Don't get into some dead-end argument with the guy on the next barstool over about who exactly is the hottest act to come out of Minnesota in the past 15 years. Instead, the two of you should drag your asses out into the sunlight this weekend, breathe in the Mississippi breeze on Harriet Island, and enjoy this two-day celebration of the variety and talent in our local scene. Highlights include Soul Asylum and Golden Smog on Friday night, and Mint Condition and Brother Ali on Saturday night. For more information, see the program insert folded into this week's issue, or go to www.minnesotamusicfestival.com.
Fri., Sept. 21, 5 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 22, noon, 2007