German deep house maven Felix Jaehn began violin at 5, which led to DJ’ing a decade later. After releasing 2013 debut single “Sommer am Meer,” the producer gained mass appeal in the clubland with a worldwide-charting remix of Jamaican artist OMI’s “Cheerleader” last year. Jaehn’s also one half of Eff, featuring fellow German and vocalist Mark Forster.– Kahron Spearman
Yielding seven albums over 25 years, Tortoise’s latest tweaks the Chicagoans’ instrumental post-rock. January’s The Catastrophist upholds the quintet’s cerebral guitar jams, but adds unorthodox synth funk. Their first LP to feature singing, U.S. Maple’s Todd Rittmann tackles David Essex single “Rock On,” which recalls Tortoise’s 2006 covers collaboration with Bonnie “Prince” Billy. Seattle slowcore vet Chris Brokaw opens.– Neph Basedow
Known for walking dead-obsessed joints like “Thug Waffle” and “S.C.O.S.A.,” Flatbush Zombies stuck out amongst the contemporary golden era hip-hop pastiche via NYC Renaissance crew Beast Coast Movement. They spiral a psychedelic axis of acid, purple haze narratives, and third-eye musings on Stanley Kubrick-inspired debut 3001: A Laced Odyssey. Such psych trip leanings don’t escape locals Wonderbitch, whose celestial guitar solos and kaleidoscopic melodies party afterward inside.– Alejandra Ramirez
Adventurous song muse Charlie Faye takes an unexpected jump back to the Sixties on her latest project. Charlie Faye & the Fayettes emphasizes the g-r-o-u-p in “girl group,” the bandleader joined by the equally talented, often admired Akina Adderley and BettySoo. With material evoking Gerry Goffin and Carole King, the trio recalls the Shirelles, Shangri-Las, and Supremes in a manner that’s slick yet sincere.– Jim Caligiuri
Wanna pretend it’s January again? A Free Week-like slew of locals mobs two stages. UVH’s sludgy/grungy rock & roll, Gloves INTL’s hard, infectious funk, and the slow-burn beats and pulsing bass indie of Stiletto Feels rage inside, while outside, the limestone stage totes breezy pop from teen duo Charlie Belle before darkening with the astral electronica of Troller.– Libby Webster
Igor Yuzov’s two-decade-old rockabilly surf Ruskies.
KUTX’s three consecutive free Fridays begin with kiddie Jarebear (7pm) and parental electro (7:45).