The Summit Backyard Bash celebrates the 26th anniversary of the venerable St. Paul brewery with a day filled with music from a superb all-local lineup and great beer. The rambunctious hip-hop collective Doomtree (pictured) will headline the Summit Backyard Bash, and will surely set the place off with their energetic beats and rhymes — along with plenty of material from P.O.S.'s highly anticipated fourth album, We Don't Even Live Here. Emerging local indie trio Now, Now are set to share tracks from their brilliant new record, Threads. Add the captivating art-pop quartet Halloween, Alaska, the rousing indie folk of Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps, and the pulsing, electro-clash rock of Heartbeats. Hotpants DJs will kick off the event, and will also provide between-set beats to keep the party going. Fifty percent of all ticket sales go directly to the Minnesota Music Coalition, a nonprofit service organization dedicated to supporting Minnesota's independent music community. 21+, $14-20,11 p.m. 910 Montreal Circle, St. Paul; 612.326.6343.
Sat., Sept. 8, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 2012