The Coup

Updated 12/6/2012

Tuesday: Funk-hoppers tour their first LP in six years through the Cabooze.

The Coup

THE COUP

9 p.m. • Cabooze • 18-plus • $15-$17

Oakland, Calif.'s the Coup went six years between albums, in which time lead MC Boots Riley paired up with New Orleans funksters Galactic and Rage guitarist Tom Morello on various projects and became active in the Occupy movement. His acidic funk-hop group's new album for the Anti- label, "Sorry to Bother You," carries on with radical politics and anti-capitalism themes but has a pretty fun time doing so, with songs ranging from the warped, kazoo-laden "Your Parents' Cocaine" to the wall-punching rocker "You Are Not a Riot." They also achieved something of a coup with their local support acts, Villa Rosa and Greg Grease.CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER

THE WHO

7:30 p.m. • Target Center • $39.50-$129.50

Pete Townshend is back on tour. Roger Daltrey reportedly received medical treatment to help the voice that sounded a bit ragged live last year. And the Who -- well, "the Two" plus drummer Zak Starkey and bassist Pino Palladino -- are performing 1973's "Quadrophenia," arguably the band's better but less famous rock opera. There's no narration or guest singers, but such album sounds as a boiling tea kettle and squawking seagulls are included. And there is an encore featuring a handful of the Who's biggest hits. Opening is Vintage Trouble, a Los Angeles punk-soul quartet that's retro cool in sound and look. JON BREAM

The Who by Numbers

10 p.m. • 7th Street Entry • 18-plus • $3 with Who ticket stub/$5 without

Whether or not you're making it to the real Who show at Target Center, the Entry is hosting an after-party of sorts across the street with the Who by Numbers, a tribute band that includes the Mighty Mofos' Randy Weiss, Pink Mink's Jacques Wait, Trailer Trash's Keely Lane and Tulip Sweet's Tom Siler. They will play the album of the same name and more classics. All-female Clash cover band Rudegirl opens. C.R.

CHRIS ISAAK

7:30 p.m. • State Theatre • $50-$60

A longtime Elvis acolyte, Isaak finally got around to paying direct tribute to the King and other 1950s Sun Records sounds on "Beyond the Sun," his 2011 release. At a time when the musical "Million Dollar Quartet" is still popular, this homage feels so obvious. I prefer Isaak's originals inspired by these vintage sounds (especially Roy Orbison's) that appeared on his nine previous studio albums. No matter what tunes are in his repertoire, count on Isaak to keep you chuckling with zinger-filled patter. J.B.