Alt-rock-meets-alt-country supergroup Golden Smog are returning to the stage for their first local show in nearly three years. The last time they performed in the Twin Cities, they opened for then-President-Elect Obama at one of his rallies at the Target Center; this time, they're taking over the intimate Fine Line for a two-night stand that's being billed as "two very different nights of music." Wilco's Jeff Tweedy won't be in tow for these shows, but the rest of the band's core members will, including Marc Perlman and Gary Louris (the Jayhawks), Dan Murphy (Soul Asylum), Kraig Johnson (Run Westy Run, Iffy), and Jody Stephens (Big Star). With Gospel Gossip opening Friday night, and Red Pens opening Saturday.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: April 15. Continues through April 16, 2011