Dance Band stand pretty much unchallenged as Minnesota's foremost incitement to party, and for good reason. A bunch, actually, including the quintet's polyrhythm-enriched disco, and first and foremost, their penchant for disrobing on stage whenever opportunity knocks. But beneath all that exposed skin lurk five souls seething with seriousness. As founder and head of the Maasai Cultural Foundation, drummer Hans Johnson (Perfect Beat) labors tirelessly on behalf of Kenya's perpetually threatened Maasai People. Naturally, his bandmates assist with fundraising efforts—even sometimes manning a kissing booth at benefits for the organization. Saturday's extravaganza finds openers Best Friends Forever, Solid Gold, and Look Book stepping up for the cause with style and grace. 18+.
Sat., June 7, 9:30 p.m., 2008