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David Huckfelt & Michael Rossetto: The national release of Pines’ co-leader Huckfelt’s lush and hallowed-grooving solo debut, “Stranger Angels” — inspired the cycles of life and death observed during a monthlong stayover on Isle Royale — got put off until this spring, so he’s assembling his all-star band again to play the finest listening room in town. He’s pairing up for a dual release party with his longtime cohort Rossetto, who’s issuing his first album of banjo-led instrumental material since his days as Spaghetti Western’s bandleader, “Intermodal Blues,” a jazzier, all-acoustic affair on the Shifting Paradigm label. Both albums were produced by JT Bates, who will be serving double duty behind the drum kit. Trampled by Turtles frontman Dave Simonett pitches in with a rare-of-late solo set to start the night. (8 p.m. Fri., Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Av. S., Mpls., $18-$20, thecedar.org.)

Victor Wooten: The funk bass master, who also plays with Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, has something special planned for this time around. For the past 20 years, he has held a camp near Nashville to teach the relationship between music and nature. He’s bringing the camp concept on tour. (7 & 9:30 p.m. Fri., Dakota, sold out)

Yung Gravy: After being banned by First Avenue for jerky behavior and then making a scene at Snowta, the gimmicky, ultra-bro, faux-pimp rapper from Rochester is extending his 15 minutes in his native state with a two-night stand at a smaller venue. This is not an “SNL” skit. (8 p.m. Fri. & Sat., Varsity Theater, $31.)

Black Violin: After dazzling audiences at the Dakota and the Minnesota Zoo, the violin/viola duo that mashes up classical and hip-hop is back at a proper concert hall. (7:30 p.m. Fri., Ordway, $37-$62)

Jon Anderson: Yes, he is the co-founding frontman of Yes, which did a 50th anniversary tour last year. So he will offer “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” “I’ve Seen All Good People” and plenty from the prog-rock songbook. But he’s also had a long solo career, releasing 15 albums including this year’s “1000 Hands: Chapter One.” Expect the set list to give nearly equal time to solo and Yes material. (8 p.m. Sat., Fitzgerald, $42.50-$72.50)

Sasami: After spending two years touring as a member of the band Cherry Glazerr and a few more breaking into TV and movie scoring, classically trained Los Angeles singer/songwriter Sasami Ashworth is making a name for herself with her fuzz-toned, somber but simmering eponymous debut for Domino Recordings, which balances a St. Vincent-like art-rocker edge with a My Bloody Valentine-style shoegazer whir. This could go down as an I-saw-her-when sort of gig. Opener Ellis is a Toronto area newbie signed to Fat Possum Records. (9 p.m. Sat., Amsterdam Bar & Hall, 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, $12-$14, eTix.com.)

Anvil: The ’80s-era Canadian metal band whose self-titled 2008 documentary was famously billed as a real-life Spinal Tap has gotten the last laugh, carrying on a decade later with a cultish fan base, well-received new album and still-mighty live show. They’re touring with comedian Dan Jamieson from “That Metal Show,” who opens alongside California trio Archer Nation and DJ Danny Sigelman for this nicely timed 4/20 show. (9 p.m. Sat., Turf Club, $15.)

Godsmack: The newly revived Armory is staying true to its heavy-artillery roots with another big metal show. This one finds Boston area vets Godsmack on something of a rebound with their seventh album, “When Legends Rise.” The title track is already a widely used WWE wrestling anthem, while the recent single “Scars” became a radio hit as well as the basis for the Scars Foundation, which frontman Sully Erna started to address mental-health issues. Volbeat and Stitched Up Heart open. (7 p.m. Mon., the Armory, $68.)

Jonatha Brooke: After moving to Minneapolis 2½ years ago, the veteran literate singer-songwriter is so settled in that she did something so Minnesotan — she got a grant, the first she ever applied for, to fund her new EP, “Imposter.” She celebrates the thoughtful new recording. (7 p.m. Mon. the Dakota, $35)

Son Volt: Twenty-four years since debuting the original lineup of his post-Uncle Tupelo band next door in 7th St. Entry, Americana/alt-country hero Jay Farrar is back in the main room touting one of the most politically rife and direly rocking of the nine Son Volt records, “Union.” Kentuckyian opener Ian Noe is kicking up a buzz with his debut album, “Between the Country,” produced by Stapleton/Isbell cohort Dave Cobb. (8 p.m. Wed., First Avenue, $22-$25.)

Benny Golson: Jazz’s Renaissance man is a composer of instrumental standards, a giant of the saxophone, a prolific composer for TV and film, and even an actor. (Golson played himself in the 2004 Tom Hanks film “The Terminal.”) For the first time since 2012, the 90-year-old saxophonist comes to town with his combo and his classics, including “Whisper Not” and “I Remember Clifford.” (7 & 9 p.m. Wed.-Thu., Crooners, Fridley, $30-$40)

Valerie June: It’s no surprise that Bob Dylan has been singing the praises of this Tennessee-reared, Brooklyn-based singer-guitarist-banjoist. With her 2013 debut, she established herself as an idiosyncratic but irresistible music maker of various styles of American music, from Appalachian to gospel. On her second album, 2017’s “The Order of Time,” June opted for moody, atmospheric minimalism, using a touch of electronics to take her front-porch music into an emotion-filled living room. (7 & 9:30 p.m. Wed., Cedar Cultural Center, Mpls., $30-$35)

Jearlyn Steele: The WCCO Radio talk-show host goes it alone in concert. Calling the show “This Is Me,” the Minneapolitan with the big voice and bigger personality gets to choose the repertoire, which could be anything from Prince to U2. Her siblings Jevetta and Fred Steele will join on harmonies for a few songs. (7 p.m. Thu., Dakota, $30-$35)

Rachael Kilgour: The nationally buzzing Duluth folkie is back in town touting the vinyl release of her new EP, “Game Changer,” a haunted but determined-sounding “post-breakup” collection made in Asheville, N.C., with producer Gar Ragland and featuring Andrew Bird-flavored string arrangements by Sara Pajunen. Fellow Duluthian Emily Haavik and her band the 35s open the show, fresh off releasing their richly twangy debut, “Ease Back.” (8:30 p.m. Thu., Turf Club, $15.)

The Claypool Lennon Delirium: Primus’ bass-bending frontman Les Claypool and ever-experimenting rock heir Sean Lennon have teamed to make two new offbeat, trippy albums together, including the new “South of Reality.” They’ve been playing extra-psychedelic Pink Floyd, King Crimson and even Beatles covers to round out their live set. (8 p.m. Thu., Varsity Theater, $38-$53.)