The week's best concerts: Feb. 3-9

Triple Rock is about to get Wet.

Triple Rock is about to get Wet.

  • Small Star Seminar $10-$12 6 p.m. Wed. Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater

  • Erik Koskinen $8 9:30 p.m. Wed. Icehouse

  • Mikel Wright & the Wrongs $5 8 p.m. Wed. Bunker's Music Bar & Grill

7th St. Entry, Thursday 2.4

Doks Robotiks is a jazz/hip-hop octet from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and they sound exactly like that. Which is to say, they’re an underground Midwestern act serving the nu-jazz movement that’s sweeping the mainstream with acts like Thundercat and Flying Lotus. The Doks’ looser sound on their Doks Robotiks Free Form EP reflects the band’s live feel. In the age of jazztronica, it’s refreshing to hear rhythm intricacies played by real people. Emcees Konstant and Gumm feed each other’s hyper-freestyle chemistry, and their playful energies push the band in fun directions, as if Ad-Rock and Mike D decided to quit the Beastie Boys to join BadBadNotGood. For the release party for their eponymous full-length debut, Doks Robotiks enlisted companions Sayth and Sloslylove, as well as Twin Cities poet-singers Lydia Liza and Lizea Harper. 18+. $6-$8. 9 p.m. 701 First Ave. N., Minneapolis; 612-332-1775. –Jared Hemming

  • The Gilded Palace Sinners: The Music of Gram Parsons $8 7:30 p.m. Thu. Turf Club

  • Sarah Morris $8 9 p.m. Thu. Vieux Carre

  • Beats.Bass.Cabooze $6 8:30 p.m. Thu. Cabooze

7th St. Entry, Friday 2.5

Meat Wave is the type of band you like as soon as you read their name, which is borrowed from an Onion headline. With that kind of no-introduction curb appeal, you’d think the low-fi punks are setting you up for a letdown, but the SideOne Dummy signees are as advertised: fucking awesome. For confirmation of that, see their September LP Delusion Moon, which balls up all the paranoia, outrage, and absurdity of traditional punk and funnels it through a thousand miles of feedback. Think of an alternate-universe Titus Andronicus that listened to way too many zine-sponsored flexi discs in their infancy. In a dank environment like the Entry, Meat Wave should have the recessed floor churning into a pit by the end of their first song. Fellow Chicagoans Rad Payoff open. 18+. $8-$10. 9 p.m. 701 First Ave. N., Minneapolis; 612-332-1775. –Jerard Fagerberg

  • Keys N Krates $25-$30 8 p.m. Fri. The Skyway Theatre

  • 24th Annual Songs of Freedom: Bob Marley Remembered $14-$18 8:30 p.m. Fri. Cabooze 

  • Mark Mallman $8-$10 8 p.m. Fri. Turf Club 

7th St. Entry, Saturday 2.6

There isn’t anything particularly complex about Wet’s music, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The Brooklyn trio has eagerly accessible lyrics about love and loss coupled with predictable pop production. That formula is quickly gaining them national attention, including a spot on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last month. Wet cites ’90s R&B music as a main influence, a claim that has been challenged by outlets like Pitchfork for its inauthenticity and failure to materialize. This much is true: Vocalist Kelly Zutrau’s smooth croon clearly mimics the likes of Mary J. Blige and Usher. After their self-titled EP and a slew of singles and remixes in 2015, Wet released their debut full-length, Don’t You, in late January. North Carolina singer-songwriter Kelsey Lu opens. 18+. Sold out. 9 p.m. 701 First Ave. N., Minneapolis; 612-332-1775. –Grace Birnstengel


Turf Club, Saturday 2.6

Au Pair is a collaboration between the Jayhawks’ Gary Louris and the Old Ceremony’s Django Haskins, who met while participating in a 2013 Big Star tribute concert. They’ve described their music as “the Everly Brothers meet Pink Floyd,” which rings true enough on their rootsy, psychedelic debut, One-Armed Candy Bear. The album is a folk-leaning affair of breezy, sunny, classic pop conceits, except when it gets weirdly wonderful on tangents that twist with crafty intent. Louris and Haskins spin vocals that harmonize, snap, soar ethereally, or shout with folk revival fervor. The duo, plus producer Brian Haran, tweaks the tunes in innumerable ways, from gorgeous acoustic guitar duets to body percussion. The songs undulate with electronic effects, krautrock references, mid-’60s freakouts, melodies that melt like a Dali watch, and even an electric guitar maelstrom straight out of the Byrds’ “Eight Miles High.” Lyrics are equally quirky, sometimes juxtaposing uplifting melodies with darker tales of stalking, brain injury, untimely death, larcenous beasts, and a ghost’s architectural complaints. 21+. $20. 9 p.m. 1601 University Ave. W., St. Paul; 651-647-0486. –Rick Mason

  • Building Bridges with Music: Benefit Concert for Guatemala $25 3 p.m. Sat. Eagles Club #34

  • Ellis (CD Release Show) $15-$20 7 p.m. Sat. The Cedar Cultural Center

  • Hippo Campus $10-$15 7:30 p.m. Sat. Augsburg College

7th St. Entry, Sunday 2.7

For his solo debut, Many Moons, Real Estate frontman Martin Courtney didn’t stray too far from his band’s suburban psych-pop haze. Released last year, the album offers layers of open chords, creating cloudy atmospheres for Courtney’s musings on age and traveling. Without Real Estate lead guitarist Matt Mondanile’s lyrical lead licks beside him, however, Courtney’s solo effort leaves lots of free space for his simple rhythms to wash over the sound. Many Moons producer (and Woods multi-instrumentalist) Jarvis Taveniere joins Courtney on the road for a tour that’s probably been described many times as “chill.” Live, Courtney’s setup includes a chiming 12-string that adds a new layer to the sleepy-sounding frontman’s tone. The guitar comes across like a reverse alarm clock that rings when it’s time to drift off dreaming. On single “Northern Highway” — featuring lines like “Do you feel just like a stranger?/Alien and yet familiar” — it’s revealed that his soothing tones are anything but comfortable. Brooklyn indie-poppers EZTV open. 18+. $12-$15. 9 p.m. 701 First Ave. N., Minneapolis; 612-332-1775. –Jared Hemming

  • Dénes Várjon $25 3 p.m. Sun. Macalester College Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center

  • The Birthday Club with Dan Chouinard & Friends $20 6 p.m. Sun. Crooner's Lounge & Supper Club

  • Country Doctors $5-$10 2 p.m. Sun. Eagles Club #34

Dakota Jazz Club, Monday & Tuesday 2.8-9

Guitarist John Scofield and tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano, each a genuine modern jazz giant in his own right, still achieve something more than the sum of their impressive parts on the occasions they play together. Berklee grads renowned for their inventive approaches to jazz in general, both are inveterate, adventurous explorers. Scofield, who played for a bit with Miles Davis, is particularly eclectic, often injecting rock energy into jazz contexts, but also venturing into funk, soul, and gospel. Scofield and Lovano had an especially impressive run together in the early ’90s. They revived the quartet, its magical guitar-saxophone tensions and releases, plus Bill Stewart’s supple rhythm work, last year on Past Present, with Larry Grenadier on bass. All compositions were written by Scofield, with nods to the blues (“Slinky”), swing (“Museum”), groovy soul-jazz (“Get Proud”), plus a glorious post-bop run on the title track. At least some of the material was written while Scofield’s son battled cancer, lending poignancy to tunes like “Mr. Puffy.” $45 at 7 p.m.; $30 at 9 p.m. 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis; 612-332-5299. –Rick Mason

  • Dirty Dozen Brass Band $30-$35 8 p.m. Mon. Vieux Carre
  • The Soft Moon $15 6 p.m. Mon. Amsterdam 
  • Bora York $8-$10 7 p.m. Mon. 7th St. Entry
  • Mardi Gras Party $11.54 7 p.m. Tue. Day Block Brewing Co.
  • House of Dosh II: A Month Long Residency $6-$8 8 p.m. Tue. Turf Club
  • February Conspiracy Series: The Steelhead Stringers FREE 10 p.m. Tue. 331 Club