Dillinger Four's debut full-length, Midwestern Songs of the Americas, continues to excite 13 years after its release. When the band announced this celebratory show recapping the record in its entirety, it sold out in less than two weeks. A lot has changed since it was recorded, but the blend of socio-political commentary and humor, all set to a simultaneously catchy and angry punk, continues to rouse spirits as if it were new. Pull on your favorite T-shirt from the late '90s and come prepared to sing along to "Twentyonethreetimesquickly" and "Mosh for Jesus," accompanied by special surprises that nobody foresaw back when Bill Clinton was prepping Al Gore's seat in the White House and Titanic redefined the movie-going experience. The band has four proper full-lengths at this juncture, but Saturday will be reserved for playing the songs that first established Dillinger Four as one of the finest punk bands — not only the Twin Cities, but in the country. With Big Eyes, Nato Coles and the Blue Diamond Band, the Slow Death, and the F'n A's. 18+.
Sat., May 12, 9 p.m., 2012