Electropop whiz Alan Palomo brings his band to The Rock Block, performing songs off his most recent record, the extravagant VEGA Intl. Night School and, yes, probably “Polish Girl” too. Local act Pangs is on support duty. $20-22.
The Minks at Meal Ticket on Fri., 4/15
Local singer-songwriter Nikki Barber (formerly of The Static Trees) brings her newest project to life with the help of a band consisting of Chloe Kat (of Kat Milk Blu), Tanner Lunn (of Ranch Ghost) and Philly transplant Ron Gallo. Bluesy and dancey in equal measure, the show also serves as a single release for the new lineup. Ian Ferguson and Lasso Spells open the night at the recently opened Wedgewood-Houston venue, which will also host a market featuring local goods and art. $5.
Eleanor Friedberger at 12th and Porter on Sat., 4/16
Former frontwoman of The Fiery Furnaces, Friedberger forges forth on tour in support of this year’s excellent New View. Her current backing band, Icewater, also serves as the opener. Talk about double duty! Stop in and check out the newly reopened 12th & Porter for this one, unless of course you went to last month’s Coolio show there. In which case, welcome back. $15.
White Denim, with Sam Cohen at Exit/In on Sun., 4/17
Renowned as a live act by at least twelve people that I talked to on the first day of Bonnaroo 2014, White Denim makes their way back to Middle Tennessee to win over at least twelve more people with their noodly jams. Veteran alt-rocker Sam Cohen opens the show, playing songs off last year’s great Cool It. $16-18.