St. Paul's Turf Club hosts all manner of artist showcases, but rare is the occasion when the club hosts a punk show—let alone a punk show of this caliber—for only $6. Friday night's show serves as both a homecoming for Pretty Boy Thorson and the F'n A's (the band returns from a string of shows out west), and as the kickoff for an 11-date mini-tour for Dillinger Four. Eventually set to land in Austin for SXSW, the Twin Cities patriarchs continue to play in support of the hard-nosed C I V I L W A R, the band's second release via Fat Wreck Chords and first since 2002's Situationist Comedy. Joining the two bands for the show are Killer Dreamer (ex-FYP, Lipstick Pick Ups) and Sinks. 21+.
Fri., Feb. 27, 9 p.m., 2009