Turf Club, Sunday 6.03

Everyone who wants to keep the good times going on Sunday night should roll over to the Turf Club for the Grand Old Day Afterparty featuring the spirited folk-and-roots stylings of O'Death and Charlie Parr. The celebrated Duluth bluesman will be serving double duty at the Turf, as Parr also has a set scheduled as part of the celebratory Grand Avenue festivities earlier in the day, while the New York sextet O'Death will bring the night to a rousing close with their emphatic blend of Appalachian alt-country. Parr will then join O'Death on a mini-Midwestern tour that will see them hit Fargo, Duluth, and Milwaukee following their St. Paul stop, their classic, enduring sounds complementing each other. 21+, $8, 8 p.m. 1601 University Avenue, St. Paul; 651.647.0486. —Erik Thompson

Afrojack/R3hab/Bobby Burns

Epic, Monday 6.04

Bright things ahead for Walker Kong
Kim Ha
Bright things ahead for Walker Kong

Three young upstarts in the Dutch EDM scene are going to set Epic off on Monday night, as the vibrant DJ/producers Afrojack, R3hab, and Bobby Burns all bring their distinct styles of progressive house music to downtown Minneapolis. The three artists have all worked closely together over the years, collaborating and remixing each other as well as lending support when it's needed. The trio are certainly part of a new generation that is leading the way forward for the burgeoning dance-music scene in their native Netherlands, and this evening will give local EDM fans a good taste of what has been heating up the clubs all over Europe as of late. 18+, $35, 8 p.m. 110 N. Fifth St., Minneapolis; 612.332.3742. —Erik Thompson

Ramona Falls

7th St. Entry, Tuesday 6.05

When the recording of Menomena's Mines came to loggerheads, Brent Knopf bid the band adieu and embarked on this solo project that is now a full band. Hard to peg into one particular category, Ramona Falls grabs pieces from already-hypenated microgenres (electro-folk, indie-pop), adds more hyphens, and mashes them together while stripping away nearly all of the inherent hippie-ness. It plays out much like a Xiu Xiu album with the forced weirdness dialed down to a manageable level. Knopf adds copious acoustic guitars and just enough curveballs to keep things interesting while not losing out to each song's urge to become the soundtrack for an art-school film short. A veritable tempest of key signature changes, off-time percussion bursts, and the occasional guitar shredding converge to create one of the most intoxicating audio experiences in recent memory. You never know what's coming during a song, even a few seconds before it happens. With the Darcys. 18+, $10, 8 p.m. 701 First Ave. N., Minneapolis; 612.332.1775. —Pat O'Brien

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars

Cedar Culteral Center, Tuesday 6.5

From their origins in exile, playing scrounged instruments in Guinea refugee camps during Sierra Leone's horrific civil war, the Refugee All Stars created effervescent music that lifted the spirits of their displaced compatriots. Now, a decade after the war's end and subsequent repatriation of the refugees, the All Stars have become renowned on the world-music circuit. The group's newly released third album, Radio Salone, offers a fresh dose of the Stars' trademark blend of myriad strains of Afro-pop, reggae, soca, ska, funk, scintillating poly-rhythms, and vocal harmonies entwined in call-and-response interplay. The wild card this time around is producer Victor Axelrod, a.k.a. Ticklah, who has worked with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Antibalas, and the Easy Star All Stars, and who laces the tracks with subtle but potent new ingredients, particularly from the realm of dub. The band has never sounded so assured, from the opening resonant dub of "Chant It Down" to the exuberant soukous of "Gbara Case" and classic roots-reggae grooves of "Big Fat Dog" and "Work It Brighter." $25-$28, 7:30 p.m. 416 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612.338-2674. —Rick Mason

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