The Aster Cafe has always been a fun little riverside spot to see and hear singer-songwriters, but in the past few months the cafe has elevated its game with a who’s who of local talent. For this month’s Wednesday residency, for example, the intrepid violin-playing songstress Jillian Rae has paired up with other notable performers, and tonight’s show with the equally hardworking experimental classical performer Leah Ottman aka LOTT8 PM. $6.Hank Stacks

Aster Cafe, 125 Mainstreet SE, MPLS;