Fine Line Music Cafe on Sunday 10.9

As part of a new monthly series curated by Fine Line booker and Book of Right On frontman David Joe Holiday, this series (for which the full title is "Who You Calling a Bitch?: A Fearless Female Function") will cull from the vast pool of talented female musicians, artists, and business owners in the Twin Cities, starting with this kickoff featuring headliner Desdamona. With a sick new single, "The Comeback," under her belt, Desdamona should get this series off to the right start—in addition to organizing the annual B-Girl Be festival, which celebrates and empowers female hip-hop artists, Desdamona is in the midst of an impressive series of posts on her blog called "365 Days of Female MCs," which will profile a few hundred different badass female rappers. She's already up to 157, and she's just getting warmed up. The first installment of the Fearless Female Function will also feature R&B singer Alicia Steele and her band the Endeavors, plus powerhouse jazz vocalist Rookai. 21+. $4. 7 p.m. 318 First Ave. N., Minneapolis; 612.338.8100. —Andrea Swensson

Minus the Bear

Varsity Theater on Monday 10.10

The Sudden Lovelys celebrate a prolific year
Vanessa Meade
The Sudden Lovelys celebrate a prolific year

Location Info


Mystic Lake Casino Hotel

2400 Mystic Lake Blvd.
Prior Lake, MN 55372

Category: Hotels and Resorts

Region: Outstate

Bands can seem like celebrity couples sometimes: Most don't stay together very long. That's not so for Seattle band Minus the Bear, who are celebrating their 10th anniversary. In honor of this feat, the band will be integrating a performance of their 2002 debut album, Highly Refined Pirates, in its entirety into their set on this tour. Thrown in the mix are pieces from their most recent release, OMNI, which singer/guitarist Jake Snider professes is "a real leap forward. It's an impactful sounding record." Guitarist Dave Knudson adds, "One of the things we wanted to do was capture more of the live energy. We feel like the live show is really where you get to see what we're doing"—and the live show is where the band shines. Opening will be the Velvet Teen. All ages. $20. 6 p.m. 1308 Fourth St. SE, Minneapolis; 612.604.0222. —Youa Vang

Ziggy Marley

First Avenue on Tuesday 10.11

Contending with the monumental legacy of his late father apparently hasn't been an enduring issue for eldest son Ziggy Marley, who has embraced roots reggae while occasionally incorporating pop, rock, and hip-hop elements. For a couple of decades, Ziggy led his family band, the Melody Makers, to popular and critical acclaim (particularly 1988's Conscious Party), then recently issuing a series of solo albums. His new Wild and Free is not only predominantly roots reggae, it also taps Ziggy's hereditary activist streak, addressing broad social and political justice issues. The title track very specifically calls for the legalization of marijuana, written in support of last year's failed California Proposition 19 with famed pot advocate Woody Harrelson, who makes a cameo on the song. Weed aside, Ziggy and vet producer Don Was have come up with an album that spliffs the difference between reggae's engaging classic hitch and Ziggy's contemporary identity. With Leon Mobley. 18+. $25. 8 p.m. 701 First Ave. N., Minneapolis; 612.338.8388. —Rick Mason

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