It's above freezing! Hooray! Go out and revel in the balmy, 40-degree temperatures. Some shows are here; others are below.
Friday Young Prisms @ Firebird Like shoegazing psych-pop bands? You'll dig Young Prisms. Also with Loza, Melted Toys & Speculator, The Good Pyramid. 9 p.m. $8 to $10.
Mux Mool @ 2720 Cherokee "Knowing that Mux Mool is more exotic and eye-catching, DJ/illustrator Brian Lindgren wisely took up this stage name. It isn't just the "Adult Swim" connection that makes Lindgren/MM noteworthy but also his tireless pursuit of samples, beats, and collected sounds." -- Jason Gross With Two Fresh, Body Language. 9 p.m. 18+. $10.
Pepperland @ Off Broadway The local Beatles tribute branches off a bit into Wings; the band will be doing Band on the Run in its entirety. 9 p.m. 21-plus: $8. Under 21: $11.
Toubab Krewe @ Old Rock House Based in Asheville, North Carolina, this jammy, percussion-rich instrumental act defies genres. With Cas Haley. 9 p.m. $15. 21+
Saturday Hip-Hop 911/Stop the Violence Concert @ The Pageant Read all about this awareness-raising hip-hop show here. 8 p.m. Free if 21+, $5 if under 21. All patrons need a ticket to enter Kama CD Release Party @ Lola Earthworms member Kama is releasing a solo album, Kamatoth Cocktales, this weekend. The sixteen-track album is a musical collaboration also feature Jonathan Toth, Black Spade and Fresh Heir's Nick Savage. It's also a work of art: The CD is enclosed in a sixteen-page artbook created by Justin Tolentino. With The Mo E Allstars, Eric "Farout" Farlow, Mathias and Hears Kra-z. 10 p.m. $5 at the door, or $20 will get you in, a signed poster, a sixteen-page, full color art magazine representing the album, Cocktales and a free beer
Honey Island Swamp Band @ The Gramophone Bluegrass and old-time country combine for a rollicking good time. 10 p.m. 18+. $8 in advance, $10 day of show. $3 minor surcharge.
Sunday California Wives, Art Majors and Santah @ Firebird This regional mini-tour -- featuring local rockers Art Majors, Chicago heartstring-pullers California Wives and Vampire Weekend lite act Santah -- ends tonight. 8:30 p.m. $8.
Ellen the Felon @ Halo Bar Catch her after Ben Folds' show, playing for free -- and read a wonderful interview conducted by Christian Schaeffer. 21+
Adam Reichmann and the Ghosts of Electricity @ Cicero's Heartland rock & roll, with a twist of twang. With the Vibrant Stags. 7 p.m. $7.