Ray Manzarek & Roy Rogers Band: You can't close the Doors of perception or take the blues-rockin', ominous hipster ways away from Manzarek. The keyboardist and songwriter for the psychedelic supergroup has kept stirring the pot in songwriting collaborations with neuvo-beat poets like Jim Carroll and Michael McClure. Now he's aligned his vamping piano and ominous growl with seasoned slide/blues guitarist Rogers, for a jamming new album called "Translucent Blues," out Tuesday, and a tour bringing them hither with Steve Evans on bass, and Kevin Hayes on drums. Yeah, they'll do Doors tunes, too.
Sellersville Theater, Main and Temple streets, Sellersville, 8 p.m. Saturday, $33, 215-257-5808, www.st94.com
Raphael Saadiq: You get two chances to check out Saadiq's heart-pumping, soul-stomping music this week, sparked by his damn fine "Stone Rollin' " album, which reunites old-school R&B and rock. Today at noon, Saadiq shares the stage with Ben Harper at the new World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington for abbreviated sets entertaining the noncommercial radio programmers convention, Non-Comm. It's sold out, but listen to a free broadcast WXPN (88.5 FM). Thursday, the former Tony! Toni! Tone! sparkplug and his electrifying band take to a Philly stage. Quadron and Yuna open.
Electric Factory, 7th and Willow streets, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, $25, 627-1332, www.electricfactory.info.
Danza Contemporanea de Cuba: Lots of "traditional" sounding Cuban music is exported. But the Havana-based duo Nacional Electronica argues for a forward-looking culture with "Mambo 3XXI," its disco-, techno-, house- and ambient-flavored deconstruction of Cuba's treasured mambo that's scoring an extended work from this high-flying contemporary dance company. In their long-overdue U.S. debut, the streetwise, 21-member troupe also will take sonic inspiration from the Razones (an Argentinian group that covers the Ramones), Spanish singer Estrella Morente and flamenco firebrands Rodrigo y Gabriela. Yeah, them we know.
Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St., 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, $16-$51, 215-893-1999, www.kimmelcenter.org.
- Jonathan Takiff