It’s understandable if the idea of hearing another random singer-songwriter on small coffee shop stage makes you cringe. But even though the Radio Five Watt series takes place in the hip coffeemaker’s Lyndale location, the showcase books some of the best solo musicians in the state and beyond—January’s installment includes ultra-talented Nick Costa, Philly transplant Alina Maira, and young gun Josiah Davie. Friday, January 24th, 8 PM. Free. —Hank Stacks

FIVE WATT Coffee, 3350 Lyndale Ave S, MPLS;