Syd Straw and Pete Donnelly have been attached to a wealth of influential rock acts, but now they're both kicking it solo. Getting her start singing backup for Pat Benatar in 1978, Straw has since worked with the Golden Palominos, Vic Chestnutt, and Evan Dando. She has a catalog of her own songs rich in narrative and depth. On the co-bill is the Figgs/NRBQ vet Pete Donnelly playing pieces from his new, pop-fueled album Face the Bird. This rare Twin Cities performance will have both bringing out songs from their solo projects, but also teaming up onstage. 18+.
Sat., Aug. 24, 9 p.m., 2013