Regular Readers know the intrepid troubador Erik Koskinen is the next already a big thing in classic country, not only up here in the North, but more and more for music fans throughout the country. (Here he is shaking hands with Conan O’Brien, btw.) Despite the growing notoriety, it’s still possible to catch Koskinen up close in MPLS + STPL (for now), like at his intimate Friday show at the Parkway. The theater is a perfect fit for the singer’s throwback grand ol’ delivery style and, as if it could get any better, the equally hardworking and equally entertaining hometown Americana icons The Federales open up the whole beautiful night. Friday, March 1st, 8 PM. $15.Hank Stacks

Parkway Theater, 4814 Chicago Ave S, MPLS; theparkwaytheater.com