Divine Fits: What do you get when you put together Spoon’s Britt Daniel, Wolf Parade’s Dan Boeckner and New Bomb Turks’ Sam Brown? More than just an indulgent side project, for starters. Daniel’s cool plays off Boeckner’s agitation in the trio’s stripped-down debut, “A Thing Called Divine Fits” (Merge). Watch out for Alex Fischel, who adds new-wave keyboards, 7 p.m. Thursday at Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie, $20; emptybottle.com.
R. Kelly: On his most recent albums, the singer who grew up on the South Side singing at L Stops and streetcorners paid homage to the suave, soul classics in his late mother’s record collection. But he’s billing this as “The Single Ladies Tour,” so there’ll be no shortage of R-rated come-on’s from his hits, 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 8 p.m. Friday at the Arie Crown Theater, 2301 N. Lakeshore Dr., $48, $68, $88, $128; email@example.com