Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby have released a new, self-titled album, featuring a cute little single called "Here Comes My Ship." In this already packed-to-the-gills night of stellar music in the Twin Cities (see Weezer, Ani DiFranco, and even the Gambler himself, Kenny Rogers) some finely-tuned music lovers will gladly pass up all that righteous glory to hear Wreckless Eric sing "Whole Wide World," one of the greatest rock songs of all time, live. Amy Rigby, legendary in her own right, has had a long career crafting songs full of funny, clever lyrics and a certain knowing whimsy. In a way, it's no surprise that this pair ran off to France last year and got married. The meld of both artists' quirky and unique bodies of work on the new record, combined with their large separate bodies of work, makes it just that much more compelling to go. Beyond, of course, that one amazingly perfect rock song. 18+.
Fri., Oct. 3, 8 p.m., 2008