KDWB Star Party
6 p.m. • Myth • 18-plus • tickets only available through KDWB
For its Star Party 2013, KDWB has turned to veterans of previous Jingle Balls and Star Parties. Headliner Nelly, the singsong “Hot in Herre” rapper from St. Louis, is on the radio again with “Hey Porsche” and as a featured rapper on Florida Georgia Line’s hot crossover hit, “Cruise.” The lineup features two British “X Factor”-launched stars: Olly Murs, who has been making noise with “Troublemaker,” and Cher Lloyd, who impressed with her sass and style at Jingle Ball in December. Four years after his trio of big hits including “Riding Solo,” Jason DeRulo is back on the charts with “The Other Side.” Nashville’s “Tonight Tonight” hitmakers Hot Chelle Rae have issued a new single, “Hung Up,” from their forthcoming third album. The newcomer on the bill is MKTO, a male pop duo from California, not Mankato. Jon Bream
Rock for Pussy X
9 p.m. • First Avenue • 18-plus • $10-$12
If that awesome new album didn’t remind you why David Bowie is one of rock’s most continuously revered heroes, then Rock for Pussy should. The 10th annual tribute/fundraiser concert to benefit Feline Rescue has built up a bit of a legendary status itself, with showmanship-equipped local artists such as Chris “Little Man” Perricelli and Venus DeMars seemingly tailor-made for the event, and band leader John Eller smartly curating the songs. Other participants include Janey Winterbauer (“Wits”), Laurie Lindeen (Zuzu’s Petals), Leslie Ball, Ciaran Daly (Idle Hands), Orion Treon (Phantom Tails), David Campbell (E.L.nO.) and veteran sidemen such as Steve Price and David Russ. Chris Riemenschneider
9 p.m. • Fine Line • 18-plus • $15
Funny to think Father John Misty opened for Youth Lagoon last summer at the Varsity. The psychedelic Idaho pop band — led by mop-topped, Squiggy-voiced wunderkind Trevor Powers — isn’t selling out the big rooms like FJM currently is, but it still made a pretty big impression at Coachella last month with its daydreamy, dramatic songs, as heard on last year’s sophomore album “Wondrous Bughouse.” And it once again has a noteworthy new act for support, Majical Cloudz, a duo from Montreal that just dropped its full-length debut on Matador Records and comes off like an electronic version of the National. C.R.
Shout Out Louds
9 p.m. • Varsity Theater • 18-plus • $17-$18
One decade and three albums ago, this Stockholm quintet got in on the ground floor of the Swedish indie-pop wave. Frontman Adam Olenius and crew pilfer the best parts of ’80s pop-rock, making danceable and sentimental songs under an increasingly synthy sheer. This year Shout Out Louds dropped an ultra-sleek, Cure-on-Xanax record titled “Optica,” which is closer kin to Olenius’ We Are Serenades side project than the band’s garagier early work. In Flaming Lips fashion, the gloss-rockers released their “Blue Ice” single on a user-assembled record made entirely of ice. With Haerts. Michael Rietmulder
9 p.m. • 7th Street Entry • 18-plus • $10
Seattle power-pop prince Michael Lerner has found a fuzzy and punchy pop-rock formula that doesn’t grow old on his third album under his Telekinesis moniker. Last month’s “Dormarion” — named for the street in Austin, Texas, where it was recorded with Spoon’s Jim Eno — digs up Weezer-ish riffage, dreamy synth lines and pristine indie-pop elements with unabashed rock moxie. Lerner’s touring band features Wild Flag’s Rebecca Cole. Deep Sea Diver opens. M.R.