Last year proved to be quite a good one for both Retribution Gospel Choir and Peter Wolf Crier (pictured), as each put out records that received plenty of well-deserved accolades, while their riveting live shows took them all around the world, consistently winning over new fans in the process. And 2011 should prove to be no different, as these Minnesota-based bands are rolling through the familiar stomping grounds of Minneapolis (a city both groups understandably played quite a bit in 2010), in the middle of a successful joint U.S. tour together. They should find a passionate, enthusiastic crowd awaiting them at the Cedar, one that has supported each of them right from the start. I also wouldn't be too surprised if, after touring so extensively, the bands have worked up a new song or two that might surface in their set, giving us all a glimpse into what they have in store for us next.
Thu., Feb. 3, 7 p.m., 2011