TAKE ACTION TOUR: THE USED
5:30 p.m. • First Avenue • all ages • $27.50
Come for the good cause and stay for the hyperactive rock when the Used heads up the 11th annual Take Action Tour. This year’s do-gooder caravan and accompanying compilation album — from the Hopeless Records nonprofit offshoot Sub City — benefits the It Gets Better Project, an organization that counsels and encourages gay and lesbian teens. It’s also another chance for Utah’s angst-ridden Warped Tour vets to promote their fifth album, “Vulnerable.” Rounding out the lineup are Michigan metalcore band We Came as Romans, Crown the Empire and Mindflow. Chris Riemenschneider
7:30 p.m. • Cedar Cultural Center • all ages • $12-$15
A sister act originally born as a healing way out of a personal tragedy, the Ericksons have maintained their stark, soul-baring, go-to-the-light tone while stretching out musically on a record that should bring them into the spotlight. "The Wild" was recorded in the semi-wild environment of Fall Creek, Wis., at Justin Vernon's studio, with Beau Sorenson, the same guy who engineered Field Report's record there. Atmospheric guitar/pedal-steel parts and rolling drums add a Daniel Lanois-like sheen to Bethany Valenti's and Jenny Kochsiek's coffeehouse-warm, Emmylou Harris-channeling vocals. The sweet-voiced sibling folkies even get rocking in one of the best tracks, "Find Yourself a Lover." Their album-release party features Jimmy Peterson, of Bellwether and 757s notoriety, as opener. C.R.