take over the Mainroom at First Avenue, as arty area songwriter Jeremy Messersmith, burgeoning psych-pop outfit Night Moves, and the melodic dream-pop of Greycoats form a stirring triple-bill. Messersmith is still riding the waves of adulation that followed the release of 2010's The Reluctant Graveyard, and his live show has only grown more impassioned and intoxicating over the years, no matter how he tinkers or tweaks arrangements. Night Moves have just put the finishing touches on their long-awaited debut for Domino Records, and this show should serve to highlight their absorbing songs while building on their local fan base, while Greycoats will complement the others with an opening set sure to feature songs from their excellent new EP, Helicline. 18+, $10-$12, 6 p.m. 701 First Ave. N., Minneapolis; 612.332.1775. —erik Thompson

Smokers Club Tour featuring Juicy J

First Avenue, Sunday 7.22

A large contingent of brash rap stars are set to descend on First Avenue for the second edition of the Smokers Club Tour, headlined this time around by Three 6 Mafia member Juicy J. This current installment of the massive hip-hop tour is called One Hazy Summer, and also features the talents of Harlem MC Smoke DZA, Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$, Fat Trel, Paypa, Cashius Green with Pheo, Short Stop, Corner Boy P, and Shiest Bubz, along with DJ Lee Bannon providing beats throughout the festivities. This show should give local hip-hop fans a true taste of the style and flow of modern rap music from across the States, and should give these young guns a chance to make their own distinct mark on the scene. 18+, $18-$20, 7 p.m. 701 First Ave. N., Minneapolis; 612.332.1775. — Erik Thompson

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