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Thee Oh Sees / Ty Segall

Turf Club, Sunday 9.30

Tattooed, bowl-cut brandishing rebel John Dwyer is an instigator. His psychedelic garage rock troupe Thee Oh Sees do things in concert that aren't flashy, but their intensity still gets the intended response. By mixing sing-alongs like "I Was Denied" and jangle-heavy bludgeoning of "Enemy Destruct," the Bay Area band leaves its crowds in a constant state of flux among banging heads, chugging cocktails, and screaming what might resemble the words. Never sitting on one album for too long — they released both Castlemania and Carrion Crawler/The Dream in 2011, and Putrifiers II earlier this month — it's a stage work ethic that carries into the studio for textural and harmonic exploration tracing back to rock 'n' roll's roots. Also on the bill, the equally prolific and explosive Ty Segall is enjoying another banner year himself with three full-length albums to his credit, including the forthcoming Twins. Bring your elbow pads and your thinking caps for this one. 21+, $12-$14, 8 p.m. 1601 University Ave., St. Paul; 651.647.8486. —Reed Fischer

The Raveonettes

Thee Oh Sees get that sinking feeling
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Thee Oh Sees get that sinking feeling

Triple Rock Social Club, Wednesday 9.26

That they cover Sonic Youth's "100%," Stereolab's "French Disko," and the Angels' "My Boyfriend's Back" is as neat a clue to the Raveonettes' reverberating gothic T.A.M.I. Show sound as their list of famous fans and collaborators (which includes the Dum Dum Girls, Moe Tucker, Martin Rev, Ronnie Spector, and the Jesus and Mary Chain). Yet that daunting sound, so arch and remote, is both a door and barrier to the great Danish expat boy-girl duo. As they absorb piano ("Observations") and the Smiths ("She Owns the Streets") on their latest and seventh album, Observator, can we admit that they've written great songs all along? With Parisian opener Melody's Echo Chamber. 18+, $17, 8 p.m. 629 Cedar Ave., Minneapolis; 612.333.7399. —Peter S. Scholtes

Ed Sheeran

State Theatre, Wednesday 9.26

Bless the angel-voiced, ginger-haired Ed Sheeran. "Give Me Love" in its recorded form is a semi-cloying ballad that'll still stick in your head strictly on the strength of his insistence on repeating the phrase "my my." But in performance, the young toast of the Brit Awards can show his improvisational acumen by turning the song into a playful game of follow the hook. He sings passionately by himself, accompanied by some looping pedals and a bit of strumming on an acoustic guitar that looked like it was something he got for his 12th birthday. With Passenger. $20-$24, 7:30 p.m. 805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; 612.339.7007. —Reed Fischer

Chick Corea & Gary Burton

Dakota, Wednesday 9.26 & Thursday 9.27

After playing together for 40 years, pianist Chick Corea and vibraphonist Gary Burton are able to anticipate the other's moves, as Burton has said, "from two blocks away." Four decades after their landmark debut, Crystal Silence, Corea and Burton continue their unique dialogue with a thoroughly inventive collection of covers on Hot House (Concord). Most are standards — but not the usual suspects — from premier jazz composers like Thelonious Monk, Tadd Dameron, Bill Evans, and Dave Brubeck. But there is also a pair of lush Brazilian Jobim nuggets, a stride-tinged run through the Art Tatum-associated "Can't We Be Friends," a moody reading of the Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby," plus a classical infusion on the one original, Corea's "Mozart Goes Dancing." $70-$80 at 7 p.m. $50-$60 at 9 p.m. 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis; 612.332.1010. —Rick Mason

Mission of Burma

The 400 Bar, Thursday 9.27

After essentially inventing post-punk with a series of jagged and jittery buzz-saw-blast albums in the early '80s, Massachusetts's Mission of Burma amicably called it a day in 1983, and shockingly reconvened 19 years later. While a group so critically lauded could be forgiven for merely mounting a nostalgic cash-grab reunion and touring off old tunes, MoB have done exactly the opposite, releasing four new full-lengths in the decade since their reformation. Their latest, this year's Unsound, finds the quartet as ferocious and fighting-trim as ever, still blending surprisingly melodic serrated-edge riffs with innovative tape loops and adding welcome new wrinkles like out-of-left-field trumpet blasts. With Porcupine. 21+, $20, 8 p.m. 400 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.332.2903. —Rob Van Alstyne

Lil B

Cabooze, FriDay 9.28

No rapper encapsulates the absurdity of contemporary rap music quite like Lil B. Technically from the Bay Area, Lil B actually lives on the internet, where he constantly drops new mixtapes and music videos with no concern for quality control. His Twitter account, where he interacts with fans and touts his positive yet convoluted "based" philosophy, winds up being as important to his art as the music itself. Combining the output of Master P, the "what the fuck" factor of Kool Keith, and the swag of Soulja Boy, Lil B is one of the most original artists on the contemporary rap landscape. His bizarre freestyles can play either as brilliant, dadaist deconstruction or bottom-of-the-barrel swag rap, but either way, the show is sure to be a strange spectacle. All ages, $21-$25, 6 p.m. 917 Cedar Ave., Minneapolis; 612.338.6425. —Jack Spencer

Mint Condition CD-release show

First Avenue, Friday 9.28

One of Minnesota's most treasured R&B acts, St. Paul's Mint Condition, have stayed timeless for over two decades. With hits like "Breaking My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes)" and "What Kind of Man Would I Be" in their arsenal, they've maintained an acclaimed live show that made them Prince's favorite band. Mint Condition return with more smooth, substantial soul, including the bangin' "Believe in Us," on their new album, Music @ the Speed of Life, which came out earlier this month. 18+, $26-$29, 8 p.m. 701 First Ave. N., Minneapolis; 612.332.1775. —Chaz Kangas

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