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Joan Osborne: The ever-versatile singer has toured with the Dead and the Funk Brothers. Talk about two disparate acts. Now the “One of Us” hitmaker is on the road promoting her new album, “Songs of Bob Dylan.” The opening “Tangled Up in Blue” might sound too slavishly Dylanesque but most of the other 12 songs are given a delectable bluesy and Southern soul vibe. It reminds us that the Brooklyn-based singer is originally from Kentucky. Oh yeah, she’s performed with Dylan, too, dueting on “Chimes of Freedom” for a 1998 TV show “The ‘60s.” (7:30 p.m. Fri. The O’Shaughnessy, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, $22-$47, oshag.stkate.edu)

U2: Last seen in town giving an unforgettable outdoor performance at TCF Bank Stadium in 2011, the Irish mega-band is taking its Joshua Tree 2017 Tour indoors to the new Vikings facility with a giant video production and other cool extras in store to mark the 30th anniversary of its most celebrated album. Added bonus: Beck opens fresh off a fun Palace Theatre show. See our extensive U2 previews at startribune.com/music. (7:30 p.m. Fri., U.S. Bank Stadium, only $165 seats remain.)

Yes Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman: Yes, there are two versions of Yes, each with vintage members, on tour. Anderson was the voice, Wakeman the keyboard wiz and Rabin the one who guided them into a more commercial realm in the 1980s in the “Owner of a Lonely Heart” era. (8 p.m. Fri. Treasure Island Casino amphitheater, Red Wing, $47-$67.)

Poco: The long-standing country-rock band has had a few different eras. The early years are now often referred to as the Richie Furay days when the group released “You Better Think Twice” and “A Good Feelin’ to Know.” Next came the Timothy B. Schmitt days (before he left to join the Eagles) followed by adult-contemporary heyday with the big hit “Crazy Love,” sung by cofounder/pedal steel guitarist Rusty Young. He’s still in Poco along Minnesota-raised Jack Sundrud, among others. (7 & 9:30 p.m. Fri. Dakota, $40-$65, dakotacooks.com)

Prof Outdoors 4: It’s not trying to be Soundset, and that’s one of many things that has made this outdoor hip-hop marathon a popular annual tradition, in keeping with the playfully whack but shrewdly wise character that is Prof. The beloved Minneapolis rapper, who’s been laying low for a lot of the year and is probably ready to burst, has assembled another interesting lineup that includes the live debut of Shredders, a Doomtree offshoot featuring P.O.S., Sims, Lazerbeak and Paper Tiger. Also aboard are Kansas City vet Mac Lethal, Flying Lotus-affiliated New York duo the Underachievers, Minneapolis wiz kid Finding Novyon and more. (4 p.m. Sat., Cabooze Plaza, 913 Cedar Av. S., Mpls., all ages, $25-$30, eTix.com.)

Brian Just Band: One of the Twin Cities’ craftiest purveyors of ’60s-flavored paisley pop, Just is celebrating a new album, “Changing Traffic Lights,” nicely layered with strings and horns to flesh out the sweet psychedelica and featuring a sweet title track that originated with his dad back in 1973. (8:30 p.m. Sat., Turf Club, $9-$12.)

Oh Wonder: Coming off like a less-annoying but equally sugary alternate-version of Matt and Kim, this London-based boy/girl piano-pop duo has been heard everywhere from a Trivago TV commercial to a Lil Uzi Vert’s song “Landslide” and is making more of a name for itself with its new sophomore album “Ultralife.” (7 p.m. Tue., First Avenue, all ages, $27.50.)

The Toasters: After Joe Jackson produced their debut EP in 1985, this New York ska band has enjoyed an unusually long, cultish career under the leadership of Englishman Robert “Bucket” Hingley. This year it’s touring with a 10th anniversary edition of its album “One More Bullet.” (9 p.m. Wed., Triple Rock, $12.)

Thao Nguyn: After touring with her namesake band last year touting their acclaimed record “A Man Alive,” the adventurous leader of Thao & the Get Down Stay Down is out on a solo tour spotlighting her hook-laden songwriting and knack for unique instrumentation, including electric mandolin and banjo. (8 p.m. Wed., Cedar Cultural Center, all ages, $20.)

X: Many of the first generation of punk-rock bands imploded or folded long ago. Not X, Los Angeles’ greatest contribution to the punk world. Exene Cervenka and John Doe penned poetic words and delivered offbeat harmonies. Billy Zoom cranked speedo rockabilly-inspired guitar riffs, and drummer D.J. Bonebrake and bassist Doe provided pile-driving rhythms. In ’98, the classic lineup reunited. Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, X still sounds spot on. (8 p.m. Wed. First Avenue, Mpls., $25, etix.com)

Roger McGuinn: His signature 12-string Rickenbacker guitar put the jingle-jangle in the Byrds sound. McGuinn was the voice behind “Turn Turn Turn,” “Eight Miles High” and “Mr. Tambourine Man.” In concert, the 75-year-old raconteur spins fascinating tales about Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, the Byrds and being a rock ’n’ roll star. Listen now to what he says — and sings. (8 p.m. Thu. Pantages Theatre, Mpls., $39-$109, hennepintheatretrust.org)