The groundswell of local support for Lucy Michelle & the Velvet Lapelles has grown consistently over the last few years, propelling the band onto bigger stages and into spotlights both in the Twin Cities and across the country. The burgeoning folk-pop quintet seem poised to take their sound to an even wider audience with the release of their fourth LP, Heat, an assured, confident collection that was recorded in Brooklyn with the assistance of renowned producer Matt Boynton. This CD-release party for Heat should give their devoted, growing fan base a good idea of the bold direction the band is heading. With Communist Daughter, Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons, and Solid Gold (DJ set). 18+.
Fri., April 20, 8 p.m., 2012