Dakota Jazz Club on Saturday 7.30

Ray Manzarek founded the Doors with Jim Morrison, and his keyboards were arguably the glue that held the band together. Many of his keys phrases themselves reached icon status, such as the intro to "Light My Fire." Roy Rogers is a respected veteran blues bandleader, producer, and killer slide guitarist, whose credits include working with John Lee Hooker. Their new collaborative album, Translucent Blues, is very nearly a masterpiece that emphasizes Doors-like driving roadhouse blues-rock tinged with noirish overtones. The interplay between Manzarek's instantly recognizable keyboards and Rogers's slide is particularly delicious, and the addition of George Brooks's filthy tenor sax on wicked tunes like the addiction-shedding epic "Kick" is just gravy. Numerous allusions to Doors songs surface throughout, and Manzarek's deep, messianic vocals suggest Morrison in phrasing and tone, as well as a few actual Doors classics. $35. 8 p.m. 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis; 612.332.1010. —Rick Mason

Johnny Winter

Famous Dave's BBQ on Sunday 7.31

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Location Info


Mystic Lake Casino Hotel

2400 Mystic Lake Blvd.
Prior Lake, MN 55372

Category: Hotels and Resorts

Region: Outstate

7th St. Entry

701 1st Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55403-1327

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Minneapolis (Downtown)

Triple Rock Social Club

629 Cedar Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Minneapolis (Downtown)

Xcel Energy Center

175 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102

Category: Music Venues

Region: St. Paul (Downtown)

Mears Park

221 E. 5th St.
St. Paul, MN 55101

Category: Community Venues

Region: St. Paul (Downtown)

Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

1010 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Minneapolis (Downtown)

Famous Dave's BBQ & Blues Uptown

3001 Hennepin Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: Uptown/ Eat Street

Pretty much the prototype for the heroic, Texas blues-rock guitar slinger, Johnny Winter caused a sensation with his fleet fingers when he emerged from Beaumont in the late '60s, and his rep was solidified with a sizzling performance at Woodstock. His early success was complicated by a vicious heroin addiction, but he has endured over the decades, his artistry intact, periodically resurfacing with a higher profile. That's likely to happen again in September with the release of Roots, his second studio album in some 15 years. It will focus on nuggets from blues icons who initially inspired Winter, including Robert Johnson, T-Bone Walker, and Elmore James, and will feature a slew of guests, such as Sonny Landreth, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, and brother Edgar. Winter is reportedly healthier than he's been in decades and should lead a fire-breathing quartet. With Moses Oakland. $25. 6 p.m. 3001 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612.822.9900. —Rick Mason

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