Niki & the Dove

Updated 1/30/2013

Saturday: Swede duo doesn't have a Niki or a dove, but its got synth-pop!

Niki and the Dove

NIKI & THE DOVE

9 p.m. • Triple Rock • 18-plus • $15

With neither a Niki nor a dove in the group, the prevailing blog hypothesis posits that its name is a nod to the Purple One himself. Although the Swedish duo's admitted fandom and employment of Prince-like, sly-funked synths falls short of conclusive evidence, its pelvis-thrusting jams are just as fun either way. Continuing a long line of Scandinavian standouts making iced-over synth-pop, the boy/girl band blends '80s pop effervescence with a Florence Welch-ish flair for the dramatic. Vacationer and Royal Canoe open. MICHAEL RIETMULDER

BORGORE

8 p.m. • Skyway Theater • 18-plus • $25-$30

After this Israeli producer's rapid rise up EDM's cyber-rung ladder, the real-life Asaf Borger became a lightning rod for dubstep detractors. Nevertheless, Borgore has coasted through critiques of his music's misogynistic and pubescent lyrics on the success of singles like "Decisions," featuring Miley Cyrus. To be fair, his latest "Turn Up" EP includes a track titled "Smell Your Dick" and you don't need Sara Quin to point out the sexism in "Act Like a Ho." Billed as Sexy Party 3 after one of opener J. Rabbit's tracks, this show promises to be one of the bigger bro-downs of the new year. Kennedy Jones and others also perform. M.R.

STAX SOUL REVUE TRIBUTE

7 p.m. & 9 p.m. • Parkway Theater, 4814 Chicago Av. S. • $12-$15

The third installment of the Parkway Theater's Back to Mr. Lucky's series -- named after south Minneapolis' hopping teen club of the '60s -- the Stax Soul Revue Tribute comes courtesy of many of the veteran sidemen who helmed the Cabooze's "Last Waltz" tribute two weekends ago, including Robert Hilstrom, Dave Russ and Pete Sands. They'll do like Booker T. & the MGs and back soul/R&B singers Larry Fountain (Soultight Committee), Jerry Estridge (Casablanca Orchestra) and Kendra Glenn through the hits made famous by the Memphis label's legendary stars, including Otis Redding, Sam and Dave and Isaac Hayes. CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER

Reel Big Fish

8 p.m. • Mill City Nights • 16-plus • $20-$22

It seems at least some folks are still doin' the fish, as evidenced by the continued existence of Reel Big Fish. The ska-punk act skanked its way to late-'90s stardom, tooted through a mid-'00s major-label drop and independently released "Candy Coated Fury," its seventh full-length, last year. If you've still got that checkered belt, RBG still trades in the same up-strokin' and horn-blastin' breed of third-wave ska. Pilfers and former MU330 frontman Dan Potthast open.JAY BOLLER

AARON NEVILLE

8 p.m. • Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins • $46

Whether you know Neville from his work with the Neville Brothers, Linda Ronstadt or the 1967 solo hit "Tell It Like It Is," his high, fluttery, soulful voice is unmistakable. Next week, the New Orleans stalwart will release "My True Story," his Don Was/Keith Richards-produced interpretations of doo-wop and other classic vocal-group hits. Neville, who turns 72 next week, has "Today" and "Tonight" show gigs scheduled to promote the album. JON BREAM

A TRIBUTE TO JANIS JOPLIN

9:30 p.m. • Cabooze • 18-plus • $10-$12

The tribute shows continue at the Cabooze with the sixth annual celebration of the late Janis Joplin, on what would have been the bluesy, boozy rock star's 70th birthday. Powerhouse Jill Mikelson, who starred in the Ordway's "Love, Janis," will lead a string of local singers interpreting "Ball and Chain," "Piece of My Heart" and "Mercedes Benz." JON BREAM