Sting, Hippo Campus and P.O.S. lead a bouncy concert week

STING

The new 57th & 9th marks a welcome return to form for Sting, sufferer of such recent misfortunes as a Broadway flop and an unrequited lute fetish. But the album — named for the New York cross streets where the studio at which it was recorded is located — isn’t a nostalgic indulgence. It’s a brisk, 37-minute collection of snarling guitar riffs, energetic melodies and even a lovely folk ballad (“South on the Great North Road”). It feels like the man’s truest album in more than a decade, and we’re happier for it. Joe Sumner (one of Sting’s kids) and the Last Banoleros open on Thursday at the Uptown.

8 p.m. Thursday, February 16, at the Uptown, 3700 Broadway


HIPPO CAMPUS, MAGIC CITY HIPPIES

Hippo Campus is full of youth, full of bouncing, buoyant choruses and beats that have been dusted with the power to make you dance far longer than you’d planned. And the St. Paul, Minnesota, quartet is still blossoming in its adolescence: The band formed in 2013, when its members were still in high school, and has managed to garner some notable attention — enough to yield a contract with New York’s Grand Jury Records (and Transgressive in the U.K.) — without even having a full-length album. That’s all going to change on February 24, when a debut titled Landmark arrives. If you want to get hip to this buzz-worthy band before the bees swarm, get to RecordBar Friday night. Miami’s Magic City Hippies opens. 

8 p.m. Friday, February 17, at RecordBar, 1520 Grand


P.O.S., CESCHI

It’s not enough to call P.O.S.’s Chill, Dummy a comeback. In 2014, after spending a year on dialysis, the 35-year-old Minneapolis rapper and Doomtree collective co-founder underwent a kidney transplant. The medical emergency meant that the nationwide tour in support of his acclaimed 2012 album, We Don’t Even Live Here, was canceled, and the three years after his transplant have largely been spent in recovery. It wasn’t until 2016 that he was finally able to get back in the studio to record what would eventually become his most personal record to date — one that more than makes up for the lost time. Friday, find P.O.S. back on his feet at the Riot Room. Hip-hop artist Ceschi opens.

7 p.m. Friday, February 17, at Riot Room, 4048 Broadway


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16


T.J. and the Tattletales

7:30 p.m., B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ, 1205 E. 85th St.

Miles Davis’ Birth of the Cool 60th Anniversary

6 p.m., Blue Room, 1615 E. 18th St.

The Trace

7 p.m., Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, 3402 Main 

Guitar Elation

6 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand 

Cartwright, Clark & Straight

10:30 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Skillet, Sick Puppies, Devour the Day

7:30 p.m., Midland, 1228 Main

Muna, Lo Moon

7 p.m., RecordBar, 1520 Grand 

Gigantic, Wendy Moira, Gnarly Davidson

10 p.m., Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence

Pain of Salvation, Port Noire, more

7 p.m., Riot Room, 4048 Broadway


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17

Magic City Hippies

8 p.m. Friday, February 17, RecordBar, 1520 Grand

Amanda Fish

9 p.m., B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ, 1205 E. 85th St.

Indigo Hour: Da Truth

5 p.m., Blue Room, 1615 E. 18th St.

Bowdog, featuring Matt Otto and Danny Embrey

8:30 p.m., Blue Room, 1615 E. 18th St.

Starhaven Rounders

9 p.m., the Brick, 1727 McGee 

Mayan, Pipe Dream, American Slim, Grim

7:30 p.m., Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, 3402 Main 

Kathleen Holeman

2 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Tim Whitmer Quartet

8:30 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Ryan Thielman Quartet

8:30 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Boogaloo 7

10 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

2 Proud 2 Beg

10 p.m., Kelly’s, 500 Westport Rd. 

Billy Joe Shaver with Outlaw Jim & Justa Billy

8:30 p.m., Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester

Outlaw Jim & the Whiskey Benders 

10:30 p.m., Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester

Akkilles, La Guerre, Wild Eye

9 p.m., MiniBar, 3810 Broadway 

Clowder, Perry Hadduck

6 p.m., Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence

The Phantastics, Chris Meck and the Guilty Birds, Bemsha

10 p.m., Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence

Dose of Fun

7:30 p.m., Uptown, 3700 Broadway

Raelyn Nelson Band

7 p.m., Tank Room, 1813 Grand 


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18


Mama Ray’s Jazz Meets Blues Jam

2 p.m., B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ, 1205 E. 85th St.

Four Fried Chickens and a Coke

9 p.m., B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ, 1205 E. 85th St.

Ida McBeth

8:30 p.m., Blue Room, 1615 E. 18th St.

Witch Jail, Mr. & Mrs.

9 p.m., the Brick, 1727 McGee

21 Years of Winter, Charlie Bionic, Varna Cross

8 p.m., Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, 3402 Main 

Robert Glasper 

8 p.m., Folly, 300 W. 12th St.

Born of Osiris

6 p.m., Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence

Kathleen Holeman 

2:30 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

OJT

6 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Michael Shults Sextet

8:30 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Steve Lambert Quartet

10:30 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Money for Nothin’ 

10 p.m., Kelly’s, 500 Westport Rd.

Platinum Express

8:30 p.m., Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester

Red Cities, Dark Satellites

9 p.m., MiniBar, 3810 Broadway 

The Abnorm, Duncan Burnett, more

6 p.m., RecordBar, 1520 Grand

Old Fangled, Kory Quinn & David Lipkind, Michael Maher

6 p.m., Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence

Faultfinder

10 p.m., Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence

Origin, Unmerciful, more

8 p.m., Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

Abbamania

8 p.m., Uptown, 3700 Broadway

Frances and the Foundation

7 p.m., Tank Room, 1813 Grand


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19


The Confessors

6 p.m., B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ, 1205 E. 85th St.

Overkill & Nile

7 p.m., Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence

Paul Shinn Trio 

2:30 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Oak Trio

6 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Steve Lambert Quintet

10:30 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Tift Merritt with Ray Bonneville

8 p.m., Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester

Karma Vision, Trunkweed

10 p.m., Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20


Ben Leifer

7 p.m., Blue Room, 1615 E. 18th St.

You Blew It All, All Get Out, Free Through

7 p.m., Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, 3402 Main 

Blind Pilot

8 p.m., Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence

Molly Hammer Duo

12 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Matt Hopper Trio

6 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Todd Strait Trio

10:30 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Breaking Local

8 p.m., Riot Room, 4048 Broadway


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21


Nick Schnebelen 

7 p.m., B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ, 1205 E. 85th St.

Strfkr

7:30 p.m., Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence

Chris Hazelton Trio

7 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Perkins, Spaits & Strait

11:30 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Partybaby, Potty Mouth

7 p.m., RecordBar, 1520 Grand

Industrial POP Tour, with Aesthetic Perfection

7 p.m., Riot Room, 4048 Broadway


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22


Greasehouse Boogie Band

7 p.m., B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ, 1205 E. 85th St.

Man vs. Animals, Megacoil, Stone Grower, Bloom

8 p.m., Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, 3402 Main 

OJT 

6 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Ernest Melton Quartet

10:30 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Brandenburg and Beyond

6 p.m., Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway

Bob Walkenhorst & Friends

6 p.m., RecordBar, 1520 Grand

Pink Talking Fish, 3 Son Green, Brandon Draper

7 p.m., Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

Dylan Guthrie and the Good Time Guys

7 p.m., Tank Room, 1813 Grand