The local roots-folk quartet Very Small Animal are finally set to give their fans something tangible to connect with at the record-release show for their debut EP, Starlings. The earnest young group have slowly been cultivating quite a devoted following in the Twin Cities due to their impassioned, stirring live shows, which feature stark, affecting arrangements and genuine lyrics. This evening should be an enjoyable one, with the band not only having their EP on offer, but also providing crayons and limited-edition coloring books inspired by their lyrics available so everyone can "channel your creative inner child." It's a free, full night featuring a bill composed solely of talented local acts, so come early and stay late to celebrate with all the bands. With Sleeping in the Aviary, Brian Just Band, and Oak Ribbons.
Sat., March 10, 9:30 p.m., 2012