Triple Rock Social Club, Saturday 5.12

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+, $10, 9 p.m. 629 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis; 612.333.7399. —Loren Green


First avenue, Sunday 5.13

St. Vincent and the world's luckiest staircase
Tina Tyrell
St. Vincent and the world's luckiest staircase

Two of the finest modern metal acts — Meshuggah from Sweden and Savannah, Georgia's Baroness — are sure to lay waste to the Mainroom with their experimental, incendiary sounds. Meshuggah have embarked on what they are calling "The Ophidian Trek" in support of their raucous new record, KOLOSS, a highly anticipated album that their hardcore fans waited four years to hear. Baroness also have a new record, Yellow & Green, which is set to be released on July 17, but plenty of new songs should find their way into their stormy, sludgy set. The two bands both bring a heavy, turbulent edge to their music, and this pairing is like a dream — or nightmare — come true for current metal fans. With Decapitated. All ages. $23-$25 doors. 5 p.m. 701 First Ave. N., Minneapolis; 612.332.1775. —Erik Thompson

The Black Keys/Arctic Monkeys

Target Center, Tuesday 5.15

It's hard to imagine the Black Keys once were small enough to play the Entry now that they're visiting arenas on their current tour in support of the spirited new record, El Camino. And while the talented duo of Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach have brought on two extra musicians to flesh out their current live sound and help fill up the larger venues, not much else has changed about the band's bluesy garage-rock. Sheffield, England's Arctic Monkeys landed the coveted opening slot on this tour, and their cheeky brand of rock 'n' roll should go over impressively. All ages. $39-$55. 7:30 p.m. 600 First Ave. N., Minneapolis; 612.673.0900. —Erik Thompson

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