Cher Lloyd

Updated 9/15/2013

MONDAY: Pop-rapping Lloyd, 20, is at Varsity. Doc Severinsen, 86, is at the Dakota.

Cher Lloyd
Photo by Carlos Gonzalez

Cher Lloyd

6:30 p.m. • First Avenue • all ages • $25

After finishing fourth in 2010 on England’s “The X Factor,” Lloyd has plied her bratty, cheeky attitude and flair for hooky pop music into Simon Cowell-propelled stardom. Big in Britain, she has gained enough traction in the States to prompt Taylor Swift to invite her onstage in Los Angeles to duet on the Brit star’s hit “Want U Back.” Lloyd has potent pipes, as demonstrated on “Beautiful People” from her 2012 “Sticks & Stones” debut album. With another album due late this year, she has just dropped a new single featuring T.I., “I Wish,” which suggests Miley Cyrus doing early Britney Spears. Fifth Harmony opens. Jon Bream

 

Doc Severinsen Big Band

7 & 9 p.m. • Dakota Jazz Club • $30-$60

The longtime “Tonight Show” trumpet dynamo-turned-Minnesota Orchestra pops conductor brings his Doc Severinsen Big Band to the Twin Cities to tune up for a tour, with saxophone star Ernie Watts once again as featured soloist. Watts has played with countless big names, including Thelonious Monk, the Rolling Stones and Aretha Franklin. Watts also has vast big band experience, so he’s just what the Doc ordered. Tom Surowicz