Twin Cities concerts of the week: LCD Soundsystem, Tegan amp; Sara, Kid Cudi, Kamasi Washington

November 3, 2017 GMT

Tegan and Sara: The sister indie-rock duo are out celebrating the 10th anniversary of their breakthrough album, The Con, which included such infectious fan faves as Back in Your Head and Call It Not Off. Not only are they playing the album in its entirety, theyre promoting a new version with other acts such as Ryan Adams and Chvrches covering the tunes to benefit TSs own namesake foundation for LGBTQ youth. (7:30 p.m. Fri., State Theatre, 805 Hennepin Av., Mpls., $30.50-$60.50, Ticketmaster.com.)

Kirk Franklin Ledisi: Enduring gospel star Franklin and riveting RB singer Ledisi are out together on the fittingly named the Rebel, the Soul the Saint Tour, promising songs of love and happiness at a time we could all use some. (7:30 p.m. Sat., State Theatre, $435-$140.)

Breaking Benjamin: The Pennsylvanian hard-rock band of I Will Not Bow fame is out an acoustic tour after wrapping up recording of their next album. (8 p.m. Fri., Palace Theatre, $45-$65.)

Lukas Nelson: Willies bluesy guitar-slinging son and his band Promise of the Real are back out on their own after tours backing Neil Young and have a stellar opener in torch-twangy rocker Nikki Lane. (8:30 p.m., Fine Line, sold out.)

Aby Wolf PaviElle: Two of the Twin Cities most mesmerizing voices and adventurous music makers, the electro-pop experimentalist Wolf and her soulful bandleader compatriot are pairing up at one of out-state Minnesotas prettiest theaters as part of the Minnesota Music Coalitions great Caravan du Nord series. (7 p.m. Sat., Sheldon Theatre, Red Wing, $15.)

Beach Slang: Raucous, Replacements-loving frontman James Alex and his Philadelphia pop/rock band just dropped an acoustic EP, Quiet Slang, but are doing their usual loud thing on tour. (8 p.m. Sat., Turf Club, $15.)

Kid Cudi: After taking time off to battle depression and enter rehab and bravo to him for opening up about it the one-time Kanye West protg is back on the road touting the strong 2016 album he didnt yet get to promote, Passion, Pain Demon Slayin. The Cleveland rapper, who shot to fame in 2008 with Nite Day, is a dynamo in concert. (9 p.m. Mon., Myth, 3090 Southlawn Dr., Maplewood, all ages, $40-$48, eTix.com.)

Lizz Wright: The crazily gifted jazz/gospel/RB singer who Prince came to see two nights before his death returns to the club where she now has an emotional connection. (7 p.m. Sun., the Dakota, $40-$60.)

A Night of Classic Soul: Mint Conditions Stokley Williams, The Voices Jesse Larson and Portland, Ore., singer Jarrod Lawson join an all-star band led by Paul Peterson to benefit the Southdale YMCAs youth programs. (7 p.m. Mon., the Dakota, $45.)

John Carpenter: The horror-movie director of Halloween and The Thing fame is on a rare tour playing some of the well-known music he composed for his own films. (8 p.m. Tue., Myth, $45.)

Gwar: The beheading-prone, costumed sci-fi metal vets are playing their first show with new singer Blothar at the club they helped re-open in 2004. (6 p.m. Tue., First Avenue, $20-$25.)

A Night for Jason Nagel: An all-star cast of Twin Cities club vets will play upstairs and downstairs to benefit the cancer-fighting, local-music-touting ex-DJ from Cities 97 and Go 96.3, including Chan Poling with John Munson, Adam Levy his Frenemies, Farewell Milwaukee, Eleganza, Little Man, Dan Israel and Martin Devaney. (7 p.m. Wed., Turf Club, $7-$10.)

Odesza: The Seattle synth-pop/dance-rock duo is on its most ambitious tour to date behind third album A Moment Apart, with a hi-fi visual production (8 p.m. Wed. Thu., Myth, $54.)

LCD Soundsystem: After a five-year hiatus, New Yorks dance-rock guru James Murphy and his shapeshifting band returned to the stage last year, then issued a widely acclaimed new album this year called American Dream. The buoyant and grinding yet artful and dramatic group known from singles as North American Scum and Dance Yrself Clean have made the Wilkins challenging confines work for them in the past and are usually even more electrifying in concert than on record. (8 p.m. Thu., Roy Wilkins Auditorium, 175 W. Kellogg Blvd., $39-$50, Ticketmaster.com)

Bill Evans tribute: Theres a nifty tribute to the late pianist taking place at the Heights Theater this week. It begins with a set of Evans music by the Larry McDonough Quartet, led by a pianist with a deep appreciation for his catalog. Then comes a showing of the new Evans documentary, Time Remembered, by Bruce Spiegel, followed by an audio interview with Evans by the late Minnesota radio legend Leigh Kamman. (7 p.m. Thu., Heights Theater, Columbia Heights, $10, larrymcdonoughjazz.homestead.com)

Kamasi Washington: At last! The Los Angeles saxophonist, aka the Hottest Thing in Jazz, sneaked into town to play Icehouse in 2015 but hasnt played a local gig since then. In the interim, he garnered widespread acclaim with his work for Kendrick Lamars To Pimp a Butterfly and his own three-hour, three-disc debut, The Epic. He and his band are absolutely stunning in concert. (8 p.m. Thu., First Avenue, $30-$35.)

Chris Riemenschneider 612-673-4658